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Rabbi Aaron Mordechai Ashinski

אהרן מרדכי ב"ר נחמן הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Tue. March 30, 1954 - Adar II 28 5714


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Photo Credit: The Jewish Criterion
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Photo Caption: The Rav’s rabbinc certification for Passover coffee Credit: I-velt
Rav Ashinski served as Rav in Syracuse, NY, Utica, NY, Detroit, MI, and Montreal, Canada before settling in Pittsburgh. In 1922 he moved to Brooklyn, NY where he was appointed Moreh Dasrah of Congregation Beth Shalom (South Fifth Street and Marcy Avenue). Over 5,000 people attended the Rav’s inaugural drasha (speech) among them many local politicians. After a lengthily din torah with his former congregants in Pittsburgh, who tried to force the Rav to move back, Rav Ashinski resettled in Pittsburgh. At the time of his passing the Rav was among the senior most Rabbonim in the United States.


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Rabbi Aryeh Leib Gutel

אריה ליב ב"ר אברהם משה

Rav, Lake Placid, New York

Date of Death: Tue. February 8, 1944 - Shevat 14 5704


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Photo Caption: Picture and short bio of Rabbi Aryeh Leib Gutel, Credit: Lewiston Daily Sun


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Rabbi Avroham Aryeh Pupko

אברהם ארי' ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, Philadelphia

Date of Death: Fri. September 4, 1964 - Elul 27 5724



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Rabbi Avroham Bukspan

אברהם ב"ר ישראל בנימין

Rav, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Sat. September 19, 2015 - Elul 27 5720



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Rabbi Avroham Eliyahu Fink

אברהם אליהו ב"ר משה

Rav, Sopotskin, Belarus

Date of Death: Sun. June 22, 1919 - Sivan 24 5679


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Photo Caption: Pittsburgh c. 1917, Credit: Lisa Grayson, Chicago, Illinois
The Rav arrived in Pittsburgh in 1903 where he taught students in the local Chedar (elementary school). Members of his immediate family, parents, uncle, and siblings came to the US in the 1800s, and changed their name to Fink from Maruches after they arrived.


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Rabbi Avroham Yisroel Keys

Rav, Mikveh Israel. Philadelphia, PA d. 20 Cheshvan, 1828 (5589) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Spruce Street Cemetery 823 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 E: archive@mikvehisrael.org T: 215-922-5446 Note: There are regular scheduled tours of the cemetery, call the Mikveh Israel […]


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Ovsovitz

אברהם יצחק ב"ר יחזקאל יהושע

Rav, Portland, Oregon

Date of Death: Mon. December 16, 1918 - Teves 13 5679



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Rabbi Baruch Dovid Rubin

Baal Bad Kodesh of Philadelphia d. 2 Tamuz, 1930 (5690) The Rav served in numerous cities across the United States among them Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ, and Baltimore, MD. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Sharon Cemetery 502 E Springfield Road Springfield, […]


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Rabbi Baruch Hanapolsky

Rosh Yeshiva Mishkan Israel, Philadelphia d. 18 Iyar, 1925 (Lag BaOmer) The Rav moved to Philadelphia in 1905 from Kiev, Russia. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Har Jehuda Cemetery 8400 Lansdowne Avenue Upper Darby, PA 19082 (610) 789-2104 Photo Credit: David Weider […]


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Baruch Jaffe

ברוך ב"ר יצחק יהודא

Rav, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Fri. May 21, 1943 - Iyar 17 5703


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Photo Credit: Ellen Amzallag


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Rabbi Binyamin Blumenthal

בנימין ב"ר ישראל מאיר

Rav, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Mon. September 11, 1922 - Elul 18 5682



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Rabbi Chaim Pressman

Rav, South Philadelphia

Date of Death: Tue. February 24, 2015 -


The Rav who was originally from Vilna passed away c. 1939


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Tags: Mystery · Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Unknown

Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Kahana

חיים צבי ב"ר אברהם יעקב הכהן

Rav, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Wed. July 23, 1913 - 13 Tammuz 5673



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Rabbi Dov Aryeh Leventhal

דוב אריה ב"ר אברהם הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Tue. September 23, 1952 - 4 Tishrei 5713


Leventhal Bio

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Photo Caption: Rabbi Bernard Leventhal, Credit: Needed


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Rabbi Dov Ber Kaminetsky

דוב בער ב"ר

Rav, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Tue. March 10, 2015 -


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Photo Credit: VirtualJudaica.com reference library
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Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Salant d. 1908, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, great-grandfather of the Rav Nosson Nuta Salant. This photograph made for Pearsons Magazine just a few days before the Rav’s passing, is believed to be the only portrait for which the Rav sat. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Bio Information: 
Rav Kaminetsky delivered a moving eulogy for Rav Shmuel Salant in Pittsburgh on 5 Elul, 1909, a few days after his passing.


