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Rabbi Noach Garfinkel

נח ב"ר הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabeinu Chaim Ozer, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Thu. October 23, 1958 - Cheshvan 9 5719



Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter
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Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter

Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski d. 1940 (right) conversing with Rav Shimon Shkop, Credit: N/N

Bio Information:
Located in the East Bronx on Bryant Ave and 177th Street, Yeshiva Rabeinu Chaim Ozer named for the Chief Rabbi of Vilna, Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski, existed from about 1945 until approx 1964. Around 1958 it relocated to Arthur Avenue in the West Bronx. While Rav Garfinkel was the Rosh yeshiva (Dean) one Mr. Zaretzky served as executive director. The yeshiva had grade 1-8 and taught in Yiddish.

 

 


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Rabbi Nosson Eliyahu Gertzulin

Rosh Yeshiva Mesivta Torah Vodath d. 22 Sivan, 2005 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003


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Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Nosson Yosef Meisels

Satmar Rav of London d. 21 Tammuz, 2006 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Kiryas Yoel Cemetery Schunnemunk Road (Between Berdichev Drive and Seven Springs Road ) Kiryas Joel ( Monroe ), NY 10951 (Near the ohel)


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Tags: Monroe (Kiryas Yoel), NY · New York · Rosh Yeshiva · Upstate New York

Rabbi Pinchos Hirschsprung

פנחס ב"ר חיים

Chief Rabbi, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Sun. January 25, 1998 - Teves 27 5758



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Photo Caption: Rav Yehuda Meir Shapiro, Lubliner Rav and Rosh Yeshia, Chachmei Lublin  , d. 1933
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Photo Caption: Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin as it stood when it first opened  in 1930, Credit: Kevarim.com
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Photo Caption: Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin as it stands today (Winter, 2011), Credit: Kevarim.com

Bio Information: 
Rav Hirschsprung, a student of Rav Meir Shapiro served as the Chief Rabbi of Montreal from 1969 until his passing. The Lubliner once said that already as a youth he knew 2,200 talmudic folios by heart. The Rav also shared a very close relationship with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and served as one of the Rosh Yeshivas at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim of Montreal.


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Tags: Canada · Chief Rabbi · Montreal, QC · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Raphael Chaim Shlomo Heiman

רפאל חיים שלמה ב"ר יחיאל מיכל

Rosh Yeshiva, Mesivta Torah Vodath, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Mon. December 4, 1944 - Kislev 17 5705


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Photo Caption: Rav Shlomo Heiman, Credit: Needed


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Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Raphael Reuvain Grozovsky

Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Yitzchok (Kamenetz) d. 22 Adar, 1958 (5718) Rav Grozovsky, the son-in-law of Rav Baruch Ber Lebovits was also the Rosh Yeshiva of Mesivta Torah Vodath in Brooklyn and Beth Medrash Elyon in Monsey, NY. Full bio to be posted. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT […]


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Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Shabsi Sheftal Kramer

שבתי שעפטיל ב"ר יהודה ליב

Mashgiach . Orthodox Rabbinical Seminary, New Haven, CT

Date of Death: Wed. January 21, 1942 - Shevat 3 5703


The Rav Kramer  married the daughter of great philanthropist Reb Shraga Frank of Kovno, Lithuania. Reb Shraga had four famous son-in-lawas, the other three were Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein of Slobodka and later Chevron, Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer of Slutsk, Rav Baruch Hurwitz of Alexot, Lithuania and later Rosh Yeshivah in Slobodka. The Rav’s daughter married Rav Yaakov Yitzchok Halevi Ruderman, Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Yisroel, Baltimore.


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Tags: Baltimore, MD · Maryland · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Shlomo Elchanon Jaffe

שלום אלחנן ב"ר שמעון פרץ

Rav, Bais Medrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street, Lower East Side

Date of Death: Fri. November 16, 1923 - Kislev 7 5684


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Shalom Elchanon Jaffe at a Agudath Harabonim convention. Credit: Needed

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Photo Caption: Advertisement announcing the passing and the unavailing of Esther Jaffe (buried at Union Field), the wife of Rabbi Shalom Elchanon Jaffe, Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal 1916 and 1917 respectively.
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Photo Caption: Picture and short bio of Rav Shalom Elchanon Jaffe, Credit: Yeshiva University

Bio Information:
Rav Shalom Elchonon Jaffe was born in the town of Vabolnick, Lithuania just outside of Vilna in 1858. His primary teacher was his father a noted torah scholar and a descendant of Rav Mordechai Yaffe the Baal Halevushim (d. Posen, Poland, 1612). At the age of fourteen he was sent to the Volozhiner Yeshiva were he studied for six years and was ordained by Rav Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin (Netziv) and Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spector.

