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Rabbi Aaron Agrovsky

Rav, Chevra Mishnayos Eitz Chaim d. 8 Adar, 1939 (5699) The Rav was associated with a number of congregations throughout Brownsville. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 Location: Needed Photo Credit: L’Zecher […]


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Rabbi Avigdor Schiffer

אביגדור ב"ר יחיאל יהודה

Rav, First Independent Hebrew, Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Jamaica, Queens

Date of Death: Sat. February 11, 1939 - Shevat 22 5699


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Photo Caption: The First Independent Hebrew, Congregation Ahavas Israel in Jamaica, Queens as it stands today.
Credit: Google
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Photo Caption: The original Aron Kodesh (Holy Ark) as it stands today at Temple Chaverim in Plainview, Long Island. Credit: Lee Weissman


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Rabbi Avroham Yehuda Leib Gordon

אברהם יהודה ליב ב"ר צבי הלוי

Baal, Ohel Avraham

Date of Death: Mon. January 3, 1938 - Shevat 1 5698
Rosh Chodesh



Credit: Anshei Shem, Note: Although it claims that Rav Gordon was the rebbe of Rav Shalom Elchanon Jaffe, it’s more likely the were friends from Kovna.

Bio Information: 
Rav Gordon arrived here from Kovna and lived in the East New York Section of Brooklyn. The safer (book) Ohel Avraham includes  letters of approbation  from both Rav Jaffe and Cheif Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph.


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Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Yekelchick

Rav, New York City d. 7 Nissan, 1940 (5700) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 (Location: Needed)


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Rabbi Avroham Zusha Ziskind

אברהם זושא ב"ר יצחק מאיר

Rosh Kollel, Kollel Avreichim, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. April 11, 1967 - Nissan 1 5727
Rosh Chodesh



Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Ziskind, Credit: chabadpedia

Bio Information:
Prior to New York, the Rav served in Newark, New Jersey.


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Rabbi Baruch Meir Rabinowitz

Moreh Dasrah Congregation Tiferes HaGra d. 8 Elul, 2000 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 (Montefiore Avenue, right on Lane O)


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Rabbi Ben Tzion Eisenstadt

Jewish Historian d. 29 Av, 1951 (5711) The Rav was a prolific writer credited with recording much of the early Jewish history of these shores. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 Location: Needed […]


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Rabbi Dovid Bender

דוד ב"ר אברהם

Menahal, Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Wed. November 17, 1965 - Cheshvan 22 5726



Photo Caption: Rav Dovid Bender, Credit: Rabbi Yaakov Bender, Far Rockaway, New York


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Rabbi Eliyahu Harkavy

Rav in New York City d. 12 Tamuz, 1931 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Mount Carmel Cemetery Chief Rabbi Joseph Section 83-45 Cypress Hills Street Glendale, NY 11385 (Section: 1, Block: C, Map: 11, Grave: 6, Line: R-11R)


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Rabbi Eliyahu Simpson (Yaichel)

אליהו ב"ר שמעון אהרן

Rav, Congregation Temach Tedek, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. December 21, 1976 - Kislev 29 5737
Chanukkah



Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Simpson, Credit: Chabad Wiki

Photo Caption:
 Rav Eliyahu Simpson, Credit: Rabbi Shneur Zalman Berger

Bio Information:
Rav Simpson learned in Tomchei Temimim in Lubavitch ( Lyubavichi), Russia for 15 years and was among the prominent “chozrim” of the Rebbe Rashab (d. 1920). The Rav was among the first  Chabad chassidim to arrive on these shores and served at Congregation Tzemach Tzedek in Brooklyn for over 50 years.
When the Rebbe Rayatz (d. 1950) arrived in the United States at the end of 1929 he stayed at the home of Rav Simpson. In the video of “America is not Different” produced by JEM, the Previous Rebbe is seen standing on the porch of Rabbi Simpson’s house in Borough Park addressing the large crowd who came to greet him. The Rav would go on to serve as the Rebbe’s gabi (personal assistant).
Credit: shturem.org, from the writings of  Rabbi Shneur Zalman Berger


