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Rabbi Dovid Nosson Lesser

דוד נתן ב"ר יעקב אליהו

Baal, Michtam L'David

Date of Death: Tue. October 13, 1970 - Tishrei 13 5731



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Rabbi Moshe Yitzchok Braver

משה יצחק ב"ר אביגדור

Chief Rabbi, Sioux City, Iowa

Date of Death: Mon. April 13, 1936 - Nissan 21 5696
Shevii shel Pesach



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Rabbi Noach Menachem Mendel Stamm

נח מנחם מנדיל ב"ר זוסמן

Rav, Norwich, Connecticut

Date of Death: Tue. March 30, 1937 - Nissan 18 5697
Chol Hamoed Pesach



Credit: Chachmei Yisroel Of New England 


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Rabbi Baruch Ettelsohn

ברוך ב"ר יונה

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Wed. April 8, 1891 - Adar II 29 5651



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Rabbi Raphael Avigdor Landau

רפאל אביגדור ב"ר יצחק

Chief Rabbi, Manchester, New Hampshire

Date of Death: Sun. July 10, 1955 - Tammuz 10 5715



Photo Caption: Memorial for Rav Landau, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information:
The Rav also served in Brookline and Boston.


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Rabbi Chaim Nosson Shochet

חיים נתן ב"ר משה

Rav, Congregation Etz Chaim, Portland, Maine

Date of Death: Sun. June 12, 1921 - Sivan 7 5682
Shavuos



Credit: Laurel Singer

Bio Information: 
Rav Chaim Nosson Shochet, born in 1855 was originally from Vieksniai, Lituania.  According to research he was the Rav or Av Bet Din of Abely (Obiliai, Lithuania).  He immigrated to the US in 1907, and settled in Portland, Maine where he served as rabbi of Shaarey Tphiloh until 1916.  In 1917 he led a break-away group to found Congregation Adas Israel, later known as Congregation Etz Chaim. Upon his passing, his son Rav Moses became rabbi at Etz Chaim.
Rav Moshe led Etz Chaim until around 1932 at which time he relocated to  Quincy, Massachusetts.  He eventually emigrated to Israel (Palestine) in 1939  and settled in Jerusalem where he lived until his passing in 1946. He was buried at Agudath Achim Anshei America Cemetery, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem.
Another son, Rabbi Dovid Menachem  was the Rabbi at Agudas Achim, Yonkers, New York and a professor at Columbia University


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Rabbi Shalom Binyamin Kostrinsky

שלום בנימין ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Mon. August 16, 1937 - Elul 9 5697



Photo Caption: Rabbi Shalom Kostrinsky from Horodets yizkor book, Credit: Jeff Kontoff


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Rabbi Ben Tzion Tavlisky

בן ציון ב"ר בנימין

Rav, Toledo, Ohio

Date of Death: Wed. January 6, 1982 - Teves 11 5742



Credit: Hamaor Magazine 


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Rabbi Shaul Yisroel Bolotnikov

שאול ישראל ב"ר שמריהו אליהו

Chief Rabbi, Sioux City, Iowa

Date of Death: Fri. March 31, 1995 - Adar II 29 5755


Bio Information:
Rabbi Saul Bolotnikov came to Sioux City in 1936 and served all three of its Orthodox congregations, alternating his attendance each Saturday. This arrangement was in place until 1955 when the three congregations merger. He served the community until his death in 1995 at the age of 88.

Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America Archives 


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Rabbi Yosef Dov Hurvitz

יוסף דוב ב"ר צבי

Rav, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Date of Death: Tue. August 25, 1953 - Elul 14 5713



Photo Caption: Rabbi Yosef Dov Hurvitz and his wife, Rebbetzin Rae Hurvitz, St. Paul, Minnesota, Credit: (University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives)
Description: Portrait photograph of Rabbi Joseph Hurvitz and his wife, Rebbetzin Rae Hurvitz. Known in his St. Paul Lowertown community as “Der Roiter Rov” (the Red Rabbi), Rabbi Hurvitz lead the Sons of Jacob and Adath Yeshurun congregations from the 1910s through the 1950s. Though he was a traditionalist, he consciously used both English and Yiddish in worship and congregational gatherings to help validate his immigrant congregants sense that both languages and the cultures they represented were of equal importance in their new home.


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Rabbi Reuvain Kerner

ראובן ב"ר יהודה

Rav, Brooklyn,ff NY

Date of Death: Tue. November 25, 1930 - Kislev 5 5691



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Rabbi Dovid Snierson (Schneersohn)

(דוד ב"ר חיים שניאור (שנייער

Rav, Sons Of Israel Synagogue, Laconia, New Hampshire

Date of Death: Fri. September 1, 2017 - 5714
The Rav passed away in 1954


From the TBI website: 
Although there may have been other Jews who settled earlier in Laconia, NH the first practicing Jew of note was David Snierson who arrived here in 1902. He had been a Talmudic Scholar in the old country and became the Spiritual Leader of the group of Jews who came and settled in the Laconia area in the early 20th century. Reb. Snierson taught Hebrew School, Bar Mitzvah students, and made decisions about Rabbinic Law and Kashrut. He led services for Shabbat and Holidays and imported and sold Kosher meat that was brought to Laconia from Manchester by train.
In 1920 David Snierson was hired by what became known as Sons of Israel, the Orthodox Synagogue as it’s first rabbi. He led Shabbat Services in homes and High Holiday Services were held at the Knights of Columbus Hall and other large gathering places. The Rav died in 1954.


