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Rabbi Aba Yirmiyahu Seelenfreund

אבא ירמיהו ב״ר שלמה שמואל הכהן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. March 17, 1932 - Adar II 9 5692



→ 1 CommentTags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh ben Reuvein

צבי הירש ב"ר ראובן

Cheif Judge (Dayan) of Zobna, Galicia, Eastern Europe

Date of Death: Mon. March 19, 1928 - Adar 27 5688


Most of the Jews living in Galicia were of Chasidic descent.


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Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Baskin

יעקב משה ב"ר צבי זאב הלוי

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. February 14, 1951 - Adar I 8 5711



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Rabbi Meir Gavriel Chaim Mehrer

מאיר גבריאל חיים ב"ר צבי זאב הלוי

Rav, Vienna, Austria

Date of Death: Mon. November 8, 1948 - Cheshvan 6 5709



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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 Eliyahu Kamenetsky

אליהו ב"ר שמעון

Rev, New York

Date of Death: Sun. December 27, 1992 - Teves 3 5753
Chanukah



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Rabbi Aryeh Leib Weller

אריה ליב ב"ר שמואל הלוי

Rav, Kehilas Yisroel, Newark, New Jersey

Date of Death: Wed. July 7, 1976 - Sivan 30 5727
Rosh Chodesh


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Photo Caption: Gomel Chesed Cemetery map. 


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Rabbi Dov Lubinsky

דוב ב"ר חיים יצחק

Rav, Newark, New Jersey

Date of Death: Mon. October 2, 1989 - Tishrei 3 5750
Tzom Gedaliah


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Photo Caption: Gomel Chesed Cemetery map. 


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Rabbi Shlomo Neches

שלמה מיכאל ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Los Angeles, California

Date of Death: Thu. February 11, 1954 - Adar I 8 5714


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Photo Caption: Personal stamp and bookplate belonging to Rabbi Neches, Credit: The National Library of Israel
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Photo Credit: Jewish Mourning Journal, May, 1920


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Rabbi Shalom DovBer Gordon

שלום דובער ב"ר יוחנן

Rav, Congregation Ahavath Zion, Newark, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sun. April 15, 2001 - Nisan 22 5761
Pesach (last day)


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Photo Caption: Rav Gordon, Credit: Needed 

Of Note:
Rav Yehoshua”Josh” Gordon, the late directed of Chabad of the Valley in headquartered in Tarzana, CA was the Rav’s son.


→ No CommentsTags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

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 Yehuda Chashesman

יהודה ב"ר ישראל אשר

Rav, Anshei Tiktin Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Tue. December 22, 1964 - Teves 17 5725


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yehuda Chashesman, Credit: Chicago Rabbis
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yehuda Chashesman, short bio, Credit: Chicago Rabbis


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Rabbi Shimon Smolensky

שמעון ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Calgary, Alberta

Date of Death: Sat. September 5, 1964 - Elul 28 5724


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Photo Credit: Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta 


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Rabbi Noach Zev Bresler

נח זאב ב"ר יהודה

Rav, New Jersey

Date of Death: Mon. October 19, 1936 - Cheshvan 3 5697



→ No CommentsTags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey

Rabbi Pinchos Menachem Mendel Halpern

פנחס מנחם מענדל ב"ר

Rav, Washington, DC

Date of Death: Mon. January 5, 1863 - Teves 5623


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Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

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Photo Caption: Title page of  Rabbi Pinchas Halpern safer (book) against Reform movement, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Yosef Levitan

יוסף ב"ר שמואל

R"M, Yeshiva Torah V'daas

Date of Death: Wed. August 5, 1964 - Av 24 5724



→ No CommentsTags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey

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 Avroham Geller

אברהם ב"ר חנא

Rav, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Mon. January 27, 1941 - Teves 28 5701


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Rabbi Yosef Friedman

יוסף ב"ר יעקב פרץ

Rav, New York

Date of Death: Wed. September 2, 1959 - Av 29 5719



→ No CommentsTags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey

Rabbi Avroham Yaakov Hoffmann

אברהם יעקב ב"ר זאב

Rav, New Jersey

Date of Death: Mon. May 19, 1941 - Iyar 22 5701



→ No CommentsTags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey

Rabbi Yaakov Leibowitz

יעקב ב"ר צבי

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. August 16, 1940 - Av 12 5700



→ No CommentsTags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey

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 Shlomo Zalman Braun

שלמה זלמן ב"ר שמואל חיים

Rav, Sharie Tzion

Date of Death: Sun. November 6, 1994 - 3 Kislev 5755



→ 1 CommentTags: New York · Westchester County

Rabbi Yaakov Pinchas Gorelnick

יעקב פנחס ב"ר משה יוסף

Mashgiach, Nitra Yeshiva

Date of Death: Tue. October 29, 2002 - Cheshvan 23 5763



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Rebbe Raphel Blum

רפאל ב"ר שמואל

Kasho Rebbe

Date of Death: Tue. March 1, 2005 - Adar I 20 5765


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Photo Caption: Rebbe Raphel Blum, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Caption: Khal Adas Kasho Cemetery overview, Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY 

Bio Information: 
Rebbe Raphel Blum was born in the town of Kasho, Czechoslovakia and attended the Yeshiva of Rav Shaul Brach (d. 1940). Prior to World War II, the Rav established a Yeshiva in Mihalowitz, Hungary.
Surviving the Holocaust, the Rebbe was liberated in the town of Arad, Romania and in the summer of 1945 returned to Kasho where he was the driving force behind reestablishing the Jewish community. Together with other Rabbanim, the Rebbe participated in assisting more than 200 agunos (married woman whose husband’s whereabouts is unknown) allowing them to remarry.
In 1948, the Rebbe arrived in Brooklyn and began the work of transferring his Yeshiva. After an unsuccessful attempt in 1962 to establish a community in Morris County, N.J. the Rav purchased a property in Irvington, N.Y. (Westchester County) where he reestablished his Yeshiva.
In 1977, after a fire destroyed the Irvington property, the Rav acquired the Hillcrest Center for Children in Bedford Hills, NY and established Kahal Adas Kasho, a bustling torah community.


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Rabbi Gershon Kean

גרשון ב"ר יהודא צבי

Rav, Cong. Ansche Sfard Linith Hazedek, Newark, New Jersey

Date of Death: Mon. January 1, 1940 - Teves 20 5700



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Rabbi Baruch Akliansky

ברוך ב"ר נח

Dayan (Rabbinic Judge), Shavel, Lithuania

Date of Death: Fri. August 26, 1910 - Av 21 5670


The Chevra Bnei Abraham Samuel Anshei Ashisker was located at 28 Pike Street on the Lower East Side.


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

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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