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Rabbi Ephraim Epstein

אפרים ב"ר צבי חיים

Rav, Congregation Knesses Yisrael, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. July 14, 1960 - Tammuz 19 5720


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Photo Caption: Rav Ephraim Epstein, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Ephraim Epstein, Credit: Needed
Epstein Efriam Chicago
Photo Caption: Rav Epstein‘s son, Aron Dovid HY”D who was murder during the Chevron / Hebron Massacre of 1929, Credit: Needed

Epstein Moshe Mordechai Chevron
Photo Caption: Rav Epstein‘s brother, Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein, Rosh Yeshiva Slabodka (Chevron)

Bio Information:
The Rav was born in 1876 and was the brother of the famous Chevron Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Moshe Mordechai. The Rav was ordained by Rav Yaakov Dovid Willowsky (RYDV”Z) of Slutsk and later Boston , Rav Yechiel Michel Epstein the Baal Aruch ha-Shulchan, Rav Yitzchak Yaakov Reines of Lida and many others. The Rav passed away in Chicago where he was interred.


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Rabbi Ephraim Mallach

אפרים ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Mon. February 9, 1942 - Shevat 22 5702



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Rabbi Ezriel Epstein

עזריאל ב"ר יהודה ליב

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Wed. June 29, 1938 - Sivan 30 5998
Rosh Codesh Tammuz



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Rabbi Leib Yitzchok Tarshish

Marbitz Torah, Chicago, IL d. 12 Adar I, 2005 (5765) The Rav was born 1933 and studied at Mir Yeshiva in Brooklyn where he was ordained by Rav Avroham Kalmanowitz. His then study partner Shmuel Birnbaum, would later become the Rosh Yeshiva at that institution.  The Rav also studied at Bais Medrash Govoah in Lakewood and Kollel […]


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Rabbi Matisyau Gordon

מתתיהו ב"ר שמשון

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Mon. May 1, 1944 - Iyar 18 5704
Lag Baomer


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Matisyau Gordon, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History


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Rabbi Meir (Meyer) Berenson

Rav, Chicago, IL d. 5 Shevat, 1945 (5705) 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: Need Photo Credit: Jim Craig


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Rabbi Menachem Nachum Feldman

מנחם נחום ב"ר חיים צבי

Chief Rabbi, Omaha, Nebraska

Date of Death: Mon. October 25, 1965 - Tishrei 29 5726



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Rabbi Mordecai Landa

מרדכי ב"ר קלונימוס קלמן הלוי

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. February 14, 1963 - Shevat 20 5723



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Rabbi Mordechai Rogow

מרדכי ב"ר בנימין

Rosh Yeshiva, Bais Medrash L’Torah, (Hebrew Theological College), Skokie, Illinois

Date of Death: Wed. November 20, 1968 - Cheshvan 29 5729



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Rabbi Mordecai Zevin

מרדכי ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Anshe Libovitz, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Fri. July 27, 1923 - Av 14 5683



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Rabbi Mordechai Leib Shelinsky

מרדכי ליב ב"ר יחאל שרגא

Rav, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Fri. April 20, 1928 - Nissan 30 5688
Rosh Chodesh



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Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Lissner

משה שמואל ב"ר מענדל יצחק

Rav, Maywood, IL

Date of Death: Sat. November 30, 1946 - Kislev 7 5707


Maywood, a suburb of western Chicago was the only village outside the city which allowed Jew to own property during the 19 century. Today, Maywood does not have a Jewish presence.