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Rabbi Mordechai Doctor

מרדכי ב"ר צבי

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. December 12, 1926 - Teves 7 5687



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Rabbi Yisroel Bromberg

ישראל ב״ר אהרן

Rav, Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Portland, Oregon

Date of Death: Thu. April 5, 1945 - Nissan 23 5705



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Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Liebman

צבי הירש ב"ר אהרן משה הכהן

Rav, East New York, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Mon. December 17, 1934 - Teves 11 5695



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Rabbi Zorach Mayerson

זרח ב״ר מאיר

Rav, Cong Anshe Sholom Kodonow, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. December 2, 1912 - Kislev 22 5673



Photo Credit: Hebrewbooks


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Rabbi Shlomo Rubin (Rubenchik)

שלומה ב"ר נחום

Rav, Minsk, Russia

Date of Death: Wed. August 14, 1935 - Av 15 5695


Although a Rav in Minsk, Russia on these shores Rav Rubin worked as a shochet (kosher ritual slaughterer). He was born c. 1856, and arrived here in 1923.



Photo Caption: Rabbi Solomon Rubin, Credit: Richard Rubin

Photo Caption: Rabbi Solomon Rubin, in a kosher butcher shop in Stamford, CT c.1925, Credit: Richard Rubin


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Rabbi Raphael Shlomo Kahane

רפאל שלמה ב"ר לוי יצחק

Rav, Congregation Tiferes Yisroel, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Mon. April 19, 2004 - Nisan 28 5764



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Rabbi Yehuda Menachem Soniker

יהודה מנחם ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. September 27, 1945 - Tishrei 20 5706
Succos



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Rabbi Shmuel Klein

שמואל ב"ר דוב

Rav, McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Mon. June 4, 1951 - Iyyar 29 5711



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Rabbi Michael Yechiel Hellman

יחיאל מיכל ב"ר יהודה ליב

Rav, Los Angeles, California

Date of Death: Wed. October 4, 1939 - Tishrei 21 5700



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Rabbi Chaim Zev Paley

חיים זאב ב"ר יוסף יצחק

Rav, Rochester, New York

Date of Death: Sat. October 11, 1919 - Tishrei 17 5680
Chol Hamoed Succos



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Rabbi Dovid Stavsky

דוד ב"ר חיים צבי

Rav, Congregation Beth Jacob, Columbus, Ohio

Date of Death: Thu. March 25, 2004 - Nissan 2 5764



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Rabbi Aaron Cannon

אהרן שאול ב"ר נפתלי

Mohel, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. March 29, 1910 - Adar 23 5670



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Rabbi Yaakov Axelrod

יעקב ב"ר אהרן יחיאל

Rav, Congregation Ahavath Sholom, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Thu. January 9, 1986 - Teves 28 5746



Credit: Chamei Yisroel of New England 


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Rabbi Chaim Sakolski

חיים ב"ר שבתי

Rav (Reader), Allen Street Bais Hamedrash

Date of Death: Sat. October 27, 1883 - Tishrei 26 5644



Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America Archives

Bio Information:
Rav Sakolski served as rabbi, reader, and president of the Allen Street Bais Hamedrash. After his passing there was a disputed between two of the leading rabbonim on the Lower East Side, Rav Yosef Moshe Aaronsohn and  Rav Avroham Yosef Ash over congregational and  kashrus (kosher certification) related issues. Rav Ash eventually split from the Allen Street Bais Hamedrash and founded the Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street.


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Rabbi Eliezer Shotland

אליעזר ב"ר פנחם

Rav, Fair Street Synagogue, Paterson, New Jersey

Date of Death: Mon. December 27, 1937 - Teves 23 5698



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Rabbi Yisroel Leibowitz

ישראל ב"ר שמואל אריה

Rav, Chevrah Etz Chaim, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Fri. February 22, 1963 - Shevat 28 5723



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Rabbi Yisroel Cohen

ישראל ב"ר שניאור זלמן הכהן

Rav, Kurenitz, Minsk, Belarus

Date of Death: Thu. March 19, 1903 - Adar 20 5663


SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF MORESHES CHACHMEI AMERICA, CHUNA LEIB BOSS, &  YIDEL RAPPAPORT FOR THEIR COUNTLESS HOURS OF RESEARCH IN HELPING TO LOCATE RAV KOHEN’S KEVER.

Bio Information:
Rav Yisroel Cohen was the older brother of “The Malach”, Rav Chaim Avroham Dover Levine (Cohen) and arrived on these shores May 22, 1886 aboard the SS Catalonia along with his wife and five children. The Rav settled on Henry Street on the Lower East Side.
The Rebbitzen passed away a few year later on June 10, 1890. Where she was buried seems to be a mystery as her death certificate lists Union Field which was later crossed out and someone wrote in Bayside (Pitkin Avenue).

Photo Caption: Tombstone text (may have slight variation), Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America Archives
 
Photo Caption: Obituary in the New York Times announcing the Rav’s death, Credit: NYT

Photo Caption: Obituary in the New York Times announcing the death of the Rav’s daughter (January 4, 1923), Credit: NYT


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Rabbi Yosef Sugarman

יוסף ב״ר יצחק

Rav, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Thu. March 11, 1926 - Adar 25 5686



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