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Rabbi Moshe Chaim Goldberg (Gelbard)

משה חיים ב"ר צבי

Rav, Congregation Chevra Thillum, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date of Death: Sat. January 6, 1940 - Teves 25 5700



Photo Caption: Rabbi Moshe Chaim Goldberg, Credit:

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Rabbi Yitzchok Meir Lubel

יצחק מאיר ב"ר אברהם אבא הלוי

Rav, New Orleans Louisiana

Date of Death: Wed. June 24, 1959 - Sivan 18 5719



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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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Rbbi Dovid Yitzchok Adelson

ר' דוד יצחק ב"ר ארי

Preacher, Congregation Shaaray Torah, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. September 16, 1886 - Elul 16 5646



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Rabbi Dov Aryeh Raphaelson

דוב אריה ב"ר חיים יהודה

Rav, Newport, Kentucky

Date of Death: Tue. April 20, 1920 - Iyyar 2 5680


Originated from Kovlo, Russia, Rav Raphaelson immigrated to the United State in 1890 and served in the following cities… Memphis, Tennessee – 1893, Toledo, Ohio – 1896-1900, Cincinnati, Ohio – 1902-1903, Denver, Colorado – 1905, Columbus, Ohio – 1908-1910, Detroit, Michigan 1915, and Newport, Kentucky 1920.


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Rabbi Yaakov Avigdor

יעקב ב"ר אברהם ישכר בער

Chief Rabbi, Ashkenazi Jewish Community of Mexico.

Date of Death: Thu. March 30, 1967 - Adar II 18 5727



Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Avigdor, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Avigdor, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Photo Caption: The Rav along with Rebbe Aharon Rokeach of Belz d. 1957, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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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 Yaakov Moshe Zimmerman

יעקב משה ב"ר אברהם יצחק

Rav, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Sat. October 7, 1961 - Tishrei 27 5722



Photo Caption: The Rav among the over 400 Rabbanim and Admorim who on Erev Yom Kippur, 1943 marched on Washington, DC demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe. Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Yisroel Moshe Gnat

ישראל משה ב"ר שמואל

Rav, Congregation Sheriff Street, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. July 30, 1946 - Av 2 5706



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Rabbi Yisroel Jacobson

ישראל ב"ר יעקב ליב

Rav, Congregation Agudas Achim Ansche Bobruisk, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. May 27, 1975 - Sivan 17 5735


Bio Information:
Rav Jacobson was among the first Chasidei Chabad to arrive on these shores and was very instrumental in establishing and rebuilding the movement in North America. The Rav relocated from Russia with the permission of the  of the Frierdiker Rebbe.


Photo Caption: Rav Yisroel Jacobson, Credit: ChabadPedia

Photo Caption: Rav Yisroel Jacobson, Credit: Rabbi Herchel Tzeig

Photo Caption: Congregation Agudas Achim Ansche Bobruisk as it stands today on 729 Saratoga Avenue, Credit: Google

Photo Caption: Rabbi Aaron Lazer Zeitlin (Rabbi Jacobson’s brother-in-law) d. 1938. Rabbi Zeitlin died in a Russian prison camp for the “crime” of spreading Judaism. Credit: ChabadPedia

Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, Lubavitcher Rebbe d. 1950, soon after his arrival to the United States, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)


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Rabbi Eliyahu Simpson (Yaichel)

אליהו ב"ר שמעון אהרן

Rav, Congregation Temach Tedek, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. December 21, 1976 - Kislev 29 5737
Chanukkah



Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Simpson, Credit: Chabad Wiki

Photo Caption:
 Rav Eliyahu Simpson, Credit: Rabbi Shneur Zalman Berger

Bio Information:
Rav Simpson learned in Tomchei Temimim in Lubavitch ( Lyubavichi), Russia for 15 years and was among the prominent “chozrim” of the Rebbe Rashab (d. 1920). The Rav was among the first  Chabad chassidim to arrive on these shores and served at Congregation Tzemach Tzedek in Brooklyn for over 50 years.
When the Rebbe Rayatz (d. 1950) arrived in the United States at the end of 1929 he stayed at the home of Rav Simpson. In the video of “America is not Different” produced by JEM, the Previous Rebbe is seen standing on the porch of Rabbi Simpson’s house in Borough Park addressing the large crowd who came to greet him. The Rav would go on to serve as the Rebbe’s gabi (personal assistant).
Credit: shturem.org, from the writings of  Rabbi Shneur Zalman Berger


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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 Avroham Tzvi Grossman

אברהם צבי ב"ר חיים

Rav, Congregation Binai Eliezer

Date of Death: Sat. October 14, 1916 - Tishrei 17 5677
Chol Hamoed Sukkos



Photo Credit:  Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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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


→ No CommentsTags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Waldheim Cemetery - Chicago

Rabbi Moshe Nachman Zeitz

משה נחמן ב"ר מרדכי אליעזר הלוי

Rav, Talmud Torah Rabbi Yisroel Salanter, Harlem

Date of Death: Fri. November 17, 1972 - Kislev 11 5733


The Rav served a number of congregations in the Bronx as well.