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Rabbi Moshe Zev Kahan

משה זאב ב"ר שאול הכהן

Rav, Tiferes Tzion, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. March 28, 1957 - Adar II 25 5717



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Rabbi Nachman Dov Ettelsohn

נחמן דוב ב"ר ברוך

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. March 25, 1920 - Nissan 6 5680



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Rabbi Nechemiah Robinson

נחמיה ב"ר יהושע

Rav, Beth Shalom, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Wed. January 11, 1956 - Teves 27 5716



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Rabbi Nissin Zev Budzinsky

Rav, Chicago, IL d. 4 Cheshvan, 1945 (5706) 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


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Rabbi Nisson Yablonsky

ניסן ב"ר עזריאל זעליג

Rosh Yeshiva, Bais Medrash l' Torah, Chicago

Date of Death: Sun. February 19, 1928 - Shevat 28 5688


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Photo Caption: Rav Nisson Yablonsky, Credit: Hebrew Theological College
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Photo Caption: Advertisement announcing the arrival of Rav Yablonsky to these shores, Credit: 

Bio Information:
Rav Yablonsky  of Stavisky, Poland was born in 1876 and was the first Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Medrash l’ Torah (Hebrew Theological College). An outstanding talmidim of Slabodka, he was accepted as Rav of Slabodka in 1908 and later as Rosh Yeshiva of Slabodka. He was active in rescue of the Yeshiva in the aftermath of World War I. He came to America in 1922 and was immediately recruited by Rabbi Rubenstein to be the Rosh HaYeshiva of Beis HaMidrash L’Torah. He passed away suddenly on the 28th of Shevat 5688 at the age of 52. Some of his shiurim were published posthumously by his talmidim as the sefer נצני ניסן
Source: Hebrew Theological College


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Rabbi Peretz Dissen

Rav, Chicago, IL d. 17 Teves, 1950 (5711) 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: NeededPhoto Credit: Jim Craig


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Rabbi Pinchos Turman

פינחס ב"ר משה

Rav, Tiferes Tzion, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Wed. July 9, 1913 - Tammuz 4 5673


Bio Information:
Prior to Chicago, Rav Turman served in Baltimore, Maryland and Trenton, New Jeresy


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Rabbi Shabsi Bresler

שבתי ב״ר מרדכי



Date of Death: Thu. April 29, 1909 - Iyyar 8 5669


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Rabbi Shabsi Rabinowitz

Rav, Chicago, IL d. 21 Elul, 1916 (5676) 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: 13 Click photo to enlarge , a new window will open, click that one as well. […]


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Rabbi Shimon Glass

שמעון ב"ר יום טוב הלוי

Rav, Anshei Emes, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Thu. June 13, 1912 - Sivan 27 5672



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Rabbi Shlomo Miles

שלומה ב"ר אריה ליב

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Mon. September 8, 1924 - Elul 8 5684


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Photo Caption: Rav Shlomo Milles, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Shlomo Perlstein

שלומה ב"ר שאול יחזקאל

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Sat. September 23, 1967 - Elul 18 5727



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Rabbi Shlomo Schechter

שלומה ב"ר יעקב גדליה



Date of Death: Mon. November 18, 1940 - Cheshvan 17 5701


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hoto Caption: Rabbi Shlomo Schechter, Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, Illinois


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Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Kagan

Rav, Chicago, IL d. 21 Tishrei.1961 (5722) The Rav’s mother, Gittel was the Chofets Chaim daughter. 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


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Rabbi Shmuel Romirowsky

שמואל ב"ר יעקב צבי

Rav, B’nai Israel, Englewood, Chicago

Date of Death: Sun. February 23, 1936 - Adar 2 5696


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Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Romirowsky, Credit: Cynthia Meystel