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Rabbi Gavriel Zev Margolis

גבריאל זאב ב"ר יחיאל יצחק

President and Founder, Knesseth HaRabonim

Date of Death: Mon. September 9, 1935 - Elul 10 5695


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Photo Caption:Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis, Photo Credit: Mitchell Morris  
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Photo Caption: Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis and  Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch , Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch and Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis , Credit: Library Of Congress
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Photo Caption: Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis , Credit: Jewish Forward
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Photo Caption: Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis , Credit: Jewish Forward
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Photo Caption: Advertisement announcing the annual membership meeting of the Knesseth HaRabonim, Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, January 23, 1913
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Photo Caption: The passing of Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis, Credit: Brooklyn Eagle, September 9, 1935
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Photo Caption: Father-in-law of Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis and the rebbe of the Chofetz Chaim, Rav Nachum Kaplan,  or as he was commonly known Rebbe Nachumke of Horodnad. It is It is reported that the Chofetz Chaim had a picture of Rebbe Nachumke hanging in his house.

Bio Information:
Rav Velvele as he was commonly  know was married the daughter of Rav Nachum Kaplan d. 1880 (or 1879), the famed Rebbe of the Chofetz Chaim. After moving to the United States in 1907, the Rav was appointed as the Chief Rabbi of Boston, MA where he established the Knesseth HaRabonim HaOrthdoksim d’America v’Canada, prior to moving to New York City in 1911.


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Rabbi Gershon Epstein

גרשון ב"ר שמחה בנום הלוי

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. June 20, 1922 - Tammuz 23 5682



Photo Caption: The Morning Journal announcing Rav Epstein’s passing. 


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Rabbi Gershon Maklee

גרשון ב"ר דוד

Rav, Białystok, Poland

Date of Death: Thu. May 24, 1923 - Sivan 9 5683


The Rav, who lived in the Bronx arrived on these shores December 9th, 1920 on the Oscar II (“Peace Ship”) via Copenhagen.


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Rabbi Machlof b. Aaron Shalosh

Rav, New York City d. 15 Elul, 1929 (5689) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 Location: Needed Click photo to enlarge , a new window will open, click that one as well […]


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Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi

מאיר ב"ר שניאור זלמן

Chief Rabbi, Shanghai, China

Date of Death: Wed. August 25, 1954 - Av 26 5714


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi in his youth, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi, Credit: Wang Xuemen


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Rabbi Menashe Margolis

מנשה ב"ר גבריאל זאב

President, Knesseth HaRabonim

Date of Death: Wed. June 2, 1954 - Sivan 1 5714
Rosh Codesh


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hoto Caption: Rabbi Menashe Margolis, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Obituary in the Brooklyn Eagle, June 3, 1954 announcing the passing of Rav Menashe Margolis

Bio Information:
Following the passing of his father, Rav  Menashe Margolis assumed the presidency of the Knesseth HaRabonim HaOrthdoksim dAmerica vCanada. The organization ceased operations with the Rav’s passing.


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Rabbi Michael Yosef Aaron Alter Lifshitz

Rav, Toronto, Canada d. 15 Shevat, 1947 (5707) Anyone with information is asked to send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 Location: Gate: 634/N, Block: 15, Row: 011R, Grave: 1, Society Name: CHEV. TIFERETH AARON ISRAEL BETH JACOB


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Rabbi Miyrom Hillel Rappaport

מארים הלל ב"ר אפרים

Bialystoker Shtut Maggid (Town Preacher)

Date of Death: Sun. May 5, 1963 - Iyaar 11 5723


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Miyrom Hillel Rappapor at a wedding in Washington Heights, NY c. 1942t , Credit: From the library of Sarah Payes


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Rabbi Mordechai Aharon Kaplan

Rav, Congregation Nachlas Tzvi, Harlem

Date of Death: Tue. February 20, 1951 - Shevat 23 5701



Photo Caption: (L-R) Rav Mendel Hochstein (white coat), Rav Kapaln, Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch, Rav Binyamin Levy, Mr. Tzvi Hirsch Manischevitz, c. 1921, Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park, Brooklyn 

Photo Caption: Rav Kaplan, Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park, Brooklyn 

Hapardis obituary for Rav Kapaln:
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Hamodia article on Rav Kapaln:
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Bio Information:
The Rav,  a prominent member of the Agudath Harabonim was also the Moreh Dasrah of Congregation Bnai Yehuda, Brooklyn on 16th Avenue (53rd Street) in Boropark. He was also among the over 400 Rabbanim and Admorim who on Erev Yom Kippur, 1943 marched on Washington demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe.