Rav Jaffe participated in the founding convention of the Agudath HaRabonim in 1902 and was appointed director of its kashrus division. In 1905 he was elected its third president and remained an influential member until his passing. He was also among the Rosh Yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.


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Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Shalom Moshe Unger

שלום משה ב"ר שמואל דוד הלוי

Nitra Rav

Date of Death: Fri. April 29, 2016 - Nissan 27 5763



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Tags: New York · Rosh Yeshiva · Westchester County

Rabbi Shaul Brus

Rosh Yeshiva Beis HaTalmud d. 7 Sivan, 2008 (5768) Rav Brus was born in Savin, Poland, his father was a Trisker chossid. He entered Pinsker Yeshiva at the age of 11 and soon after the Kaminetzer Yeshiva where he was among the youngest students of Rav Baruch Ber Lebowitz (1864-1939). Exiled to Siberia during the […]


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Rabbi Shimon Schwab

שמעון ב"ר יהודה

Rav, Khal Adath Jeshurun (KAJ), Washington Heights

Date of Death: Tue. February 14, 1995 - Adar I 14 5755
Purim Katan



Photo Caption: Rav Shimon Schwab, Credit: Wikimedia

Bio Information: 
Rav Shimon Schwab was born and grew up in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His father was a longstanding members of the Israelitische Religionsgesellschaft (IRG), the Orthodox Jewish community that had established its own independence from the Reform Judaism-dominated general community. The IRG had been led until 1888 by Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch and was then under the leadership of his son-in-law Rav Solomon Breuer.
Rav Shimon completed the Realschule, the local school that combined religious studies and general subjects in conformation with the Torah im Derech Eretz ideology propagated by Rav Hirsch. After the Realschule he was a full time student for a number of years in the Torah Lehranstalt, the local yeshiva founded by Rav Breuer.
In 1924, at age 16, Rav Shimon enrolled in the yeshiva of Telshe where he studied intensively for three years, and afterwards for two years in the Mir, both in Lithuania.
In 1930, he spent a weekend with Rav Yisroel Meir Kagan (the Chofetz Chaim). The visit made a strong impression on him, and he would often refer to the encounter in public speeches throughout his life.
After receiving semicha (rabbinic ordination), Rav Schwab relocated to Germany, where he married Recha Froehlich of Gelsenkirchen, and worked for two years as Rabbinatsassessor (assistant rabbi) in Darmstadt before accepting the post of community rabbi in Ichenhausen, Bavaria.
In Ichenhausen, Rav Schwab worked to establish a traditional yeshiva that would teach Mishnah and Talmud. He also published a booklet titled Heimkehr ins Judentum (Coming Home to Judaism, published in 1934) exhorting his Jewish contemporaries to devote more time to in-depth Torah study and abandon their fascination with modern culture and social progress. Soon after its establishment, the Yeshiva ran into trouble as threats were made by local Nazi activists. Soon after, through the American Orthodox leader Rabbi Dr. Leo Jung he got in touch with a community called She’erith Yisrael in Baltimore. He travelled to the United States, and after a trial period the community elected him as a rabbi. The family was therefore able to apply for visas and escape the Holocaust.
In Baltimore, Rav Schwab became a local leader of Orthodoxy, hosting the annual conference of Agudath Israel several years after his arrival. He was involved in the first Jewish school for girls, Bais Yaakov, and traveled to San Francisco in the late 1940s to act as a lobbyist during the early activities of the United Nations.
In 1958, Rav Schwab was invited to join Rav Joseph Breuer in the leadership of the German-Jewish community of Washington Heights, located in New York City. This community, widely regarded as the spiritual continuation of the pre-War Frankfurt kehilla (community), had been close to the Rav’s heart, and with Rav Breuer’s increasing age and infirmity he took on many leadership roles until the latter’s passing in 1980.
From then until in passing at the age of 86 he continued to lecture and teach until his health deteriorated. He was succeeded after his death by Rav Zechariah Gelley, the Sunderland (England) Rosh Yeshivah who had already joined the kehilla several years earlier (Elul of 1987) as Av Beth Din and Mara D’asra.
Rav Schwab, being a product of both the German Torah im Derech Eretz movement and the Eastern-European yeshiva world, initially identified strongly with the latter. During the 1960s, however, it became apparent to him that the continued emphasis on religious studies and downplay of secular education would be harmful to the community as a whole. He thus wrote his pamphlet “These and Those”, in which he champions the Torah im Derech Eretz approach as being equally valid. (The title of the pamphlet is a quote from the Talmud – Eilu va’Eilu are the words of a Living God”, emphasizing that both approaches are divinely sanctioned.) Other points often discussed in his work the independence of Orthodoxy and the perceived materialistic excesses and expenses of the modern world, especially at weddings. He did not shirk from difficult and potentially controversial questions, such as those concerning the Jewish view on the age of the universe and problems in harmonizing a 165-year gap in traditional Jewish history with scientifically accepted calculations.
Source: Adapted from the Biographic notes in Rav Schwab on Prayer, Wikipedia, and Yisroel (Sidney) Strauss


