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Rabbi Simcha Leib Golshevsky

March 11th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Rav, Machzeke Torah, Brownsville, NY
d. 24 Tishrei, 1937 (5698) Isru Chag
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Directions to kever:
Woburn Jewish Cemeteries
11 Washington Steet
Woburn, MA 01801
Location: Section: Agudath Achim located on C Street, Row: 13
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Photo Credit: Mayer Abramowitz, Chachmei New England


Tags: Boston, MA · Massachusetts · Woburn Jewish Cemeteries

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Eli Melitz // Mar 12, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Rabbi Simcha Leib Golshevsky is the brother of my grandmother, Tova Golshevsky-Meltzan.
    This is the first time that I see this picture.
    I would like to contact with Rabbi Mayer Abramowitz for more details.
    Thank you
    Eli Melitz, Israel

  • 2 Rabbi Stern // Jun 18, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Baruch:
    Did you contact the Woburn Jewish Cemeteries ? They are loacated on:
    Washington Street
    Woburn, MA 01801
    They are the largest association of cemeteries in Woburn. The setup is similar to the Fuller Street Cemeteries in Everett. .

  • 3 Ilana Grunwald // Apr 25, 2010 at 11:01 am

    This is my grandfather – I am one of 18 grandchildren.

  • 4 Chaim // Apr 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Ilana:
    Do you know the name and address of the cemetery where you grandfather is buried?

  • 5 Denise Weitzman // Apr 25, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Hi
    I am a grand-daughter of Simcha Leib. I have the following info to share which I hope will interest everyone as much as it interested me.

    1. When Our grandfather came to America he had a position in the Bronx where they paid him $20 a week. He had a one year contract. Times were tough and they didn’t want the responsibility of paying a Rabbi so they did not renew his contract and did not take another Rabbi.
    2. The family moved to Brownsville where he was Rabbi in the synagogue, Machzeke Torah, also in Brownsville. He was paid $10 a week. He also went around speaking as a maggid from which effort he embellished his salary. This was from 1928-31. The depression hit them at this time and they couldn’t pay him.
    3. He bought a house on E. 94th Street in 1931 in an up and coming section of Brooklyn with the thought of establishing a shul there.
    Unfortunately an established minyan moved across the street. Marty’s father, Sol ztl, started a Talmud Torah the Ivriah Hebrew School in Last 94th Street because there was no Hebrew School in the Area.
    2. Our grandfather then took a position in Allentown, Pa. where they paid him $40 a week. He remained there for four years. At that time the depression took its toll and they could not pay him his salary and so he left Allentown.
    3. The Zeida knew a Rabbi Jacobson from Europe, who had a shul in Boston and also had a catering hall on Intervale Street, in Roxbury. Rabbi Jacobson told him that he could get a position in Boston. (Rabbi Jacobson made the building available to Rabbi Aharon Kotler of Lakewood fame and so the Yeshiva Gedola of Boston, the Boston Rabbinical Seminary had a home from 1953.)
    4. Our grandfather went to Boston but could not find a position there. At this time his kidneys failed and subsequently he had a stroke. The doctors offered no cures as none were available at that time. When he got another stroke, he died at age 57.
    Julius (my uncle) added that he was a terrific scholar (Talmid Chacham) and had he lived now in our times he would be hired by the largest, most prominent synagogues.

  • 6 curios // Apr 26, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Sad. Those were the times in those days.

  • 7 David Golshevsky // Apr 26, 2010 at 3:04 am

    That’s my great-grandfather!!

  • 8 Eli Melitz // May 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    The grand-father of Rabbi Simcha Leib Golshevsky (from his mother side) was Rabbi Yehuda Leib Gershenzon from Brisk (Brest-Litovsk), his family related to Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman Heller.

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