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Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Keller

צבי הירש ב"ר ישראל מנחם

Rav, Austria (and London, England)

Date of Death: Tue. November 16, 1897 - Cheshvan 21 5658


The Rav arrived on these shores in 1895 form Liverpool, England and passed away just a few short years later.


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Aaron Broude

אהרן ב״ר מאיר

Rav, Chevra Adas Jacob Anshe Slabodke

Date of Death: Mon. August 19, 1929 - Av 13 5689



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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Abba Michel Kopelowitz

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. November 7, 1906 - Cheshvan 19 5668


Of Note: 
The marked lists the date of passing as Wednesday, the 19th of Cheshvan, 5668, which converts to November 7, 1906. The maker also lists February 7, 1907, which was a Thursday (in Hebrew it corresponds with 23 Shevat, 5667) as the date of passing.


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Rabbi Avroham Pollack

אברהם בן יעקב

Chief Rabbi, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York

Date of Death: Sun. April 15, 1934 - Nissan 30 5694


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Photo Caption: From Eisenstadt

Bio Information: 
In addition to Poughkeepsie, the Rav served in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and prior to his arrival on these shores Jombeck, Hungary.


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Binyamin Zev Beishin

בנימין זאב ב"ר אברהם

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. October 30, 1944 - Cheshvan 13 5705



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Rabbi Yechiel Silverman

יחיאל ב"ר שרגא

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. December 11, 1907 - Teves 4 5668



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Rabbi Eliyahu Kaplan

אליהו יוסף ב"ר יעקב פסח הכהן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. July 20, 1937 - Av 12 5697



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Rabbi Gershon Hyman

גרשון בן שמואל הכהן

Rav, Congregation Chesed Shel Emes Adas Ellen Street, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. December 22, 1878 - Kislev 26 5639



Photo Caption: Rabbi Gershon Hyman, Credit: Eli Rabinowitz

Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

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Photo Caption: Tombstone text, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Tags: General · New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Chaim Moshe Kamenetsky

חיים משה ב"ר שלומה צבי

Rav, Chevra Nachlas Tzvi

Date of Death: Tue. June 1, 1915 - Sivan 19 5675



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Rabbi Reuvain Leib Rothstein

​ראובן ליב ב"ר רפאל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. February 16, 1917 - Adar 4 5677


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Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, February 26, 1917


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Rabbi Shmuel Yitzchok Hirschman

שמואל יצחק ב"ר שלמה זלמן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. June 27, 1906 - Tammuz 4 5666


The Rav was born 29 years after the passing of the Vilna Gaon, Rav Eliyah Kramer (d. 1797)


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Rabbi Yosef Horowitz

יוסף ב"ר נפתלי הירש הלוי

Rav, Estreich-Aongarn Anshei Sefard, Lower East Side

Date of Death: Mon. May 11, 1903 - Iyar 14 5663


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Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, September 20, 1908
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Photo Caption: Chevra Yeshuos Yakov Anshei Sefaerd sign, Credit: Rabbi Scranton Miller

Bio Information: 
The Estreich-Aongarn Anshei Sefard congregation merged to form Chevra Yeshuos Yakov Anshei Sefaerd


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Tags: General · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yisroel Dov Frankel

ישראל דוב ב"ר יעקב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. March 23, 1917 - Adar 29 5677
Rosh Coodesh



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Rabbi Avroham Dov Dobsevage

אברהם דוב בן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. January 15, 1900 - Shevat 15 5660
Tu Bishvat



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Rabbi Avroham Chaim Rosenberg

אברהם חיים ב"ר

Baal, OTzar Hashemos

Date of Death: Wed. August 5, 1925 - Av 15 5685
Tu B'Av



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Rabbi Yaakov Eliezer Wohl

יעקב אלעזא ב"ר יצחק אייזיק

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. November 15, 1927 - Cheshvan 20 5688



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Rabbi Aaron Gordon

אהרן ב"ר מאיר

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. June 20, 1894 - Sivan 16 5654


Recently a new stone was erected and the surname Gordon added in assumption. According to the Society Plot Map the Rav’s name is listed as Aaron Myers. In addition, the plot alongside his, remains empty. Original tombstone was discovered by Aron Feder / Moreshes Chachmei America.


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Aaron Adelson

אהרן ב"ר יעקב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. May 4, 1930 - Iyar 6 5690



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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens · Unknown

Rabbi Yehoshua Kalmonson

יהושע ב"ר קלונימוס

Rav, Allen Street Shul (unconfirmed) , New York City

Date of Death: Sat. July 22, 1876 - Av 1 5636
Rosh Codesh


A special thanks to Antonio Jones, General Manager at Union Field Cemetery for his ongoing effort to keep the area around Rav Yehoshua Kalmanson kever safe and accessible. 


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Union Field Cemetery - Queens · Unknown

Rabbi Shimon Lamm

שמעון ב"ר יוסף

Rav, Shiniver Klaus, Lower East Side, NYC

Date of Death: Thu. March 21, 1935 - Adar II 16 5695


The Rav, a chossid of Rebbe Moshe Halberstam of Shiniv was born in the town of Belz. He married the daughter of Rebbe Yosef Chaim Glantz, the brother in law of the Sar Shalom of Belz. In 1910 he moved to New York.


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Rabbi Yeruchem Tzvi Kantrowitz

ירוחם צבי ב"ר דוב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. December 23, 1891 - Kislev 22 5652



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Rabbi Avroham Leib Benjaminson

אברהם ליב ב"ר

Baal, Emek Yehoshpat

Date of Death: Mon. November 5, 1917 - Cheshvan 23 5677


Rav Benjaminson, a famous Mohel lived in New York City and was the author of Emek Yehoshpat, Hamisbonain, and Milhamah be-Shalom which includes approbations from Chief Rabbi Yaakov Joseph and Rav Hillel Klein.


