Entries Tagged as 'Cleveland, OH'
אריה ליב ב"ר פנחסRav, Congregation Ohev Tzedek, Cleveland, Ohio
Date of Death: Sun. December 7, 1997 -
Kislev 8 5758
Congregation Ohev Tzedek was commonly referred to as the Taylor Road Synagogue.
בנימין ב"ר יהודה ליבChief Rabbi, Cleveland, Ohio
Date of Death: Fri. January 1, 1932 -
Teves 22 5692
Rav Gittelsohn was born in Lithuania (1851-1853), son of Rav Yehuda Leib a descendant of Rav Yeshaya Halevi Horowitz, Shelah Hakadosh. The Rav’s father passed away when he was eight. Impoverished, he wandered from town to town for charitable donations enabling him to receive a traditional yeshiva education. Rav Gittelsohn attended the yeshiva of Slabodka and thereafter Slonim where he was ordained. The Rav’s first rabbinical post was in Alanta and soon after, Troskunai, a small Lithuanian town. He remained very poor, because the Jewish community was unable to pay an adequate salary. In 1890, the Rav was asked to settle in Cleveland by the growing community of Lithuanian Jews in the city. After serving various congregations throughout the city he was appointed as the Moreh Dasrah of Oer Chodosh Anshe Sfard where he remained until his passing. As Cleveland’s first rabbinic scholar he was led to become the spiritual authority for many of the surrounding congregations.
Rav Gittelsohn published two seforim (books) Ha-Poteah ve-ha-Hotem (New York, 1898) and Seder Haggada shel Pesah ‘im Be’ur Nagid ve-Nafik (Jerusalem, 1904). Additionally, he wrote a commentary on Tefilah (prayer) that was never published. The Rav married Celia “Sippa” Alenik while still in Lithuania, they had 12 children.
(Biased on information obtained from the The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History)
דוד ב"ר קלמןR”M Telshe, Cleveland, Ohio
Date of Death: Wed. December 20, 2006 -
Kislev 29 5767
Rav Dovid Barkin was a son-in-law of Rav Eliyahu Meir Bloch
אליהו מאיר ב"ר יוסף יהודה ליבRosh Yeshiva, Telshe, Cleveland, Ohio
Date of Death: Thu. December 23, 1954 -
Teves 28 5715
Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Meir Bloch’s grandfather, Rav Eliezer Gordon, Telzer Rav, d. 1910
Photo Caption: On January 1, 1963, a fire broke out in one of the three dormitories at the yeshiva killing two students. The Rosh Yeshiva at the time was Rav Chaim Mordechai Katz (d. 1964), a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah
מאיר צבי ב"ר אברהםRav, Cleveland, Ohio
Date of Death: Sat. December 8, 1973 -
Kislev 13 5734
Rav, Congregation Knesses Yisroel, Cleveland, OH d. 25 Shevat, 1943 (5703) The Rav, a respected authority on shechita (ritual slaughter) also wrote Minchas Sofer a collection of homiletics on the torah. Prior to his position in Cleveland he served as Moreh Dasrah of Scranton, PA and Bridgeport, CT respectively. Anyone with information is asked to please send […]
מרדכי צבי ב"ר רפאלClevelander Rav
Date of Death: Mon. September 10, 1962 -
Elul 11 5722
Rav, Cleveland, Ohio d. 12 Iyar, 1945 (5705) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Olive Cemetery 27855 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139 (440) 248-5100 Location: Needed Photo Credit: “Reb Elya”
Rav, Cleveland, Ohio d. 2 Teves, 1951 (5712) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Olive Cemetery 27855 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139 (440) 248-5100 Location: Needed Photo Credit: “Reb Elya”
שרגא ב"ר שלמה הכהןRav, Knesseth Israel, Cleveland, Ohio
Date of Death: Mon. February 24, 1958 -
Adar 4 5718
Date of Death: Fri. March 18, 2016 -
The Rav who was the first and only Orthodox rabbi at Bnai Jeshurun in Cleveland was a native of Hungary. He was educated in the yeshivos of Hungary and at the Orthodox (“Hildesheimer”) rabbinical seminary in Berlin.
יהושע ב"ר שמעון הכהןMore information needed
Date of Death: Sun. July 19, 1903 -
Tammuz 24 5663
יהושע ב"ר אפרים פישלRav, Cleveland, Ohio
Date of Death: Wed. March 18, 1936 -
Adar 24 5696