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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 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 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 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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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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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

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 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 Rovinsky

משה ב"ר ישראל הכהן

Heisinar Rav, Philadelphia

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



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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


Olinsky Nachum Phily 3
Photo Caption: Registration card, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Olinsky Nachum Phily 2
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 Zev Wolf Sofronsky

זאב וואלף ב"ר חיים צבי

Rav. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. June 2, 1945 - Sivan 21 5705



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Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Erusalimsky

יעקב צבי ב"ר שמשון שמואל יהודה

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. February 10, 1940 - Adar I 1 5740
Rosh Codesh



Photo Caption: Rav Yaacov Tzvi Erusalimsky, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Photo Caption: The Rav’s uncle, Rav Moshe Nachum Erusalimsky, Cheif Rabbi, Kielce, Poland, d. 1914, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Yaakov Raphael Cohen

Minister, Mikveh Israel. Philadelphia, PA d. 20 Elul, 1811 (5571) Prior to the 1900’s, the Chazan or Minister of a congregation was the central rabbinic figure. Wedding sermonizes, divorces, circumcision, est. were all the function of the Chazan. Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions […]


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

Rabbi Yechezkel Yehoshua Ovsovitz

יחזקאל יהושע ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Trenton, NJ

Date of Death: Wed. October 15, 1913 - Tishrei 14 5674


The Rav also served in Fall River, Massachusetts and Denver, Colorado and passed away en-rout to the land of Israel


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Rabbi Yehuda Schustak

יהודה ב"ר דוב

Rav, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Sat. July 28, 1923 - Av 15 5683
Tu B'Av



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Rabbi Yosef Grossman

יוסף ב"ר אלכסנדר זיסקינד

Rav, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Wed. April 28, 1920 - Iyar 10 5680



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Rabbi Zev Wolf Kapustin

זאב וואלף ב"ר דוד

Rav, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Fri. August 5, 1938 - Av 8 5698



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Rebbe Chaim Moshe Ingerleib

Cremenetzer Rebbe d. 16 Av, 1932 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Sharon Cemetery 502 E Springfield Rd Springfield, PA 19064 (Just outside of Philadelphia.) 610-543-8900 Photo Credit: David Weider of  Williamsburg


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Tags: Admorim · Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Zlotchov

Rebbe Moshe Tzvi Twersky

Tolna Philadelphia Rebbe d. 25 Sivan, 1972 (5732) 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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Tags: Admorim · Chernobyl · Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA

Rev Meir Derkheim

מאיר ב"ר משה

Mohel, Richmond and Petersburg, VA as well as in Philadelphia

Date of Death: Sun. August 2, 1818 - Tammuz 29 5578


Myer Derkheim performed his first Brit Milah (Jewish ritual circumcision) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when he was only 26 years old. The final circumcision at which he presided as mohel took place in 1818, the year of his death. During the 44 intervening years, Derkheim traveled the length of the newly created United States and new country in which he had settled, and he officiated at the sacred rite of initiation into the Jewish faith another 75 times; each he recorded faithfully, on these pages. His peregrinations to perform the sacred task took him from Maine to South Carolina, visiting both established Jewish communities and small outposts of Jewish life in rural America. Although Jewish tradition calls for the circumcision to be performed on the eighth day after birth, a close examination of the dates of circumcision in this register reveals that, in practice, many of the circumcisions performed by Derkheim, took place much later. The high neonatal mortality rate that prevailed in the eighteenth century meant that some circumcisions were delayed for health reasons. Derkheim’s own son Moses, whose birth and circumcision are both recorded in this register, did not undergo circumcision until he was 11 months old. The dearth of practitioners of the ancient rite and the great distances between Jewish communities meant that circumcisers rarely found their way into the hinterland and some youngsters had to wait years before the mohel came. Jacob Rader Marcus, the doyen of American Jewish history, explicitly referenced the importance of Meyer Derkheim’s circumcision register as a testament to the fidelity to their faith, exhibited by the Jews of even the most distant American towns and villages. In addition to his career as an itinerant mohel, Derkheim was one of the founders of the Jewish cemetery in Charleston S.C. in Richmond & Petersburg, VA as well as in Philadelphia.


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Tags: General · Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

Rev Shabtai Sabato Morias

שבתי

Rav, Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Thu. November 11, 1897 - Cheshvan 17 5659


Sabato Morias
Photo Caption: Rev Shabtai Sabato Morias, Credit: English Hebraica

 

Bio Information:
Hazan of Mikveh Israel 1851-1897: noted for his anti-slavery sermons. Involved in the education of children and adults, he worked for the Hebrew Sunday School Society, the Hebrew Education Society and the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA). A founder and first president of the Jewish Theological Seminary and professor of Bible there. He worked in behalf of Russian immigrants, settling disagreements between workers and employers.
Adapted: from the Congregation Mikveh Israel website.


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Rev Yitzchok Isaac Leeser

יצחק ב"ר אורי

Founding Editor, The Occident

Date of Death: Sat. February 1, 1868 - Shevat 8 5628


Isaac Leeser
Photo Caption: Rev Isaac Leeser of Philadelphia, Credit: Needed
Leeser Issac Cover Page
Photo Caption: Title page of Rev Isaac Leeser’s book, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Bio Information: 
Rev Isaac Leeser founded The Occident, the first general American Jewish magazine. The Occident is one of the most important records of American Jewish life in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Rev Lesser was the first Rabbinic authority in the United Stated to introduce a weekly sermon as part of the Shabbos morning service delivered in English. The name Lesser is derived from his grandfather, whose Hebrew name was Eliezer.


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900