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Rabbi Yisroel Kassel

ישראל ב"ר אליהו

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. November 28, 1898 - Kislev 14 5659



→ No CommentsTags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900 · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

Rabbi Yair Lerner

יאיר ב"ר שימחה

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. May 31, 1935 - Iyyar 28 5695



Photo Caption: Notice of condolence for the Rav’s wife, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information:
The Rav who was originally from Labin, Volyn [Ukraine] was a member of the Degel HaRabonim.


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Rabbi Moshe Avroham Derbaremdiker

משה אברהם ב"ר חיים דוב

Rav, Hrytsiv, Ukraine

Date of Death: Fri. February 22, 1924 - Adar I 22 5684




Photo Caption: The marker of Rebbe Yaakov Yosef Yehuda of Labin, d. 1848. The Rebbe was buried along side Rebbe Chaim Tirer of Chernovitz,  (author Bei’er Mayim Chaim and Sidduro shel Shabbos) d. 1813, in a cave at the old Jewish cemetery in Tzfat. Credit: Menachem Engel, Tzfat, Israel

Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Weinberger of Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, NY at the tzion of Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev, June, 2015, Credit: Reb Dov Elias, Kew Gardens Hills, NY


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Rabbi Gershon Maklee

גרשון ב"ר דוד

Rav, Białystok, Poland

Date of Death: Thu. May 24, 1923 - Sivan 9 5683


The Rav, who lived in the Bronx arrived on these shores December 9th, 1920 on the Oscar II (“Peace Ship”) via Copenhagen.


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Rabbi Aaron Ben Tzion Benson (Aaronsohn)

אהרן בן ציון ב"ר יוסף משה

Rav, Indianapolis, Indiana

Date of Death: Mon. May 5, 1879 - Iyar 12 5639


A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF MORESHES CHACHMEI AMERICA, MR. ASHLEY DWORSKY, & RABBI JOSEPH SCHANOWITZ OF CHICAGO FOR THEIR COUNTLESS HOURS OF RESEARCH IN THE ONGOING SEARCH TO LOCATE RAV AARONSOHN’S KEVER.   

Bio Information:
The Rav, who was born in Salant (Salantai), Lithuania was the oldest son of Rav Moshe Yosef Aaronsohn better known as the East Broadway Maggid. Rav Benson was very instrumental in the publishing and distribution of his father’s seforim (books).


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Rabbi Shalom Zev Gross

שלום זאב ב"ר יחזקאל יצחק

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. July 26, 1921 - Tammuz 20



Photo Caption: Rav Shalom Wolf Gross


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Rabbi Yisroel Yosef Horowitz

ישראל יוסף ב"ר אלטר אליעזר

Chief Rabbi, Riglitz

Date of Death: Fri. August 9, 1968 - Av 15 5728
Tu B'Av



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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 Yehoshua HaKohen

יהושע ב"ר שמעון הכהן

More information needed

Date of Death: Sun. July 19, 1903 - Tammuz 24 5663



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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 Yisrael Kabat (Kabatchnick)

ישראל ב"ר צבי הכהן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. December 22, 1928 - Teves 9 5698



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Rabbi Schmaryohu Leib Hurwitz

שמריהו ליב ב"ר דוב בער

Rav, Talmud Torah Rabbi Yisroel Salanter, Harlem, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. June 12, 1938 - Sivan 12 5698




Credit: Orthodox Judaism in America, Moshe D Sherman


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Rabbi Shaul Mendel Silber

שאול מנדל ב"ר יעקב מיכאל

Rav, Congregation Anshe Shalom, Chicago

Date of Death: Sun. September 1, 1946 - Elul 5 5706


Bio Information:
Rav Silber also sever as president at Hebrew Theological College – Bais Hamedrash L’Torah.

Photo Caption: Rabbi Shaul Silber, Credit:  Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


Credit: Booth Library,Charleston, IL 


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Rabbi Chaim Seisitsky (Yanover)

חיים (יאנאווער) ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Congregation Agudas Achim, Yonkers, New York

Date of Death: Wed. June 4, 1913 - Iyar 28 5673



Photo Caption: Agudath Achim Shul c. 1928, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Photo Caption: Agudath Achim Shul as it stands today, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information:
The Rav’s marker was donated by Independence Sons of Israel / Chevra Kneses Anshei Zedek.


→ No CommentsTags: New York · Westchester County

Rabbi Yekusiel Raphael Hurwitz

יקותיאל רפאל ב״ר שמואל מאיר הלוי

Rav, Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Sat. August 11, 1945 - Elul 2 5705


Bio Information: 
Rav Yekusiel Raphael Hurwitz was born and raised in Novardok and studied in the Volozhin Yeshiva, Etz Chaim, until it closed in 1892. The Rav was a cousin and close friend of Rav Shlomo Polachek better known as the Maitcheteter (Maichater) Illui.
Source: Reuben Rudman

Photo Caption: Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah in the Bronx as it stands today at 860 Forest Avenue. Credit: Google 


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