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Rabbi Chaim Morim Yood (Yudelovitch)

June 2nd, 2009 · 18 Comments

Chief Rabbi Haverhill, MA
d. 16 Elul, 1931
The Rav was in Haverhill until 1926, therafter he was installed as the Chief Rabbi of Akron, Ohio.
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Bayside Cemetery
80-35 Pitkin Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11417
212-874-7005
(Path V corner Path B, Enter at Path A, right on Path V until the end. Path V starts behind the Stich Mausoleum, the first mausoleum behind the office)
The cemetery is in disarray, use caution when visiting!!!
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Photo Credit: Refuah Shleima for Gittel b. Esther.

Tags: Chief Rabbi · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Queens / L.I., NY

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Reb Elya // Oct 25, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Is this the son of http://kevarim.com/rabbi-avroham-aaron-yudelovitch/ZT“L

  • 2 Reb Elya // Oct 25, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Sorry, http://kevarim.com/rabbi-avroham-aaron-yudelovitch/

  • 3 asher // Oct 25, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Yes. You cannot tell from these pictures, however he is buried right in front of his father (there’s a little family section). His headstone is identical in design to his fathers.

  • 4 asher // Oct 27, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Has anyone heard of the name Morim or Marim before?

  • 5 YD Miller // Oct 28, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Asher,
    The name Morim was given to him by his father in memory of his great uncle, the brother of his mother, Rabbi Mier (Meyer) Morim Shofit Z”l of Kobrin, the author of the Sefer Ha’Nir on Talmud Yerushalmi.

    Morim is a “kinu” (Nick-name or so) derived from Meyer, and is still used by some (I know personally someone with this name).

  • 6 asher // Oct 28, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Interesting. ty YD.

  • 7 DD // Oct 28, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Rabbi Yood’s son Eliyahu Moshe is buried alongside him. His tombstone is non descriptive. However the tombstone of his granddaughter reads Dina bas Harav HaGoan Eliyahu Moshe. Does anyone have additional information?

  • 8 asher // Oct 28, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    DD, you mentioned Dina Yood, checking her headstone it says “beloved wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother” why does she have her maiden name written (DINA YOOD)?

    Also she is buried next to her uncle, from what i observed in that society, they would only place a women next to another women, perhaps family plots is different.

  • 9 asher // Oct 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Got some clarification;
    Dina Yood was the wife of Chaim Morim and also a niece of his. Her maiden name was Levine.

    Dina’s Father Eliyohu Moshe Levine was Chaim Morims’ brother in law and father in law.

    Eliyohu Moshe Yood, buried alongside Chaim Morim, was their (Chaim Marim and Dina’s) son.

    DD, this answers your question; the Gaon Harav Eliyahu Moshe on Dina’s headstone refers to Eliyahu Moshe LEVINE not to Eliyohu Moshe (her son) buried behind her.

  • 10 Menachem // Dec 23, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Rabbi Yood was also a rav in Atlanta, at Congregation Ahavat Achim (1913-1918). He had some interaction with Rabbi Tuvia Geffen, during the latter’s earlier years at Shearith Israel. (As told to me by Rabbi Geffen’s grandson.)

  • 11 Asher // Dec 25, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Menachem, can you get me Rabbi Geffen grandsons’ contact info. TY.

    I was told last night that Rav Yood left Atlanta after the Lynching episode of Leo Frank in Georgia in 1915. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Frank

  • 12 Edward Yood // Nov 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    My name is Edward Yood.

    I am the grandson of Rabbi Chaim Morim Yood.
    My father Lewis Yood and his brothers and sister (all now deceased) were children in Atlanta when Leo Frank was lynched. I have been researching about what happened to my family in Atlanta to share now with my family who is anxious and very interested in finding out more about this.
    Asher and Menachem, do you have any more information about Rabbi Chaim Morim Yood’s
    time in Atlanta or know who has more information.
    Thank you very much.

    Edward Yood

    Your information seems to be contradictory ?