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · King Solomon Memorial Park · New Jersey · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Shlomo Polachek

שלמה ב"ר יוסף

Maitcheteter (Maichater) Illui

Date of Death: Tue. July 10, 1928 - Tammuz 21 5688


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Photo Caption: Rav Shlomo Polachek, Credit: RIETS
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Photo Caption: Rav Shlomo Polachek with his students in Lida, 1910, Credit: YIVO
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Photo Caption: Rav Shlomo Polachek, Credit: Needed

Bio Information: 
Rav Baruch Ber Lebowitz, Kaminetzer Rosh Hayeshivah who at the time was visiting the United States was maspid (eulogized) Rav Polachek.


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Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Shmuel Menachem Fine

Moreh Dasrah Congregation Ahavath Tzion d. 9 Cheshvan, 1938 (5699) In addition to writing many seforim, Rav Fine was the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Beth Yehuda which during the 1930’s had an enrolment of more that 30 students. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to […]


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Tags: Detroit, MI · Michigan · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg

שמואל יעקב ב"ר יצחק מתתיהו

Rosh Yeshiva Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Death: Thu. July 1, 1999 - Tammuz 17 5759
Shiv'ah Asar b'Tammuz


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Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Weinberger, c. 1965 at Yeshiva Ner Yisroel of Toronto, Credit: Courtesy of the Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, Credit: BALTIMORE JEWISH LIFE
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Photo Caption: Rav Shimshon Pinkus, Chief Rabbi, Ofaqim, Israel d. 2001, nephew of Rav Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, Credit: Needed


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Tags: Baltimore, MD · Maryland · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Meisels

Chief Rabbi of Veitzen, Hungary d. 25 Teves, 1974 Prior to becoming Chief Rabbi of Veitzen in 1930, the Rav led the Jewish community of Neimark, Galicia. In Neimark, the Rav headed a yeshiva with hundreds of students. In 1944, the Rebbe along with his entire community was deported to Auschwitz. After his liberation he […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Floral Park - Washington Cemetery (N.J.) · New Jersey · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yaakov Eliezer Silman

Rosh Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS) d. 22 Kislev, 1937 (5697) Rav Silman who hailed from Uzda, Russia was a leading figure at the Agudas HaRabonim. The Rav was also associated with the Beis Medrash L’Rabonim in Chicago and Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem (MTJ) in New York City. Anyone with information is asked to please send […]


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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Rosh Yeshiva · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky

יעקב ב"ר בנימין

Rosh Yeshiva, Mesivta Torah Vodath, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Mon. March 10, 1986 - Adar I 29 5736


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Photo caption: Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky, Credit: Wikipedia
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Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky and Rav Moshe Feinstein at a simcha, Credit: Needed

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Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky at a wedding, Credit: Kevarim.com
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Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky and the Novominsker Rebbe, Credit: Dos Yiddish Vort
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Photo Caption: Rav Binyamin Kamenetsky davening at his father’s kever on the yahrzeit (29 AdarI, 2016), Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY


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Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol

יעקב מנחם ב"ר ברוך מרדכי

Rav, Vernon Avenue Shule, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Sun. November 21, 1937 - Chesvan 17 5698


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol along with part of his family c. 1915 in Brisk Poland, left to right daughter Adele Frank who lived in New York, son Nachman who lived in Toronto, Rabbi Sokol, Rebbetzin Gitel Sokol, and a daughter whose name unknown to me. Credit: Reuben Sokol
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol c.1930, Credit: Reuben Sokol

Bio Information: 
Rav Sokol a student of Rav Chaim Soloveitchik of Brisk received rabbinical ordination from him. Prior to his moving to New York the Rav stopped in LA where he headed a yeshiva. Of his children two daughters Mindel and Scheindel, and a son Shmuel perished in the Holocaust HY”D.

