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Rabbi Yitzcok Avroham Gaisinsky (Haisinsky)

October 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Rabbi Yitzchok Avroham Gaisinsky (Haisinsky)

יצחק אברהם ב"ר ישראל

Rav, Agudat Achim Anshei Stavishche, Bronx, NY

Date of Death: Wed. March 25, 1942 - Nissan 1 5702
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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Block: 79, Row: 18R, Society: First Stavishtcher Benevolent

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: GOISINSKY, ISAAC

Biographical Notes:

Yitzhak Avraham Gaisinsky 1
Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America
Yitzhak Avraham Gaisinsky 2
Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Tags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben Bee Zee // Oct 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Rabbi Yitzhak Avraham Gaisinsky (Haisinsky in Yiddish) became the spiritual leader of Agudat Achim Anshei Stavishche in the Bronx, NY after his arrival in America in 1928 until his death in 1942. It was in a reconverted storefront which stood among several other Jewish houses of worship on 167th Street in the Bronx. His congregants were mostly his people from Stavishche, Ukraine (where he was rabbi) who had settled in New York.

    Pitsie Avram, as he was called, died on March 19, 1942 in the Bronx, from an accident that occured in front of his own shul.

    During the 1917-21 revolution and pogroms over Ukraine most of Stavishche’s 4,500 Jews were saved by the town’s heroic rabbi, Pitsie Avraham Gaisinsky, who brilliantly negotiated with the murderous hetmans of Grigoriev, Zeleny and Denikin’s bands. One hundred sixty Jews lost their lives, but approximately four-thousand others fled to safety in other lands during a mass evacuation. In the early 1930’s collectivization under Stalin triggered a Soviet manmade famine victimizing most of the remaining residents of Stavishche. In 1941, about 150 Jews who remained in the town were murdered during the Holocaust.

  • 2 Louis Kessler // Dec 24, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Regarding “Gaisinsky (Haisinsky in Yiddish) :
    “G” in Russian is pronounced “H”. Hence also “Kagan” for “Kahan”.

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