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Horowitz Brothers and Margareten Company

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. March 13, 1937 -



Photo Caption: Preparing the dough at the Horowitz Margareten Matzah Bakery, March 13, 1937, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH) 
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Photo Caption: Inspecting the finished product, March 13, 1937, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Bio Information:
The Matzoh Bakery was founded in 1884 by Jacob Horowitz, a son of Isaac Horowitz, together with his sons; his daughter, Regina Horowitz Margareten; and her husband Ignatz Margareten, shortly after their immigration to New York from Hungary.


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Rebbe Yosef Leifer

יוסף ב"ר ישכר בער

Pittsburger Rebbe

Date of Death: Mon. March 7, 1966 - Adar 15 5726
Shushan Purim



Rebbe Yosef Leifer, Pittsburger Rebbe, Credit: Assigned to IFJCAH

Bio Information: 

The Pittsburger Admorim, a scion of the Nadvorna line of Chassidic dynasties trace their lineage to Rebbe Meir’l of Premishlan (d. 1773), a student of the Baal Shem Tov.


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Rebbe Avroham Abba Leifer

אברהם אבא ב"ר יוסף

Pittsburger Rebbe of Ashdod

Date of Death: Sun. January 7, 1990 - Teves 10 5750
Asara B'Teves



Photo Caption: Both Rebbe Avroham Abba and the current Pittsburger Rebbe, Rebbe Mordechai Yissachar Ber, Credit IFJCAH

Bio Information: 
The Pittsburger Admorim, a scion of the Nadvorna line of Chassidic dynasties trace their lineage to Rebbe Meir’l of Premishlan (d. 1773). Prior to Pittsburg, the Rebbe rabbinated in Newark, New Jersey.


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Rabbi Yitzchok Pretter

יצחק ב"ר יוסף הכהן

Rav, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Tue. December 3, 2019 - 1 Kislev Exact Date Needed
Rosh Chodesh



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Rabbi Elazar Simcha Wasserman

אלעזר שמחה ב"ר אלחנן בונם

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon, Los Angeles, California

Date of Death: Thu. October 29, 1992 - Cheshvan 2 5753



Photo Caption: Rav Simcha Wasserman, Credit: Needed 

Photo Caption: Rav Elchonon Wasserman, Rosh Yeshiva Baranavich, HY”D, Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH


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Rabbi Moshe Etter

משה ב"ר שמואל

Rav, Congregation Chisuk Emuna, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. April 30, 1966 - Irar 10 5726



Photo Caption: Rabbi Moshe Etter, MCA

Source: Rand


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Rabbi Aharon Kotler

אהרן ב"ר שניאור

Rosh Yeshivah, Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. November 29, 1962 - Kislev 2 5723



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Rabbi Moshe Aaron Poleyeff

משה אהרן ב"ר ישראל

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Tue. November 15, 1966 - Kislev 2 5727



Credit: Yeshiva University 


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Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Rosner

חיים יעקב ב"ר יהושע העשיל

Tortzol Rav

Date of Death: Mon. August 28, 1989 - Tammuz 25 5749



Photo Caption: At a Sheva Brachos (c. 1970), Source: Inyan Magazine, November 6, 2019

1. Rav Chaim Yaakov Rosner, Tortzol Rav
2. Unknown
3. Rebbe Eliezer Zusya Portugal, Skulener Rebbe
4. Choson (unknown)


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Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum

אהרן ב"ר יעקב יצחק הלוי

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. August 16, 1950 - Elul 3 5710



Photo Caption: Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, a prominent member of the Agudath Arabonim was among the over 400 Rabbanim and Admorim who on the day before Erev Yom Kippur, 1943 marched on Washington demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe. Credit: IFJCAH

Note:
Rav Teitelbaum should not be confused with Grand Rebbe Aaron Teitelbaum of Satmar.


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Rabbi Herbert Samuel Goldstein

Rav, West Side Institutional Synagogue, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. January 4, 1970 - Teves 24 5730



Photo Caption: Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein, Credit: Yeshiva University Archives

Bio Information:
Although he was Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) graduate, Rabbi Goldstein revied a personal rabbinical ordination (semicha) from Rabbi Shlomo Elchanon Jaffe of the Bais Medrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street.

