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Rabbi Eliezer Lesser

February 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments

Rav in New York City
d. 18 Tammuz, 1909 (5669)
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Directions to kever:

Bayside Cemetery
80-35 Pitkin Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11417
The cemetery is in disarray, use caution when visiting!!!
(Towards the back of the cemetery)

Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Queens / L.I., NY

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Feb 1, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    find a Rose N. Lesser being listed in the American Jewish Yearbook as a popular Jewish figure, here first husband was I. G. Samuels and the second husband was Lazarus Lesser who might be this rabbi, see link

  • 2 Rabbi G. // Feb 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    It would appear that they are husband and wife because the NYT in her obit lists the Rav by name, Rabbi Lazarus Lesser in addition to the fact that the burial will taker place at Bayside. The Rebbetzin, according to the NYT was involved with many charities serving the poor and indigent.

  • 3 Asher // Feb 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I have to double check, i don’t believe she is buried in the same section where he is buried (Gate 13, same section of Harav Vidrevitz Z”l). Secondly, it doesn’t indicate that he himself was a Rabbi other that his father was a very famous Rov.

  • 4 Ben Bee Zee // Feb 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Is he buried in Bayside or in Makom Shalom. I found his and his wife’s info in the records of Makom Shalom

    Rose N. Lesser
    death cert #33302 New York, N.Y., died 11/12/1908, born 10/1860 Russia, U. S. 1862, New York 1888, father Jacob Rosenzweich, mother Lenore Gefulhause, lived 31 W. 124th St., New York, N.Y., undertaker Sam Rothschild, 54 E. 116th St., New York, N.Y., Samuel Lot

    Lazerus Lesser
    death cert #20775 New York, died 7/7/09, father Louis Lesser, mother
    Rachel Levinson, widower, born 1851 Russia, undertaker S. Rothschild,
    54 E. 116th St., New York, N.Y.

  • 5 Asher // Feb 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Ben Bee Zee, He his buried in Bayside gate 13 (i took the picture above). Samuel lot where his wife is buried is also in Bayside (off the middle path)

    There are 3 cemeteries adjacent to each other.
    Mokom Shalom (left) Bayside (center) Acacia (right)

    Mokom Shalom is always locked, i never had a chance to crawl in, it seems to be the smallest of all 3.

  • 6 Ben Bee Zee // Feb 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    (you are right my records contained burials of all 3 cemeteries) Makom Shalom was a free burial cemetery where most of it are Galicians. they only have about 11,500 places.

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