    10 Menachem // Dec 23, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Rabbi Yood was also a rav in Atlanta, at Congregation Ahavat Achim (1913-1918). He had some interaction with Rabbi Tuvia Geffen, during the latter’s earlier years at Shearith Israel. (As told to me by Rabbi Geffen’s grandson.)
    11 Asher // Dec 25, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Menachem, can you get me Rabbi Geffen grandsons’ contact info. TY.

    I was told last night that Rav Yood left Atlanta after the Lynching episode of Leo Frank in Georgia in 1915. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Frank
    Leave a Comment

  • 13 asher // Nov 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Edward, hi!
    Wow, I am so excited to hear from another grandkid of the Rav z”l.

    Edward, my info is based on what I heard from Rabbi Berger who for the past 10 or so years has been working on the manuscripts of your great-grandfather.

    There’s another person who might have more info.

    Will email you directly with their contact info, I’m more than certain that Rabbi B will be delighted to hear from you.

    Can you kindly share any picture of your grandfather. TY!

  • 14 YD Miller // Nov 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Degel Yisroel reports the following in 1927:

    “Rabbi Chaim Morim Yood who previuosly served in; Atlanata, Lawrece, Haverhill and Brownszille was now installed as rabbi in Cong. Bnie Shmuel Yehuda in Bronx NY”

    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=13153&st=&pgnum=131&hilite=

    In 1928 they report about him miving to Akron, Ohio when elected as Chief Rabbi.

    I found that Rabbi Abraham Hirmes took over the Ahavat Achim Cong. in Atlanta after Rabbi Yood left it in 1919.

  • 15 Moshe Escott // Nov 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Edward,

    You are a 4th cousin of my father. We connect through the common link we have to your grandfather’s namesake, R. Meir Myrim Shafit of Kobrin. See my great-grandfather’s page at http://kevarim.com/rabbi-yaakov-eskolsky-escott/ to see what I’ve written re: this connection.

    Please contact me at eskolskyinfo@yahoo.com so that we can continue the discussion.

  • 16 David R. Yood // Jun 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I have lived in Atlanta since 1973. When I arrived I joined the Atlanta Police Department and sometime later I met a man named Moses Leff, (who was about 80 years old). He saw my name and asked if I was related to Rabbi Yood. Being Christian I really did not know, although I suspected I was. When I told him I was not he said good, because he was a real jerk!!! Later I did find out that he was the first Rabbi in Atlanta who spoke English. I also found out that he had five children and that my Grandfather, Dr. Raphael Yood of Plainfield New Jersey, his brother, put all of Rabbi Yood’s children through college.

    David R. Yood, Esq. June 2011

  • 17 Judith Yood Guttman // Dec 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Dear David and everyone,
    It is thrilling to meet yet another Yood. Rabbi Berger interviewed my father, Lewis Yood, several years ago. He was and probably is still researching Rabbi Yood’s father, Avraham Aaron Yudelovitch. As a result my father and I heard of another scholar you maintained a library rich in Yudelovith writings. So off we went to visit–the guy lives nearby. I shall recover his name in case he’s still in the research business. I think he was also an orthodox rabbi.

    As for Yudelovitch, he was the rabbi at the Eldridge Street Synagogue in Manhattan where they have interesting archival material on our family. For instance, in the cemetery list Merin and Elijah are listed as well as the Board’s minutes related to a vote on our great grandfather’s employment contract. The family authority on all things Yudelovitch should be cousin Barry Yood who is a docent at the Eldridge Street Synagogue.

    David, my daughter will be a bridesmaid in a wedding in Atlanta in the near future. May she look you up when she visits for the event?

    All the best to you all,
    Judith Y. Guttman

  • 18 Jeff Miller // Feb 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I am a grandson of an Avraham Yitzhak Yudelowitz who had two brothers. A.I. Yudelowitz and family were in New York, one brother Yane was in N.J. and then Los Angeles. A second brother was in Massachusetts. It’s interesting to see that Rabbi Chaim Morim Yood (Yudelovitch) was Rabbi for a time in Haverhill, MA. Does anyone know more about the Yudelovitch’s in Massachusetts?

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