 


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Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Kulefsky

יעקב משה ב"ר רפאל ניסן שלמה

Rosh Yeshiva, Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Death: Thu. November 30, 2000 - Kislev 3 5761


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Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Moshe Kulefsky, Rosh Yeshiva, Ner Yisroel  Baltimore, Credit: Ari Koretzky


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Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Shurkin

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin d. 1 Av, 1963 (5723) Rosh Chodesh Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003 Location: Jericho Avenue, between Jackson and Monroe Reb Irving Bunim, the noted askan (community advocate) is buried directly […]


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Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Flanzgraben

R”M, Yeshiva Rabbeinu Shlomo Kluger d. 20 Sivan, 1965 (5725) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003 (718) 343-4000 (Location: Needed)


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Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva · Unknown

Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman

יעקב יצחק הלוי ב"ר יהודה לייב

Rosh Yeshiva Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, MD

Date of Death: Sat. July 11, 1987 - Tammuz 14 5747


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Rabbi Yechezkel (Ezekiel) Aishiskin

Moreh Dasrah Congregation Bnai Dovid d. 9 Elul, 1935 (5695) Rav Aishiskin, a Moreh Dasrah and Rosh Yeshiva in Detroit for over thirty years wrote two seforim Dvar Yechezkel and Mareh Yechezkel. The Rav passed away in Detroit after a prolonged illness that left him paralyzed for the last six months of his life. Anyone with […]


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Tags: Detroit, MI · Michigan · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yechiel Dov Shapiro

R”M, Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS) d. 25 Cheshvan, 1917 (5678) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Union Field Cemetery 82-11 Cypress Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385 (Location: Path 69, look for Jacob Shapiro)


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva · Union Field Cemetery - Queens · Unknown

Rabbi Yechiel Kavetsky

(יחיאל גדליהו ב"ר יעקב יהודה (לייב

Rosh Yeshiva, Talmud Torah Ohab Zedek

Date of Death: Wed. April 19, 1922 - Nissan 21 5682
Shevii Shel Pesach


In addition the Rav served in Yampol, Russia and Corona, (Queens) NY.


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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yehuda Davis

Rosh Yeshiva Zichron Mayer, Mountaindale, NY d. 23 Adar I, 1997 (5757) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Vizhnitzer Cemetery in Monsey, NY RT. 306 (at the intersection of Brick Church Rd) Spring Valley, NY 10977 (Left side of the cemetery behind Vizhnitzer […]


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Tags: Monsey / New Square, NY · New York · Rosh Yeshiva · Upstate New York

Rabbi Yehuda Heschel Levenberg

יהודה העשל ב"ר צבי הלוי

Rosh Yeshiva, Orthodox Rabbinical Seminary, New Haven, Connecticut

Date of Death: Sat. January 15, 1938 - Shevat 13 5698


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Photo Caption: Rav Yehuda Heschel Levenberg in New Haven, Credit: Virtualjudaica.com reference library
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Photo caption: The last know picture of Rav Yehuda Heschel Levenberg
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Photo Caption: Advertisement announcing Rav Yehuda Heschel Levenberg visit to Jersey City, Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, May 13, 1917

Bio Information: 
Rav Yehuda Heschel Levenberg first position in the United States was the Chief Rabbi of Jersey City.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Connecticut · New Haven, CT · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yehuda Weil

יהודא ב"ר יצחק

Mashgiach, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Tue. October 24, 1944 - Cheshvan 7 5705


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yehuda Weil, Credit: Yeshiva University 
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Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America
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Credit: Rabbi Zevulun Charlop


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yisroel Tuber

R”M, Orthodox Rabbinical Seminary, New Haven, CT d. 4 Tammuz, 1928 (5688) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Congregation Beth Israel, Vilner Lodge Cemetery Jewell Street New Haven, CT 06515 (Along the main path) Photo Credit: Werner Hirsch, New Haven, CT


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Tags: Connecticut · New Haven, CT · Rosh Yeshiva · Unknown

Rabbi Yissachar Dov Illowy

ישכר דוב ב"ר יעקב ליב

Rav, Congregation Shearith Yisroel

Date of Death: Thu. June 22, 1871 - Tammuz 3 5631


Rav Illowi was ordained by Rav Moshe Schreiber, the Chasam Sofer and was among the first Rabbanim to serve in the United States. From the time of his arrival on these shores in 1853 until his passing, the Rav spent his time fighting to influence and uphold true Torah values in North America. The Rav is famous for his halachic ruling on the kashrus of Muscovy duck.


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