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Tags: Mystery · Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh, PA · Unknown

Rabbi Dovid Ginsberg

דוד ב"ר יצחק אייזיק

Rav, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Thu. July 22, 1920 - Tammuz 7 5680



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Rabbi Dovid Wachtfogel

Rav, Philadelphia, PA Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Needed Click photo to enlarge , a new window will open, click that one as well


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Rabbi Elchanon Tzvi Guterman

אלחנן צבי ב"ר שמעון אריה

Chief Rabbi, Scranton, PA and Lackawanna County

Date of Death: Wed. October 19, 1966 - Cheshvan 1 5727


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Rav Guterman introduced a daily Gemara Shiur (lecture) in 1911 which ran for over 50 years, a ground breaking concept here in the United States at that time.


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Rav Eliezer Kleinberg

אליעזר

Rav, Congregation Bnai Abraham, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Mon. February 9, 1891 - Adar I 1 5651
Rosh Chodesh


Rav Kleinberg was born in the town of Bavisk, Lithuania and was the son-in-law of Rav Yisrael Lipchitz, the Chief Judge of the Vilna Bias Din. Soon after his father-in-laws passing the Rav was appointed as his replacement. He was then known as Rav Eliezer Dayan.
In 1890, Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph on New York City invited Rav Kleinberg to assume the pulpit at Congregation Bnai Abraham of Philadelphia. Soon after his funereal his son-in-law Rav Dov Aryeh Levinthal was installed has his successor.


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Rabbi Eliezer Pupko

אליעזר ב"ר חיים יהושע העשיל

Rav, Velizh, Russia (Belarus)

Date of Death: Sat. September 23, 1961 - Tishrei 13 5722



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Rabbi Eliyahu Zev Kochin

אליהו זאב ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, Congregation Tiphereth Israel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Tue. November 26, 1946 - Kislev 3 5707


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Eliyahu Zev Kochin, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Eliyahu Zev Kochin, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Advertisment anounsing the passing of Rabbi Eliyahu Zev Kochin, Credit: Needed


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Rabbi Meir (Meyer) Schuster

Baal Safer Mamarey Chaz”l d. 15 Adar II, 1981 (5761) Shushan Purim Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mt. Lebanon Cemetery 1200 Bartram Avenue Collingdale, PA 19023 (610) 583-3151 Location: Needed Click photo to enlarge , a new window will open, click that one […]


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Rabbi Moshe Aaron Markovitz

משה אהרן ב"ר מאיר חיים

Cheif Orthodox Rabbi, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Sun. September 26, 1920 - Tishrei 14 5681
Erev Sukkos


Markowitz MA pic
Photo credit: The Jewish Criterion
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Photo credit: Pittsburgh Press, September 26, 1920, page 6


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Rabbi Moshe Rovinsky

משה ב"ר ישראל הכהן

Heisinar Rav, Philadelphia

Date of Death: Wed. September 2, 1953 - Elul 22 5713



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Rabbi Moshe Shimon Sivitz

משה שמעון ב"ר יחזקאל

Chief Rabbi, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Thu. July 30, 1936 - Av 11 5696


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Moshe Shimon Sivitz, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
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Photo Caption: Poster announcing the passing of Rabbi Moshe Shimon Sivitz, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Bio Information: 
Rav Sivitz was born in Zhitovyan (Kovno), Lithuania and studied in the Yeshivos of Slovan and Chelm, where he became a close disciple of Rav Eliezer Gordon, the Telzer rosh yeshiva. He also received semicha (ordained) from Rav Gordon and additional semicha from Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spector, the Kovner Rav.
The Rav’s first pulpit was in Phikelin, Lithuania in 1885 but soon after moved to the United States. Before becoming the Chief Rabbi of Pittsburgh the Rav spent two years in Baltimore. Rav Sivitz, known as an outspoken critic against the Reform movement, organized the first talmid torah (day school) in Pittsburgh. The Rav was held in high esteem by many Rabbonim in Europe among them Rav Yisroel Meir Kagan, the Chofetz Chaim who wrote the approbation to his commentary on Talmud Yerushalmi (Jerusalem Talmud). As a side, the Rav delivered the keynote eulogy at Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph’s funeral.


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Rabbi Nachum Avroham Safran

נחום אברהם ב"ר משה

Baal, Tzofnas Par'nach

Date of Death: Wed. October 29, 1941 - Cheshvan 8 5702



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Rabbi Nachum Ball

Rav, Bais Medrash HaGadol Anshei Romania d. 14 Kislev, 1938 (5699) Anyone with information is asked to send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Sharon Cemetery 502 E Springfield Road Springfield, PA 19064 (Just outside of Philadelphia.) (610) 543-8900 Photo Credit: David Weider of Williamsburg


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Rabbi Nachum Olinsky

נחום ב"ר מרדכי

Rav, Congregation Bnai Aaron, Philadelphia

Date of Death: Wed. January 6, 1943 - Teves 29 5703


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Photo Caption: Registration card, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Caption: Letter by Rav Nachum Olinsky, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Reuvain Pupko

ראובן ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, Philadelphia

Date of Death: Tue. July 19, 1949 - Tammuz 22 5709



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Rabbi Shlomo Amsterdamsky

שלמה ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Thu. July 25, 1929 - Tammuz 17 5689
Shivah Asar B’Tammuz



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