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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 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 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 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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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 Moshe Aaron Markovitz

משה אהרן ב"ר מאיר חיים

Cheif Orthodox Rabbi, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Sun. September 26, 1920 - Tishrei 14 5681
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Photo credit: The Jewish Criterion
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Photo credit: Pittsburgh Press, September 26, 1920, page 6


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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 Shmuel Tzvi Zahler

שמואל צבי ב"ר יעקב דוד



Date of Death: Tue. February 23, 1943 - Adar I 18 5703


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Rabbi Yaakov Brog

יעקב ב"ר אריה מאיר

Rav, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Tue. January 22, 1974 - Teves 24 5734



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Rabbi Yaakov Friedman

יעקב ב"ר דוד

Chief Rabbi, Clairton, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sun. July 28, 1940 - Tammuz 22 5700


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Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Friedman, Credit: Yankie Friedman
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Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Friedman, Credit: Yankie Friedman


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Rabbi Yaakov Goldfarb

יעקב ב"ר שמואל

Rav, Beth Israel Congregation, Washington, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Wed. March 30, 1949 - Adar 29 5709


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Goldfarb, Credit: BETH ISRAEL CHRONICLE
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Photo Caption: Original Beth Israel Congregation building, Credit: BETH ISRAEL CHRONICLE

Bio Information:
Rabbi Yaakov Goldfarb, a renaissance man who had many interests and talents, left his native Lithuania for America in 1890 when he was not yet 20. He was fluent in Lithuanian, Russian, German, Hebrew and Yiddish. He was a mohel, able to perform ritual circumcisions, a shochet, or ritual butcher; a chazzan or cantor; and he studied Talmud and Torah. He stopped in New York, then Pittsburgh, the largest Jewish community in Western Pennsylvania. It was from there that Rav Moshe Shimon Sivitz, spiritual leader of the Orthodox Jews in Pittsburgh, chose Connellsville for Rabbi Goldfarb’s first congregation. Only a month later, Rav Sivitz recalled Rav Goldfarb for another, more permanent assignment, one which lasted a half century.

Jacob Samolsky, head of the Washington Jewish community, sent for his niece, Zelda Simon, a native of Vilna transplanted to London, to come to Washington to become the bride of Rav Goldfarb. Rav Sivitz performed the wedding ceremony. After a decade in London, Zelda Goldfarb was expert in English and became her husband’s teacher. With adding English to his list of languages, Rav Goldfarb also added the duty of secretary of the Beth Israel Board of Directors and took minutes for the board for the next 50 years.
Source: BETH ISRAEL CHRONICLE

 


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Rabbi Yosef Leib Kaplan

יוסף ליב ב"ר משה חיים

Rav, Bais Medrash Hagadol, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Fri. August 22, 1952 - Elul 1 5712
Rosh Chodesh


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hoto Caption: The Rav’s letterhead, Credit: VirtulaJudaica.com reference library 


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