In Memorial 
Mr. Harry Fischel (Yisroel Aaron) d. 1947
Buried: Har Hazesim (Mount of Olives) Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel



Photo Caption: Harry Fischel Memorial at the Union Field Cemetery in Queens, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Harry Fischel Mausoleum, Har Hazesim (Mount of Olives) Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel, Credit: N/N


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Agudas HaRabonim Convention Rockaway Park, New York (Two)

קאנווענשאן של אגודת הרבנים בניו יורק

Location and Date Needed

Date of Death: Mon. November 4, 2019 -
Date Of Conference Needed



Photo Caption: Agudas HaRabonim Convention Rockaway Park, New York, Credit: MCA

1. Rav Zalman Reichamn, Bronx
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5. Rav Eliezer Silver, Cincinnati

Photo Caption: Unknown, Unkown, Rav Dovid Lifshitz, and Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Aaron Kotler, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: MCA


Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Feinstein, Credit: MCA


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Agudas HaRabonim Annual Convention

קאנווענשאן של אגודת הרבנים בניו יורק

Location and Date Needed

Date of Death: Sun. November 3, 2019 -


Please help us identify these Rabbonim or the place and time of the venue in the comments below or see the “Contact” page for other options.


Photo Caption: Dais Right Side (picture 1), Credit: MCA
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12. Ephraim Oshry, Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, NYC (unconfirmed)

Photo Caption: Dais Left Side (picture 2), Credit: MCA
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Photo Caption: Dais Left Side, Different Session (picture 3), Credit: MCA
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Photo Caption: Rabbonim in the audience, (picture 4), Credit: MCA

 


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Rabbi Meir Sharf

מאיר ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, Congregation Adas Yisroel Anshei Sefard, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Thu. February 1, 1968 - Shevat 2 5728




Photo Caption: Rav Meir Sharf, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Meir Sharf, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Sharf (L) along with Rav Eliezer Pupko of Philadelphia (R), outside  The White House, c. 1945, Credit: Life Photo Collection

Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park

Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park

Source: Rand


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A. Streit's Matzos

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. January 1, 1916 -



Photo Caption: Long-standing advertisement in the HaPardes magazine, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Weinberger was among the first Hungarian Rabbanim to arrive in the United States. After several troubled attempts in the rabbinate, he founded the Pitt Street Matzah Bakery. The Pitt Street Matzah Bakery was the forerunner of the now famous Streit’s Matzah Bakery. Credit: IFJCAH

Photo caption: Rabbi Asher Nissan Levitan, overseeing production at the Streit’s , c. 1960 Credit: Aron Streit, Inc.

Photo Caption:  Rav Chaim Ben Tzion Notelevitz, Brooklyn and Rav Yosef Dov Ber Soloveitchik, Boston (Yeshiva University) at the Streit Matzo Bakery, Credit: Aron Streit, Inc.

Photo Caption: The RIETS Chabura at Streit Matzo Bakery, Source: Jewish Daily

Bio Information:
In the 1890’s, Aron Streit and his wife, Nettie, left Europe and came to America. In 1916, Aron opened his first matzo factory. There, on Pitt Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Aron and his first partner Rabbi Moshe Weinberger made all their matzo by hand. In 1925, Aron and one of his sons opened up a modern bakery on Rivington Street. A few years later, Aron’s other son joined the business. With the family working together, the Streit matzo bakery prospered and Aron bought three adjoining buildings to handle the growing business. In 2015, after nearly 100 years making matzo on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Streit’s moved to a new and modern bakery in Orangeburg, New York.
Source: Streit  Website

 

 

 


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Agudas Harabonim Building Dedication

הקדשת בניין של אגודת הרבנים בניו יורק

235 East Broadway, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. October 27, 2019 -



Photo Caption: Rabbonim outside the newly dedicated  offices of the Agudas Harobonim at 235 East Broadway on the Lower East Side, Credit: Needed

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3. Rav Dovid Lifschitz, Suwalker Rav
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5. Rav Simcha Elberg, General Editor of HaPardes
6. Rav Eliezer Silver, Cincinnati, Ohio
7. Rabbi Pinchas Teitz, Elizabeth, New Jersey
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Photo Caption: The building as it appears today (2019), Credit: Google Maps

Bio Information:
Agudas Harrabonim, a.k.a. the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada (UOR), located at 235 East Broadway, was established in 1901 and is the oldest organization of Orthodox rabbis in the United States. For many years it was the main group of Orthodox rabbis in North America.


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Rabbi Yaakov Moshe HaKohen Lessin

יעקב משה ב"ר שמואל ניסן הכהן

Mashgiach, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Mon. April 14, 1975 - Iyar 3 5735



Credit: Yeshiva University 


Credit: MCA


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Rabbi Shmuel Elozor Volk

שמואל אלעזר חיים ב"ר משה אברהם שלום

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Thu. October 24, 2019 -



Credit: MCA

Credit: MCA

Source: Needed, June 3, 1965


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Rabbi Brechia Aryeh Rosenfeld

ברכיה אריה ב"ר בנימן

Chief Rabbi, Fulda, Germany

Date of Death: Sun. August 1, 1993 - Av 14 5753



Photo Caption: Letter on stationary by Rabbi Rosenfeld, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Rosenfield (younger) along with Rabbi Yitzchok Binyamin Mendolovitch (older), Credit: BPL, see photo