Bio Information:
Rav Romirowsky studied in the Yeshiva of Novoradok. After completion of his studies there he was sent to the town of Gorodische (about 60 miles southwest of his hometown of Lida, Lithuania) to continue his studies on his own.
The Chofetz Chaim came to the city and to the shul there. He saw that while there were minyanim, there were no shiurim (classes) for the laymen of the town. He asked the town’s Rabbi to institute such classes. The Rabbi agreed with the need, but protested that there was no one to conduct them (it was at that time not considered proper for the Rabbi to do so). The Chofetz Chaim answered that surely the yeshiva bochur learning there (Shmuel) could do so. Shmuel then began giving a shiur in agadata (the non-legal portions of the Talmud). The Chofetz Chaim himself initially attended to encourage the others to join.
Dovid Abba Perlman (sister of Shmuel’s future mother-in-law Meita Leah Perlman Rubinstein) traveled periodically to Gorodische on business and came to the shul there where he became acquainted with Shmuel and was impressed with him. He therefore suggested him as a potential shidduch (match) for his niece, the 16 year old Sarah Rivka, daughter of the late Yosef Leib Rubinstein of Snov (on the outskirts of Baranovitch). Shmuel came to Snov to observe Sarah Rivka whle working in the family’s cantina (bar or liqueur store) run by widowed mother. They were married in 1888 or 1889 in Baranovitch, the larger city near Snov.
Shmuel was ordained as a rabbi by Rabbi Yitzchok Elchonon Spector, the Kovner Rov, and after marriage spent 10 years learning in Vilna in the Gaon’s kloiz supported by his mother-in-law. After that time, he accepted a teaching position as a private tutor in Uman, Russia where he taught the children of the Freidenburg family who were university students. He taught there for 9 years after which he accepted a position as a fundraiser to collect money in America for the Kovno Kollel. This position was to last 2 years.
He left for America in 1911, leaving his wife and 10 children in Snov. He traveled in the US raising the funds he was sent to collect. He was to return to Russia in 1914, but he then received a letter informing him that his daughter Ida was on her way to the US. He waited for her and then for his son Jack (Yona) who came shortly thereafter. World War I broke out followed by the Bolshevik Revolution and he was unable to return to Russia. Friends of his in Chicago convinced him to settle there and found him his first rabbinic position in America as the Rabbi of the Lukniker Shul on 14th Street. He remained there for 2 years until 1917 when he became Rabbi of Bnai Israel First Congregation of Englewood on 61st Strete & Aberdeen where he served until his death.
Once he realized he would be unable to return to Russia, he began to try to bring his family to the US. From 191 to 1921 though, he was unable to make contact with them. Finally, during the winter of 1921, the family in Snov received a telegram from him followed by other communications resulting in their emigration to the US. He was a prominent Rabbi in Chicago. There were numerous obituaries written about him (copies are in possession of our family) in the local Yiddish press. He was succeeded as Rav of the shul by his son Rabbi Eliezer Moshe Romirowsky. One of his sons-in-law, Rabbi Avrohom Yitzchok Perlstein  (see picture below) was an av beis din in Chicago as well as the rav of the Tzemach Tzedek shul there.
Source: Rabbi Eliezer Moshe Romirowsky


Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Yitzchok Perlstein d. September 29, 1961 (19 Tishrei, 5722). The Rav was buried in the Bnei Brak Cemetery, see above, Credit: Chicago Rabbis

Photo Caption: Congregation Tzemach Tzedek building as it stands today at 1459 N. Talman Avenue in Chicago, Credit: Google


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Rabbi Shmuel Shach

שמואל ב"ר שרגא פייבש

Rabbi, Kehillat Yaakov, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Tue. December 18, 1934 - Teves 12 5695


Rav Shach was born in Khvidan near Kovno and was a member of the famed Kovno Kollel under Rav Yitzchak Elchanan Spector. In 1907, the Rav arrived in Chicago where he was appointed rabbi in the Drohitchin synagogue and later the Kehillat Yaakov synagogue. In Chicago he earned a reputation of having sharp understanding and expertise in Talmud and enjoyed a good relationship with the community.


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Rabbi Shmuel Tenenbaum

שמואל ב"ר שלומה זלמן

Rav, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Sat. May 31, 1924 - Iyar 27 5684



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Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Rosenblum

Rav, Ezras Yisroel, Chicago, IL d. 2 Av, 1928 (5688) 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


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