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Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Shur

Rav, Chevra Ein Yaakov Anshe B’ville d. 29 Iyar, 1938 (5698) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 Location: Block: 94, Row: 11R, Grave: 1, Society: Chen Eiv Jacob Click photo to enlarge […]


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Rabbi Moshe Avroham Derbaremdiker

משה אברהם ב"ר חיים דוב

Rav, Hrytsiv, Ukraine

Date of Death: Fri. February 22, 1924 - Adar I 22 5684




Photo Caption: The marker of Rebbe Yaakov Yosef Yehuda of Labin, d. 1848. The Rebbe was buried along side Rebbe Chaim Tirer of Chernovitz,  (author Bei’er Mayim Chaim and Sidduro shel Shabbos) d. 1813, in a cave at the old Jewish cemetery in Tzfat. Credit: Menachem Engel, Tzfat, Israel

Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Weinberger of Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, NY at the tzion of Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev, June, 2015, Credit: Reb Dov Elias, Kew Gardens Hills, NY


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Rabbi Moshe Binyamin Tomashoff

Rav, Brownsville, Brooklyn d. 6 Teves, 1960 (5720) The Rav was a prominent member of the Agudath Harabonim. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 (Location: Gate: 665/S, Block: 28, Row: 011R, Grave: […]


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Rabbi Moshe Dovid Dweck

Rav, Rodefeh Zedek d. 18 Kislev, 1945 (5706) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 Location: Block: 50, Row: 4, Grave: 5L, Plot: 15 Click photo to enlarge , a new window will […]


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Rabbi Moshe Rosenblatt

משה ב"ר אברהם יוסף

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. April 2, 1948 - Adar II 22 5708



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Rabbi Moshe Zelig Olshanitzky

משה זעליג ב"ר פייוויל

Rav, Anshei Antirpolie

Date of Death: Sun. September 28, 1941 - Tishrei 7 5702



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Rabbi Nosson Leiter

Baal Yalket Chodosh d. 18 Sivan, 2004 (5664) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 Location: Block: 90, Row: 1L, Grave: 8, Society: Elias Yong Men Click photo to enlarge , a new […]


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Rabbi Rafael Shmuel Weiss (Weisz)

Rav, Jamaica, Queens, NY d. 22 Elul, 1958 (5718) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 Location: Needed


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Rabbi Reuvain Levovitz

ראובן ב"ר חיים יוסף הלוי

Rav, Congregation Talmud Torah of East New York

Date of Death: Thu. October 21, 1965 - Tishrei 25 5726



Photo Caption: Rav Reuvain Levovitz, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Caption: HaRav Moshe Feinstein, the Rav’s brother-in- law, Credit: ravmoshe.net
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Photo Caption: Rav Yerucham Levovitz (d. 1936), the famed Mirrer Mashgiach was the Rav’s older brother, Credit: wikipedia.org


Photo Caption: Kever of Rav Yerucham Levovitz, Mir, Poland, Credit: DZ


Photo Caption: Rebbetzin Rivka Levovitz (wife of Rav Yerucham) buried at the Mount Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens along side the wife of the Chofetz Chaim, Credit: IFJCAH


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Rabbi Schmaryohu Leib Hurwitz

שמריהו ליב ב"ר דוב בער

Rav, Talmud Torah Rabbi Yisroel Salanter, Harlem, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. June 12, 1938 - Sivan 12 5698




Credit: Orthodox Judaism in America, Moshe D Sherman


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Rabbi Shalom DovBer Gordon

שלום דובער ב"ר יוחנן

Rav, Congregation Ahavath Zion, Newark, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sun. April 15, 2001 - Nisan 22 5761
Pesach (last day)


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Photo Caption: Rav Gordon, Credit: Needed 

Of Note:
Rav Yehoshua”Josh” Gordon, the late directed of Chabad of the Valley in headquartered in Tarzana, CA was the Rav’s son.


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