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Rabbi Chaim Yitzchok Yudkowski

חיים יצחק ב"ר ראובן

Rav, Congregation Bnai Yaakov, Chicago

Date of Death: Thu. April 18, 1968 - Nissan 20 5728



Photo Caption: Rabbi Jerome Yudkowsky, Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, IL


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Rabbi Eliezer Moshe Romirowsky

אליעזר משה ב"ר שמואל

Rav, B’nai Israel, Englewood, Chicago

Date of Death: Sun. January 18, 2004 - Teves 24 5764



Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Moshe Romirowsky around the time he succeeded his father, Credit: Cynthia Meystel

Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Moshe Romirowsky c. 1990, Credit: Cynthia Meystel


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Rabbi Yehuda Michel Zeleznick

יהודה מיכל ב"ר בצלאל

Rav, Deadwood, South Dakota

Date of Death: Sat. March 25, 1933 - Adar 27 5693


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Uda Michele Zeleznick, Credit: Chicago Rabbis 
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Photo Caption: Congregation Ohel Yaakov as it stands today at 1448 S Homan Ave in Chicago, Credit: Google

Bio Information: 
Rav Zeleznick, originally from Kovna was ordained by Rav Yitzchok Elchanon Spector. After just a few short years in Deadwood the Rav moved to Chicago where he ministered at Congregation Ohel Yaakov Anshei Kovna for close to 23 years. Rav Dov Ber Swirsky (d. 1964) served at Ohel Yaakov as well.


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Rabbi Yosef Sostrin

יוסף ב"ר חיים ליב

Rav, Agudath Achim U'B'nai Abraham, Maywood, Illinois

Date of Death: Fri. August 24, 1934 - Elul 15 5694


Bio Information:
The Rav came to Agudath Achim U’b’nai Abrabham in 1919.


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Rabbi Aaron Stern

אהרן ב"ר מרדכי

Rav, Congregation Bnai David, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Tue. July 21, 1914 - Tammuz 24 5674



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Rabbi Yeshaya Rubin

ישעיהו ב"ר בצלאל זאב

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Sat. March 15, 1958 - Adar 24 5718



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Rebbe Yehoshua Heschel Eichenstein

יהושע העשל ב"ר ישכר בעריש

Ziditchover Rebbe of Chicago

Date of Death: Mon. April 4, 2016 -



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Rabbi Matisyau Gordon

מתתיהו ב"ר שמשון

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Mon. May 1, 1944 - Iyar 18 5704
Lag Baomer


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Matisyau Gordon, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History


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Rabbi Aaron Colitz

אהרן ב"ר אברהם

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Sun. May 23, 1948 - Iyar 14 5708


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Photo Caption: Rav Aaron Colitz, Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, IL


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Rabbi Avroham Yaakov Cohen

אברהם יעקב ב"ר בן ציון הכהן

Author, Otzar Hatillim

Date of Death: Wed. September 28, 1949 - Tishrei 5 5710



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Rabbi Avroham Schwalb

אברהם אליהו ב"ר צבי

Rav, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Sat. September 10, 1910 - Elul 6 5670



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Rabbi Nisson Yablonsky

ניסן ב"ר עזריאל זעליג

Rosh Yeshiva, Bais Medrash l' Torah, Chicago

Date of Death: Sun. February 19, 1928 - Shevat 28 5688


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Photo Caption: Rav Nisson Yablonsky, Credit: Hebrew Theological College
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Photo Caption: Advertisement announcing the arrival of Rav Yablonsky to these shores, Credit: 

Bio Information:
Rav Yablonsky  of Stavisky, Poland was born in 1876 and was the first Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Medrash l’ Torah (Hebrew Theological College). An outstanding talmidim of Slabodka, he was accepted as Rav of Slabodka in 1908 and later as Rosh Yeshiva of Slabodka. He was active in rescue of the Yeshiva in the aftermath of World War I. He came to America in 1922 and was immediately recruited by Rabbi Rubenstein to be the Rosh HaYeshiva of Beis HaMidrash L’Torah. He passed away suddenly on the 28th of Shevat 5688 at the age of 52. Some of his shiurim were published posthumously by his talmidim as the sefer נצני ניסן
Source: Hebrew Theological College