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Rabbi Shlomo Dov Shapiro

שלומה דוב ב"ר שמואל

Shepetivka Rebbe

Date of Death: Fri. December 6, 1996 - Kiselv 28 5757
Chanukah



Photo Caption: Shepetivka Rebbe, Credit: Chaim Kowalsky

In Memorial:
Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz (d. 1791)




Photo Caption: Ohel of Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz, Shepetivka, Ukraine. It is also noted that his son, Rebbe Yehuda Meir (d. 29 Nissan, 5589 – May 2, 1829) was buried in the nearby cemetery, Credit: IFJCAH


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Rebbe Avroham Yitzchok Weisblum

אברהם יצחק ב"ר אלעזר

Stashuver Rebbe of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. June 16, 1991 - Tammuz 4 5751



Photo Caption: Stashuver Rebbe, Credit: MCA


Source: Toldos Anshe Shem, Rand


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Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Kruger

חיים צבי ב"ר יצחק יחיאל

Rav, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Thu. December 9, 1982 - Kislev 23 5743



Photo Caption: Rav Cham Krieger at a wedding, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Krieger along with Rav Eliezer Silver of Cincinnati, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Krieger (10) at Agudas HaRabonim Conference, Rockaway Park, Credit: IFJCAH


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Rabbi Tzvi Chaim Papkin

צבי חיים ב"ר נפתלי הלוי

Rav, Ahavath Achim Shul, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Wed. October 12, 1960 - Tishrei 21 5721
Hoshana Raba



Photo Caption: Rav Tzvi Chaim Papkin, Credit: [University of Massachusetts Dartmouth]

Photo Caption: Rabbi Tzvi Chaim Papkin and Rabbi Bernard Ziskind celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ahavath Achim Congregation, Credit: Needed

Source: Chachmei Yisroel of New England 

Bio Information:
Rav Pakin, who rabbinated at Ahavath Achim from 1900 until his passing in 1960 was a founding member of the Agudat Arabanim.

 


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Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Silverblatt

אהרן צבי ב"ר

Rav, Ahavath Achim Shul, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sun. January 25, 1925 - Teves 29 5685



Photo Caption: Rav Silverblatt, c. 1898 was the founding rabbi at Ahavath Achim, Credit: [University of Massachusetts Dartmouth]


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Rabbi Yisroel Nechemiah Rabinowitz

ישראל נחמיה ב"ר יוסף אריה

Rav, Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Mon. February 22, 1926 - Adar 9 5686



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Rabbi Sender Lifshitz

אלכסנדר ב"ר אליעזר חיים

Rav, Ohav Shalom Anshei Russya (Russia), Cleveland

Date of Death: Fri. June 11, 1915 - Sivan 26 5675



Source: Listed atop each post

Bio Information:
Rabbi Sender Lifshitz was a founding member of the Agudath Harabonim.


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Rabbi Yitzchok Rothkoph

יצחק ב"ר יהודה לייב

Rav, Congregation Agudath Achim, Taunton, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sun. September 8, 2019 - c. 1951



Photo Caption: Congregation Agudath Achim e. 1913, located at 36 Winthrop Street, Taunton, Massachusetts, Credit: Google

Source: From Washington Avenue to Washington Street, Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff

Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Yitzchok Rothkoph, Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Rav Yehuda Leib Rothkoph (father of Rav Yitzchok), Credit: From the album מרדכי רוטקף’s photos (Geni)

 


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Isidore Bloch’s Matzo Bakery 86-88 Hester Street

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. January 31, 1897 -



Photo Caption: Advertisement (January 31, 1897) for  Matzoth, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Advertisement (March 4, 1901) for  Matzoth, Credit: MCA

Bio Information: 
The Isidore Bloch’s Matzo Baker was located at 86-88 Hester Street on the Lower East Side of New York City.  It would appear, that in addition to being a partner, the bakery was under the supervision of  Rabbi Shlomo Mordecai Ziskind of Congregation Chevra Mikra Kodesh until his passing in 1898. Later the bakery was under the supervision of Rav Shmuel Tzvi Wein, Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS.
While the bakery was located on Hester Street distribution and sales were from locations on Eldridge Street and Grand Street.


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Rabbi Moshe Warhaftig

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. October 16, 1954 - Tishrei 19 5715
Chol Hamoed Succos



Photo Caption: Letter written by the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rayatz), addressed to Rav Warhaftig, Credit: N/N


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Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Wilovsky (Ridbaz)

רפאל יעקב דוד ב"ר זאב

Chief Rabbi, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. October 2, 1913 - Tishrei 1 5674
Rosh Hashana



Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Wilovsky, Credit: N/N

Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Street in Tzfas named in memory of Ridbaz, Credit: Menachem Mendel Engel, Tzfas. 


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