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Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Rosenberg

July 23rd, 2009 · 10 Comments

Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Rosenberg

אברהם יצחק ב"ר יהודה יודל

Rav, Bnai Bris Yaakov, Savannah, Georgia

Date of Death: Sun. February 10, 1985 - Shevat 19 5745

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Cemetery Details
330 Bonaventure Road
Thunderbolt, GA 31404-3222
United States

Phone: (912) 651-6843
Fax: (912)651-4254
Contact: Richard Gerbasi


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Cemetery gates are open 8 AM – 5 PM, 7 days a week. Cemetery office hours are 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday. The cemetery which is nonsectarian is located around 15 minutes from Savannah, GA and is operated by the City of Savannah Cemeteries Department.

Directions to Kever: Bonaventure Cemetery located in Thunderbolt (Savannah) maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Section: Q, Lot: 424

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rav Rosenberg and his wife Sylvia Rosenberg nee Rabinowitz, daughter of Brownsviller Rebbe. Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Rav Rosenberg, Washington, D.C. 1943, Credit: MCA

Bio Information: 
Rabbi Rosenberg was among the over 400 Rabbanim and Admorim who on Erev Yom Kippur, 1943 marched on Washington demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe.

Credit: Yaakov Lehrfeld, Savannah, GA and Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel

Credit: Yaakov Lehrfeld, Savannah, GA and Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel

Credit: Yaakov Lehrfeld, Savannah, GA and Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel

Tags: Georgia · Savannah, GA

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YaakovShalom // Jul 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Savannah is spelled with an H at the end.
    I have heard that it might be the oldest continously frum Kehilla in the US.
    But I dont know for sure.

  • 2 Baruch A // Jul 23, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Among the oldest communities in the US are:
    New York, NY
    Philadelphia, PA
    Richmond, VA
    Savannah, GA
    Which came first who knows?????

  • 3 Miller // Jul 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Newport RI has one of the oldest Shuls existing and is also one of the first comunities.

    The Sephardic Comunities are the oldest, including Sheerith Isreal in NY and Yeshuth Israel in Newport RI.
    The one on Philadelphia was called I believe Mikveh Isreal where on of the first jews from Eastern Europe named Chaim Solomon setteled around 1780.
    Nidchai Israel was the name of the Kehilah in either Richmond or Savannah GA.

  • 4 Miller // Jul 23, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    A short search gave me the answer to your question Baruch; CSI Cogregation Sheerith Israel was founded in 1654 as the first Jewish Congregation to be established in North America.

    The first Rabbi who served served Rabbi Gershom Mendes Seixas (I believe he is listed in your site).

  • 5 Azi // Jul 23, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I once toured the reform temple in Savannah. They said that the first Jews in Savannah were from Spain and they were obviously religious. At some point there was almost a famine and the only food that was available in large qauntities in that city was Lobster. So whoever the Rabbi was then permitted his congregants to eat the seafood.

    It was all down hill from there.

  • 6 Yitzchak // Aug 5, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Rabbi Hirsch Gefen was also Rov of Bnai Brith Jacob in Savanah GA

  • 7 Reb Elya // Apr 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm

  • 8 pinchos // Apr 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Reb Avrom Yittzchok Rosenberg was a son-in-law of The Mezebisher Brownsviller Rebbe, Reb Shmuel Avrahom Rabinowitz, the son of The Yampole Rebbe. He was very close to his Shver and later close to the Skolya Rebbe, his Rebetzins first cousin. His father Reb Yiddel Rosenberg from Canada translated the Zohar to Lashon Kodesh.

  • 9 Yehuda // May 8, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Geffen was not a rabbi of B.B. Jacob shul in Savannah. He was the chazzan.

  • 10 Cheskel // May 13, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    His FIL,

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