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Rabbi Reuvain Shapiro

ראובן ב"ר שאול

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. March 5, 1905 - Adar I 28 5665



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Rabbi Moshe Tannenbaum

משה ב"ר אברהם אבא

Rav, East New York, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Mon. July 27, 1936 - Av 8 5696


Bio Information:
Rav Tennenbaum was a member of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis or Degel Harabanim as it was known.

Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Tannenbaum, Credit: Joanne Moll


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Rabbi Yirzchok Zev Wolfsohn

יצחק זאב ב"ר מנחם יעקב

Congregation Zichron Ephraim, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. April 9, 1907 - Nissan 26 5667


Rav Wolfsohn served as Shaliach Tzibbur (cantor) at  Congregation Zichron Ephraim in New York City.


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Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Feinberg

שמואל דוד ב"ר צבי

Rav, Khal Adas Neshveis, Lower East Side

Date of Death: Sat. December 12, 1914 - Teves 14 5674


Bio Information:
While the town of Nesvizh is currently located in Belarus at one point it was part of Poland.  Once considered a great center of Torah Jewry, among its many rabbonim was Rav Yitzchok Elchanon Spector (d. 1896).

Photo Caption: Rav Yitzchok Elchanon Spector, Kovno Rav, Credit: N/N

Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


Photo Caption: Message placed in the Morgan Journal by Rav Yaakov Eskolsky of the Degel HaRabonim mourning the passing of Rav Feinberg, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Yissachar Dov Sonnenberg

ישכר דוב בער ב"ר משה אהרן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. December 2, 1925 - Kislev 15 5686


Rabbi  Yissachar Dov Sonnenberg’s father was a great grandson of Rav Eliyahu of Vilna better known as the Vilna Gaon (d. 1797).

Photo Caption: The Goan of Vilan 


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Rabbi Moshe Pfeffer

משה ב"ר נתן נתע

Rav, Chevrah Shomrim Laboker, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Mon. July 21, 1941 - Tammuz 26 5701



Credit: 1917 – Jewish Communal Register / Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Chaim Portnoy

חיים ב"ר יעקב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. February 26, 1946 - Adar I 24 5706



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Rabbi Reuvain Rabinowitz

ראובן ב"ר דוד

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. March 22, 1932 - Adar II 14 5692



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Rabbi Shlomo Seliger

שלמה ב"ר צבי

Rav, Chevra Mishnayos Tiferes Yisroel, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. August 17, 1947 - Av 29 5707



Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information:

Rav Seliger was also an active Mohel.


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Rabbi Mordecai Yosef Mayer

מרדכי יוסף ב"ר מאיר אריה

Rav, Congregation Shaarey Shomayim (Roumanishe Shul), Lower East Side

Date of Death: Mon. January 26, 1981 - Shevat 21 5741


Bio Information:
Rabbi Mordecai Mayer, led Congregation Shaarey Shomayim for 20 years and died in 1981, two days before his 66th birthday.Born in Chortkov, the Rav studied in Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin, and arrived on these shores in 1936.
For 40 years, he conducted programs on Jewish topics on radio station WEVD. In the 1970s he was a columnist for the Yiddish weekly Algemeiner Journal, and authored a number of seforim (books) in both Hebrew and English.


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Rabbi Chaim Yosef Shaul Porille

חיים יוסף שאול ב"ר אלימלך

Rav, Congregation Shaarey Shomayim (Roumanishe Shul), Lower East Side

Date of Death: Tue. September 10, 1968 - Elul 17 5728
Date different from marker.


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Photo Caption: First Roumanian-American synagogue building on Rivington Street prior to it being demolished in 2006, Credit: Wikimedia

Bio Information:
Rav Porille was been born in Uscieczko (then in Poland) in 1899, and moved to the United States in 1927, to serve as rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations in Providence, Rhode Island. He became rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Shomayim in 1932, a post he held until 1962. He was a member of the executive board of the Agudath Harabonim.

