Entries Tagged as 'Illinois'
יהודה אליעזר ב"ר יצחק אייזיקRav, Beth Medrash Hachodosh, Chicago, Illinois
Date of Death: Sat. July 18, 1914 -
Tammuz 24 5674
Rav Anixter was born in 1829 in Panemune, Lithuania and studied in Kalvariya. After his marriage to the daughter of Rav Henoch Weinstein (Dayan – Judge of Kalvariya) he served as the Rabbi of Anikst. In c.1869 he emigrated to England and shortly thereafter to the United States and settled in New York City. The Rav unsuccessfully tried his hand at business but eventually (1878) accepted a Rabbinate position in Chicago at the Beth Medrash Hachodosh. It is in all likelihood that he was the first ordained Orthodox rabbi in Chicago of Eastern European decent. In 1888, he took a position in Rochester, NY at Congregation B’nei Aviezer only to return to Chicago in 1891 where he resumed his previous position. Among his seforim (books) is Chidushei Avi with beautiful approbations. He died at age 82.
אהרן ב"ר אברהםRav, Chicago, Illinois
Date of Death: Sun. May 23, 1948 -
Iyar 14 5708
אהרן ב"ר מרדכיRav, Congregation Bnai David, Chicago, Illinois
Date of Death: Tue. July 21, 1914 -
Tammuz 24 5674
Rav, Chicago, IL d. 19 Tammuz, 1940 (5700) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Waldheim Cemetery 1400 Des Plaines Avenue Forest Park, IL 60130 708-366-4541 Location: Needed Click photo to enlarge , a new window will open, click that one as well. Photo […]
אריה ליב ב"ר מרדכיRav, Chicago, Illinois
Date of Death: Sat. January 29, 1916 -
Shevat 24 5676
אריה ליב ב"ר אלחנן הכהןRav, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Thu. October 12, 1972 -
Cheshvan 4 5733
אברהם דוב ב"ר ישראלRav, Congregation Tephereth Zion, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Wed. July 22, 1908 -
Tammuz 23 5668
The Rav, who originally hails from Russia was negotiating the terms of get (divorce document) when he suddenly fell ill and died.
אברהם אליהו ב"ר צביRav, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Sat. September 10, 1910 -
Elul 6 5670
אברהם יעקב ב"ר בן ציון הכהןAuthor, Otzar Hatillim
Date of Death: Wed. September 28, 1949 -
Tishrei 5 5710
אברהם יהושע ב"ר אליהוRav, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Thu. August 31, 1967 -
Av 25 5727
The Rav’s father was the famed Baal Mussar, Rav Elya Lopian.
Moreh Dasrah Shaare Torah Anshe Maariv, Chicago, IL d. 2 Nissan, 1945 (5705) The Rav was a member of the Agudath Harabonim and Vaad Harabonim of Chicago. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Waldheim Cemetery Company 1400 Des Plaines Avenue Forest Park, IL 60130 […]
ברוך ב"ר יהושעRav, Congregation HaGra Anshei Villna, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Fri. January 8, 1965 -
Shevat 5 5725
בנימן ב"ר דוד הלויRav, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Tue. December 16, 1930 -
Kislev 26 5691
חיים ב"ר נתןRav, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Tue. July 4, 1961 -
Tammuz 20 5721
Waldheim Cemetery in Chicago maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request.
חיים ליב ב"ר מאיר אליהוRav, Congregation Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel, Chicago
Date of Death: Sun. June 1, 1975 -
Sivan 22 5735
Baal Seder Haggadah Shel Pesach, Chicago c. 1879 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Location: Needed Photo Credit: Virtualjudaica.com
חיים צבי ב"ר ישראל הלויRosh Yeshiva, Beis Medrash Latorah, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Wed. October 25, 1944 -
Cheshvan 8 5705
Rabbi Chaim Zvi HaLevi Rubenstein was born in Buten in today’s Belorus in 1872. After his Bar Mitzvah he attended the famed Volozhin Yeshiva and was a devoted disciple of its Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin. While there Rabbi Rubenstein received semicha from many leading Lithuanian rabbis including Rabbi Naftali Zvi Berlin and Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik. In 1892 the yeshiva was closed by the Russian government, and Rabbi Berlin began to immigrate to the land of Israel. A number of his students, including Rabbi Rubenstein, accompanied him. When they stopped in Warsaw on the way, Rabbi Berlin suffered a stroke and passed away a year later.
While in Warsaw, Rabbi Rubenstein married a young widow, Chaya Sarah, who was a
niece of Rabbi Zadok HaKohen of Lublin, the great Chasidic rebbe and one of the most
seminal thinkers in the Jewish world. The Rubensteins continued to the land of
Israel and settled in Jaffa, where Rabbi Rubenstein’s friend from Volozhin,
Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook, served as the Rabbi.
Rabbi Rubenstein founded and headed a small yeshiva in Jaffa known as Yeshiva
Shaarei Torah, and in 1900 he moved to Jerusalem, where he was a member of one of
the rabbinical courts under the aegis of Rabbi Shmuel Salant, the Rabbi of Jerusalem.