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Rabbi Naftali Reiter

נפתלי ב"ר משה

Rav, Congregation Mogen Avroham Anshe Dukler, Lower East Side

Date of Death: Thu. March 16, 1911 - Adar 16 5671


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Naftali Reiter, Credit: Joan Pollak
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Naftali Reiter, Credit: Joan Pollak
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Photo credit: From the archives of Joan Pollak

Bio Information:
Rav Reiter was the only member of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph’s Bais Din (Rabbinical Court) of chassidish descent.


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Rebbe Dovid Halberstam

דוד ב"ר משה

Sokolover Rebbe

Date of Death: Mon. December 11, 1939 - Kislev 29 5700
Chanukkah


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Caption: The Rebbe’s great grandfather, Rebbe Chaim Halberstam, Divrei Chaim of Sanz (d. 1876), Credit: Wikipedia
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Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbe Chaim Halberstam, Divrei Chaim of Sanz (d. 1876) in Nowy Sacz, Poland, Credit: MU, KKH
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Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbe Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam (d. 1898) better known as the Shinever Rov in Sieniawa, Poland, Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY
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Photo Caption: Kever of the the Rebbe’s father, Rebbe Moshe of Shinev in the Sanzer Ohel, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Camptio: The Rebbe’s unlce Rebbe Aryeh Leibish Mordechai Halberstam d. 1930,
Nowy Sacz, Poland, Credit: MU, KGH
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Dovid Halberstam, Sokolover Rebbe, Credit: Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Zupnik Rav, 500 Bedford Avenue Synagogue
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Dovid Halberstam, Sokolover Rebbe, Credit: Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Zupnik Rav, 500 Bedford Avenue Synagogue
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Dovid Halberstam, Sokolover Rebbe along with his son-in-law Rabbi Aaron Yerucham, Credit: Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Zupnik Rav, 500 Bedford Avenue Synagogue

Bio Information:
The Rebbe was a grandson of Rebbe Yechezkel of Shiniv.


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Rabbi Nosson Nuta Netkin

נתן נטע ב"ר אשר

Old Yishuv Emissary

Date of Death: Wed. December 23, 1891 - Teves 15 5645


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Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin, Credit: Rabbi Scranton Miller
Salant Yosef Zundel

Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin’s father-in-law, Rav Yosef Zundel Salant d. 1866, Credit: ICPHH

Photo Cation: Kever of Rav Yosef Zundel Salant, Credit: Not Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin’s brother-in-law, Rav Yehuda Aryeh Leib Salant, Credit: Rena Saland Wechter
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Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Salant d. 1909, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, . 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 ever sat. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Bio Information:
The Rav was the grandson of Rav Aryeh Leib Gunzberg (d.1785) better known as the Shagas Aryeh. In addition he was the son in law of Rav Yosef Zundel Salant (d.1866) and was sent by his brother in law Rav Shmuel Salant (d.1909) to North America to collect money for the impoverished Jews of the Old Yishuv.


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph

יעקב יוסף ב"ר דוב

Chief Rabbi, Agudath HaKehilos, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. July 29, 1902 - Tammuz 24 5662


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Photo Caption: Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph, Credit: VirtualJudaica.com

Photo Caption: Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph, Credit: IFJCAH

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Photo Caption: Police attacking mourners at the Chief Rabbi’s funeral, Credit: Institute  For Judaic Culture and History
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Photo Caption: Mourners at the funeral of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, Credit: New York Herald, July 30, 1902

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Picture Caption: Kever of Rebbetzin Esther Rachel, d. 1925, wife of Chief Rabbi  Yaakov Yosef Joseph, interred alongside the Chief Rabbi at Union Field.
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Photo Caption: Kever of Mrs. Chana Anna Brody, d.1940 eldest daughter of Chief Rabbi  Yaakov Yosef Joseph, interred at the New Mount Carmel cemetery in Queens
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Photo Caption: Kever of Dr. Simon Robert (d. 1929) and Mrs. Nechama Dorothy Schultz. Dr. Schultz was Chief Rabbi  Yaakov Yosef Joseph’s son-in-law and personal physician and was present at the time of his passing. His wife Dorthy was the office manager for the Rabbanu Yaakov Yosef  School (RJJ) on the Lower East Side for many years until her passing in 1963.  Like her mother, she was well  known for he philanthropic work. Sadly they left no children.
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Photo Caption: Meyer’s Hotel, Hoboken, New Jersey. Rav Yaakov Yosef Joseph, Chief Rabbi New York City, stayed there on his first night on these shores after after arriving on shabbos and not disembarking until after nightfall. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
General Slocum Steamboat Fire
Photo Caption: The PS General Slocum was a passenger steamboat owned by the Knickerbocker Steamship Company. See “Ah Shtikle History” comment number 4 below. Credit: (wikipedia) needed.


Bio Information:

Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum, the previous Satmar Rebbe would encourage his chassidim to pray at the tzion of the Rav Yaakov Yosef. It is reported that many people have found salvation after visiting the tzion.
Full biography to be posted.


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Rabbi Alter Shaul Pfeffer

אלטר שאל ב"ר ישראל אלימלך

Rav, Beth Medrash HaGadol Anshe Ungaran

Date of Death: Sat. April 11, 1936 - Nissan 19 5696
Chol Hamoed Pesach


Rav Peffer


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Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Gordon

יעקב דוד ב"ר יהודה

Chief Rabbi, Norfolk, Virginia

Date of Death: Thu. November 6, 1947 - Cheshvan 23 5708



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