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Rabbi Chaim Seisitsky (Yanover)

חיים (יאנאווער) ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Congregation Agudas Achim, Yonkers, New York

Date of Death: Wed. June 4, 1913 - Iyar 28 5673



Photo Caption: Agudath Achim Shul c. 1928, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Photo Caption: Agudath Achim Shul as it stands today, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information:
The Rav’s marker was donated by Independence Sons of Israel / Chevra Kneses Anshei Zedek.


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Tags: New York · Westchester County

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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Rabbi Shimon Chaim Lowenstein

שמעון חיים בן דוד הכהן

Rav, Pupa, Hungary

Date of Death: Tue. January 30, 1996 - Shevat 9 5756



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Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Braun

שלמה זלמן ב"ר שמואל חיים

Rav, Sharie Tzion

Date of Death: Sun. November 6, 1994 - 3 Kislev 5755



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Rabbi Yaakov Pinchas Gorelnick

יעקב פנחס ב"ר משה יוסף

Mashgiach, Nitra Yeshiva

Date of Death: Tue. October 29, 2002 - Cheshvan 23 5763



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Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Neimann - Neumann

יעקב יצחק ב"ר יוסף

Rav, Belzer Kehila, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Fri. January 26, 2007 - Shevat 7 5767


Prior to his arrival in Montreal the Rav served in Pupa, Hungary and Melbourne, Australia.  He was referred by many as the Pupa Rav of Montreal. Sadly he died without children.


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Rabbi Yitzchok Chaim Koslowe

יצחק חיים ב"ר משה

Chief Chaplin, Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Ossining, New York

Date of Death: Wed. December 6, 2000 - Kislev 10 5761



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Rabbi Yona Forst

יונה ב"ר ישראל הלוי

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Farm Settlement Nitra

Date of Death: Sat. January 1, 1983 - Teves 16 5743


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Photo Caption: Rav  Yona Forst, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America


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Rebbe Raphel Blum

רפאל ב"ר שמואל

Kasho Rebbe

Date of Death: Tue. March 1, 2005 - Adar I 20 5765


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Photo Caption: Rebbe Raphel Blum, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Caption: Khal Adas Kasho Cemetery overview, Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY 

Bio Information: 
Rebbe Raphel Blum was born in the town of Kasho, Czechoslovakia and attended the Yeshiva of Rav Shaul Brach (d. 1940). Prior to World War II, the Rav established a Yeshiva in Mihalowitz, Hungary.
Surviving the Holocaust, the Rebbe was liberated in the town of Arad, Romania and in the summer of 1945 returned to Kasho where he was the driving force behind reestablishing the Jewish community. Together with other Rabbanim, the Rebbe participated in assisting more than 200 agunos (married woman whose husband’s whereabouts is unknown) allowing them to remarry.
In 1948, the Rebbe arrived in Brooklyn and began the work of transferring his Yeshiva. After an unsuccessful attempt in 1962 to establish a community in Morris County, N.J. the Rav purchased a property in Irvington, N.Y. (Westchester County) where he reestablished his Yeshiva.
In 1977, after a fire destroyed the Irvington property, the Rav acquired the Hillcrest Center for Children in Bedford Hills, NY and established Kahal Adas Kasho, a bustling torah community.


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Rebbe Yosef Greenwald

יסוף ב"ר יעקב יחזקיהו

Pupa Rebbe

Date of Death: Sat. August 11, 1984 - Av 13 5744


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Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Greenwald, Pupa Rebbe, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Caption: Kiryas Pupa Cemetery overview. 

Bio Information:
Rebbe Yosef Greenwald, author of Vayechi Yosef and Veyaan Yosef, achieved world recognition as a young man, prior to WW II, as the head of a large yeshiva in the city of Satmar. When his father, Rebbe Yaakov Yechezkiya Greenwald, (1882-1941) the author of Vayaged Yaakov, passed away, the Rebbe was?chosen to succeed him. Rebbe Yaakov Yechezkiya was a son of Rebbe Moshe Greenwald, (1853-1911), the Chuster Rav and author of Arugas Habosem. The Rebbe and his yeshiva relocated to the city of Pupa.
During the Holocaust, his wife and nine children were murdered and the Jewish community of Pupa was destroyed. After WW II, he remarried and began restoring the glory of Pupa.
In the post Holocaust years, the Rebbe provided lodging and meals for hundreds of young men and reestablished his yeshiva. As both father and mother, the Pupa Rebbe arranged sustenance and marriages for his orphaned students.
In 1950 the Rebbe settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn and began his congregation and yeshiva anew.


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