Sent on a mission to America to raise funds for the destitute Jewish community in
Jerusalem, he was “captured” by the Jewish community of South Chicago, Illinois to
serve as its Rabbi.
In 1917, Rabbi Rubenstein moved to the Lawndale district of Chicago’s West Side and
served as the Rabbi of Congregation Bnei Reuven, which was located in that area. Two
years later, in 1919, he founded a small yeshiva that met in his home on Douglas
Boulevard. Among his first students were Rabbis Louis Lehrfield, Shepard Baum, and
Rabbi Kramer, who served much later as president of Hebrew Theological College.
In 1921, in conjunction with Rabbis Efrayim Epstein and Saul Silber, he helped found the
Beis Medrash Latorah/Hebrew Theological College and remained as one of its roshei
yeshiva for over twenty years. He was active in the Merkaz Harabonim and was also
involved in kashrut supervision and standards.
A person of sterling character and warm love of people he was immensely respected
and beloved by his students and congregants and the entire Jewish community. He was
a member and leader of the Agudas Bnei Eretz Yisrael, an organization that helped
immigrants to Chicago from the land of Israel. A positive person who saw only the good
in others he visited the land of Israel and saw Rav Kook just before his death, and he
rejoiced in the rebuilding of the country by the Jewish pioneers. He had great confidence
that Torah and Orthodoxy would yet flourish in America, and in Chicago particularly, and
did not despair even though the next generation was already estranged from Jewish
tradition and observance.
Rabbi Rubenstein’s acts of charity and generosity were legendary. He developed cataracts and for a year was unable to see but was still able to deliver his Talmud classes, relying on his memory of the text of the Talmud and its commentators. He was aware of the new and peculiar circumstances of American Jewish life and helped guide the many young rabbis that were the products of HTC in their battle for tradition and Torah.
Rabbi Rubenstein had a melodious voice and had a tradition of leading the Neilah service in his synagogue. After Yom Kippur 1944, he tragically took ill with a heart attack and passed away soon after, on 8 MarCheshvan, 1944. After a greatly-attended and emotional funeral, he was interred in Waldheim Cemetery in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Among his descendants are his grandsons, Rabbi Berel Wein and Elijah Schochet, and the wellknown Jewish community leader Gary Torgow of Detroit, Michigan. A leader of the transitional immigrant generation, his faith in yeshivot and tradition has been amply rewarded.
Biographical Credit: Rabbi Berel Wein, Jerusalem, Isrsel
דוב בער ב"ר גרשוןRav, Chicago, Illinois
Date of Death: Tue. March 9, 1909 -
Adar II 6 5668
דוד ב"ר שמואלRav, Congregation Knesset Yisroel, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Mon. December 27, 1943 -
Kislev 30 5704
Rosh Codesh, Chanukah
דוד ב"ר צמח יעקבRav, Chicago, Illinois
Date of Death: Tue. May 19, 1925 -
Iyar 19 5685
Rav, Chicago, IL d. 5 Av, 1936 (5696) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Waldheim Cemetery 1400 Des Plaines Avenue Forest Park, IL 60130 708-366-4541 Location: Gate: 203 Click photo to enlarge , a new window will open, click that one as well. […]
דוד ב"ר אברהם מנחם הכהןRav, Paris, France
Date of Death: Tue. May 22, 2007 -
Sivan 5 5767
Erev Shavuos (Shavuot)
אלעזר ראובן ב"ר טוביהRav, Congregation Beis Medrash Hagadol, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Wed. August 2, 1950 -
Av 19 5710
Rav Eliezer Reuvain Mushkin who originally hailed from Upyna, Lithuania was also among the Roshei Yeshiva at Bais Medrash LaTorah (Hebrew Theological College) in Skokie.
Rav, Chicago, IL d. 27 Nissan, 1904 (5664) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Waldheim Cemetery 1400 Des Plaines Avenue Forest Park, IL 60130 708-366-4575 Location: Needed Photo Credit: Jim Craig
אליעזר מענדל ב"ר דוב אריהRav, Chicago, Illinois
Date of Death: Wed. February 8, 1922 -
Shevat 10 5682
אליעזר משה ב"ר שמואלRav, B’nai Israel, Englewood, Chicago
Date of Death: Sun. January 18, 2004 -
Teves 24 5764
אליעזר ב"ר זאב וואלףRav, Congregation Agudas Yaakov, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Thu. September 30, 1982 -
Tishrei 13 5743
אליעזר ב"ר שמעון ליבRav, Congregation B'nei Ruven, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Fri. March 12, 1943 -
Adar II 5 5703
אליהו ב"ר אר' צביRav, Congregation Binai Yisroel, Chicago, IL
Date of Death: Thu. August 31, 1967 -
Av 25 5727
The Rav’s brother, Rav Yerucham Fischel Perla, was well-known for his commentary on Sefer Ha’mitzvot by Rav Saadiah Gaon. A third brother, Rav Dovid, served in the Bronx.
Moreh Dasrah, Cong. HaGra Anshei Villna, Chicago, IL d. 23 Cheshvan, 1927 (5688) In addition to being its Moreh Dasrah the Rav was among its founders. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Waldheim Cemetery 1400 Des Plaines Avenue Forest Park, IL 60130 708-366-4541 […]