 

 


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Rabbi Chaim Yonah Zipkin

חיים יונה ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. June 7, 1925 - 14 5685
Sivan



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Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Gottesman

חיים שלמה ב"ר אביש יצחק

Rav, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Anshei Ungarin

Date of Death: Mon. October 31, 1983 - Cheshvan 24 5744



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Rabbi Baruch Portnoy

ברוך ב"ר שלמה

Rav, Agudath Achim, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Tue. September 11, 1928 - Elul 25 5688


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Photo Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 10, 1927
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Photo Source: Eisenshtat, Doros Acronim


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Rabbi Arrahom Shmuel Rosenberg

אברהם שמואל ב"ר יצחק אהרן

Rav, Ohel Moshe Chevra Thillim Anshei Brooklyn

Date of Death: Wed. February 28, 1912 - Adar 10 5672


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Credit: Jewish Morning Journal, February, 1912 


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Rabbi Yisroel Chaim Goldman

ישראל חיים ב"ר יחיאל מיכל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. November 8, 1958 - Cheshvan 25 5719



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Rabbi Bentzion Pearl

בן ציון ב"ר יהודה ליב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. June 25, 1930 - Sivan 28 5690



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Rabbi Yechial Michael Afremow

יחיאל מיכל ב"ר שלמה זלמן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. October 20, 1911 - Tishrei 28 5672


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Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Betzalel Kant

בצלאל ב״ר יקותיאל

Rav, Elizabeth, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sun. December 15, 1918 - Teves 12 5679



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Rabbi Yehuda Mordechai Seidel

יהודה מרדכי ב"ר שואל

Rav, Congregation Shearith Israel, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. March 28, 1934 - Nissan 12 5694



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Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Macht

צבי ב״ר ישראל משה

Rav, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Thu. March 4, 1926 - Adar 18 5686



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Rabbi Yitzchok Weinstein

יצחק ב״ר אהרן הכהן

Rav, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Sun. March 3, 1912 - Adar 14 5672


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Credit: Jewish Morning Journal 


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Rabbi Dov Ber Feinstein

דוב בער ב״ר שלמה

Rav, Hartford, Connecticut

Date of Death: Wed. January 29, 1902 - Shevat 21 5662


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Photo Caption: Rav Dov Ber Feinstein, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Caption: Rav Dov Ber Feinstein, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Yisroel Movshowitz

ישראל ב"ר נחום

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. August 10, 1941 - Av 16 5701



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Rabbi Shraga Yerucham Flatow

שרגא ירוחם ב"ר שמואל יצחק הלוי

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. May 5, 1960 - Iyar 8 5720



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Rabbi Avroham Chaim Rosenbaum

אברהם חיים ב"ר דובער

Baal, Toldos Avraham Chaim

Date of Death: Sun. December 13, 1914 - Kislev 25 5675
Chanukah


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Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Chaim Rosenbaum, Credit: Library Of Agudas Chassidei Chabad – Ohel Yosef Yitzchak Lubavitch
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Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Chaim Rosenbaum, Credit: Library Of Agudas Chassidei Chabad – Ohel Yosef Yitzchak Lubavitch

 

Bio Information:
Rav Rosenbaum, a  talmid  (student) of the Tzemach Tzedek of Lubavitch and a chossid of the Maharash and the Rashab was considered  a tremendous gaon. After his release form jail in Russia for helping Jews evade the army he fled to the United States.  While based in New York he spent some time in  New Haven, CT where his children lived.


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Rabbi Moshe Kahn

משה ב"ר (אהרן) הכהן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. May 8, 1924 - 4 Iyar 5684



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Rabbi Aaron Dovid Reep

אהרן דוד ב"ר אברהם שלומה

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. December 21, 1915 - Teves 13 5676


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Aaron Dovid Reep, Credit: Needed


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Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Tendler

יצחק אייזיק ב"ר דוד

Rav, Congregation Anshi Kaminetz

Date of Death: Sun. March 9, 1980 - Adar 19 5740


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Photo Caption: Taken at the wedding of Rabbi Moshe Dovid Tendler’s daughter, Rivka to Shabtai Rappaport. From left to right: Rav Isaac Tendler, Rav Moshe Feinstein, Rav Yoshe Ber Soloveitchik. The wedding took place at the Pioneer Country Club, Greenfield Park, N.Y., on June 17, 1971. Photo Credit: Jack Prince
Note: Special thanks to “the Seforim blog” for picture origination


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Rabbi Avroham Negnevitzky

אברהם ב״ר חיים

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. March 18, 1953 - Nissan 2 5713



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