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Rabbi Shlomo Zalkah Kanarek

November 29th, 2009 · 27 Comments

Nasi of Kolel Shomrei Hachomos
d. 6 Teves, 1931 (5692)
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Mount Judah Cemetery Section Two
81-14 Cypress Avenue
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(Section: 2, Block: 5, along Washington Avenue on the left side)

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27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 LitFish // Nov 29, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Any relation to the Kanareks from Peekskill or Lakewood?

  • 2 Chief Rabbi // Nov 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Not sure, I do know that the Peekskill family was here before the War.

  • 3 asher // Nov 29, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    has anyone heard of the name Zalky or Zolky?
    Which society is he buried in?

  • 4 YD Miller // Nov 30, 2009 at 10:35 am

    זאלקי or זלקא, are Kinuim for Shlomo just as Zalmen (Solomon), I know a few people living today with this name.

    The Rav in Sanz, Gailica prior to the Divrie Chaim was named Reb Zalke, and the Toldos Anshie Shem on American Rabbis was written by Reb Zalke Rand.

  • 5 90 // Nov 30, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    אדם גדול רב אב”ד טרנוב בפולין נולד תרטו בא לנ.י. בתרס

  • 6 Asher // Dec 20, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Just came across his haskamah for the Sefer of Rebbe Eliezer Lipa Weissblum z”l.
    he Signs as being Rav of Austria, Hungary Anshei S’fard – where was that shul located?

  • 7 HaRav // Dec 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    LF / CR:
    The late Rosh Yeshiva of Peekskill, New Rochelle was Rav Yisroel Kanarek perhaps they are related.
    If I remember correctly you once mentioned that you learned in Peekskill can you shed any light?

  • 8 Baruch A // Dec 21, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I am indeed a former Peekskiller, however I am not sure if there is any relation. The late Peekskill Rosh Yeshiva’s name was Rav Yisroel Eliezer and if I remember correctly his brother is a mashgiach in EY and in addition a nephew runs a girl school in Lakewood. Of coarse all his children are still associated with the Yeshiva in Peekskill.

  • 9 Chevraman // Dec 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Where is the Peekskill rosh yeshiva buried?

  • 10 Baruch A // Dec 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    The new part of Har HaMenuchos, I think it’s called Har Tamir.

  • 11 Asher // Dec 21, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    What position did he have in New Rochelle.

    The Peekskillers’ spell their name Kanarik, if i remember correctly. True, extremely similar yet a different.

  • 12 HaRav // Dec 22, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    His name (brother in EY) is Rav Avraham Kanarek and he is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim in Eretz Yisrael.

  • 13 LiFish // Dec 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Asher with an A or Osher with an O????????

  • 14 H. LEHRER // Jul 7, 2010 at 1:13 pm


  • 15 asher // Apr 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    The Ravs’ Son, Reuvein Kanarek (d.1923 at age 44) is buried in Washington Cemetery in the proximity of Harav Hillel Klein z”l. I hope to upload a picture tomorrow, G-d willing.

  • 16 asher // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Reuvein Kanarek:

  • 17 Farshlufen // Jun 19, 2011 at 10:44 am

    שו”מ מ”ת ח”א סימן ס”ג:
    שלוס להחריף מוה׳ זאלקי קאנאריק נ״י
    Credit YD Miller.

  • 18 Farshlufen // Jun 19, 2011 at 11:19 am

    מחידושי תורתו

  • 19 Farshlufen // Mar 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

  • 20 Lisa Kanarek // Feb 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    My father in laws family Kanarek is from Siberia I recently purchased a kiddush cup with the Ravs name on it. I was wondering if we are by chance related. Chaim Nissen Kanarek

  • 21 HL // Feb 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    As far i know, he was presidentof Colel Chibas Yerusholayim (who is the Galizian Collel) an not Kolel Shomrei Hachomos (the Hungarian Colel)

  • 22 Jordan // Sep 16, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Lisa – do you have a photograph of the cup? This is my Great Great Grandfather.

  • 23 YD Miller // Oct 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    מכבוד הרב הגאון כו’ כש”ת מו”ה ר’ זאלקי קאנארעק נ”י רב ואב”ד עסטרייך אונגארישע אנשי ספרד בנעו יארק יע”א:

  • 24 Kathryn Barbara Kanarek James // Jan 10, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I believe the Rabbi is my great grandfather. He was married to Beile/Bella/Bertha (I think she changed her name). They immigrated to America around 1901/1902. They had several children. Lilly/Lillie died in 1911 as a teenager. One of their sons was David (who married Jennie) and they had three children – Roda/Rhoda, Ira and Jesse. Jesse is my father and he lives in California. My parents were divorced when I was yofung and I don’t know the Kanareks very well. My brother is a physician near Chicago. Jesse later married Helene (who has passed away) and had three daughters with his second wife. The rabbi used various first names at different times of his life so I have found Solomon, Salki, Saka, etc. depending on which NYC census I have seen. Hope this helps.

  • 25 Kathryn Barbara Kanarek James // Jan 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Rabbi Solomon Kanarek came from Tarnow (Tarnopol). He came by the ship Columbia to NYC in August 1901. I have been researching various sources. He can be found in the 1910 census and 1920 census in NYC under Solomon Kanarek. He is in the 1930 census under Saka Kanarek (clearly, someone mistranscribed his name).

  • 26 Kathryn Barbara Kanarek James // Jan 10, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    The American Jewish yearbook vol 21 shows Rabbi Solomon Z. Kanarek as rabbi of the Austrian Hungarian Anshei S’phard on 62 Cannon St. In NYC.

  • 27 Farshlufen // Jan 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm

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