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Rabbi Shabsi Bresler

שבתי ב״ר מרדכי



Date of Death: Thu. April 29, 1909 - Iyyar 8 5669


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Rabbi Shlomo Schechter

שלומה ב"ר יעקב גדליה



Date of Death: Mon. November 18, 1940 - Cheshvan 17 5701


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hoto Caption: Rabbi Shlomo Schechter, Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, Illinois


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Rabbi Shlomo Perlstein

שלומה ב"ר שאול יחזקאל

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Sat. September 23, 1967 - Elul 18 5727



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Rabbi Mordecai Landa

מרדכי ב"ר קלונימוס קלמן הלוי

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. February 14, 1963 - Shevat 20 5723



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Rabbi Yehuda Newman

יהודה ב"ר יוסף

Rav, Moses Montefiore Congregation, Chicago

Date of Death: Sun. June 27, 1920 - Tammuz 11 5680


Not to be confused with the Rabbi Julius Newman who served at the Notting Hill Federation Synagogue and died in 1950. That Rabbi Newman was buried in London.


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Rabbi Eliezer Mendel Rubinstein

אליעזר מענדל ב"ר דוב אריה

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Wed. February 8, 1922 - Shevat 10 5682



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Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Kramer

יצחק אייזיק ב"ר יהודה ליב

Rav, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Wed. June 4, 1924 - Sivan 2 5684



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Rabbi Yehoshua Zelig Glick

יהושע זעליג ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Anshei Shalom, Douglas Park, Chicago

Date of Death: Mon. August 24, 1925 - Elul 4 5685



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Rabbi Shimon Glass

שמעון ב"ר יום טוב הלוי

Rav, Anshei Emes, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Thu. June 13, 1912 - Sivan 27 5672



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Rabbi Ephraim Mallach

אפרים ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Mon. February 9, 1942 - Shevat 22 5702



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Rabbi Yehuda Eliezer Anixter

​​יהודה אליעזר ב"ר יצחק אייזיק

Rav, Beth Medrash Hachodosh, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Sat. July 18, 1914 - Tammuz 24 5674


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Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, August 29, 1906
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Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, September 1, 1906

Bio Information:  
Rav Anixter was born in 1829 in Panemune, Lithuania and studied in Kalvariya. After his marriage to the daughter of Rav Henoch Weinstein (Dayan – Judge of Kalvariya) he served as the Rabbi of Anikst. In c.1869 he emigrated to England and shortly thereafter to the United States and settled in New York City. The Rav unsuccessfully tried his hand at business but eventually (1878) accepted a Rabbinate position in Chicago at the Beth Medrash Hachodosh. It is in all likelihood that he was the first ordained Orthodox rabbi in Chicago of Eastern European decent. In 1888, he took a position in Rochester, NY at Congregation B’nei Aviezer only to return to Chicago in 1891 where he resumed his previous position. Among his seforim (books) is Chidushei Avi with beautiful approbations. He died at age 82.


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Rabbi Chaim Leib Davis

חיים ליב ב"ר מאיר אליהו

Rav, Congregation Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel, Chicago

Date of Death: Sun. June 1, 1975 - Sivan 22 5735



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Rabbi Yitzchok Gedalya Siegel

יצחק גדליה ב"ר חיים דוד הלוי

Rav, Bais Yitzchok, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Fri. December 2, 1949 - Kislev 11 5710



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Rabbi Avroham Leib Gibberman

אברהם ליב ב"ר דוד

Rav, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Sun. September 9, 1956 - Tishrei 4 5717



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Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Lissner

משה שמואל ב"ר מענדל יצחק

Rav, Maywood, IL

Date of Death: Sat. November 30, 1946 - Kislev 7 5707


Maywood, a suburb of western Chicago was the only village outside the city which allowed Jew to own property during the 19 century. Today, Maywood does not have a Jewish presence.


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Rabbi Shmuel Tenenbaum

שמואל ב"ר שלומה זלמן

Rav, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Sat. May 31, 1924 - Iyar 27 5684



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Rabbi Tzvi Golstein

צבי ב"ר ברוך משה

Rav, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Mon. March 26, 1956 - 15 Nissan 5716
Pesach



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Rabbi Avroham Dov Hamburger

אברהם דוב ב"ר ישראל

Rav, Congregation Tephereth Zion, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Wed. July 22, 1908 - Tammuz 23 5668


The Rav, who originally hails from Russia was negotiating the terms of get (divorce document) when he suddenly fell ill and died.


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