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Rabbi Avroham Chaim Block

אברהם חיים ב"ר יצחק אהרן

Rav, Congregation Kol Israel, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sat. September 3, 1960 - Elul 11 5720



Posted: December 7th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Michael Meir Mordovich

מיכל מאיר ב"ר יצחק

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. January 6, 1930 - Teves 5 5690



Posted: December 6th, 2018 · No Comments

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

Rabbi Avroham Kupel Rosen

אברהם קאפל ב"ר מאיר דוד

Rav, Rochester, New York

Date of Death: Thu. October 11, 1956 - Cheshvan 17 5717


Bio Information: 
Historical Jewish Press April 1895 Page 5


Posted: December 4th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Baron Hirsh Cemetery · Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York

Rabbi Yosef Aryeh Goldberg

יוסף אריה ב"ר שמחה זאב

Hebrew Teacher, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. March 15, 1941 - Adar 17 5701



Posted: November 30th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yitzchok Marcus

יצחק ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Utica, New York

Date of Death: Wed. December 9, 1953 - Teves 3 5714


The Rav, also rabbinated in Portland, Maine at Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh as its first Rabbi. Shaarey Tphiloh, located at 151 Newbury Street was established in 1904. Rav Marcus stayed in Portland until around 1910.  He later settled in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Photo Caption: Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland, c.1911, Credit: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Photo Caption: Shaarey Tphiloh as it stands today, Credit: Google 


Posted: November 29th, 2018 · 1 Comment

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Tags: New Jersey

Rabbi Chaim Korn (Korin)

חיים ב"ר יעקב

Cheif Rabbi, Yarmolyntsi, Ukraine

Date of Death: Sun. March 23, 1941 - Adar 24 5701


Bio Information:
Rav Chaim Korin authored the Tav Chaim.


Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Korin, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Photo Credit: Announcing the first yahrzeit of Rabbi Chaim Korn, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America


Posted: November 27th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Baritz

יצחק זאב ב"ר יוסף צבי

Rav, Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sun. August 16, 1925 - Av 25 5685



Credit: Chachmei Yisroel Of New England

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 


Posted: November 23rd, 2018 · 1 Comment

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Tags: Massachusetts · Woburn Jewish Cemeteries

Rabbi Avroham Hurwitz

אברהם ב"ר שניאור זלמן הלוי

Hebrew Teacher, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Thu. May 13, 1926 - Iyar 29 5686



Posted: November 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Mordechai Yaakov Mintz

מרדכי יעקב ב״ר שרגא פייוועל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. February 10, 1983 - Adar I 5 5749



Credit: Yeshiva University 


Posted: November 20th, 2018 · No Comments

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

Rabbi Shmuel Aryeh Olishevsky

שמואל אריה ב"ר אברהם

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Wed. February 10, 1943 - Adar I 5 5703




Credit: Yeshiva University

Credit: Hapardes

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 


Posted: November 19th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Menachem Leib Lokshin

מענדל ליב ב"ר אברהם

Rav, Chevrah Agudath Chabad, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. October 22, 1933 - Cheshvan 2 5694



Photo Caption: Rabbi Menachem Mendel (Aryeh) Leib Lokshin

Bio Information:
There were five Chabad shuls in New York City at that time, all were under the auspices of Rav Lokshin. Prior to his arrival on these shores, the Rav served as Cheif Rabbi, Krivoy Rog (Dnipropetrovsk), Ukraine


Posted: November 16th, 2018 · No Comments

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

Rabbi Yaakov Simcha Kowalski

יעקב שמחה ב״ר שמואל

Rav, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Thu. April 17, 1930 - 5690 2 5690



Posted: November 15th, 2018 · No Comments

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

Rabbi Shalom Menachem Mendel Mahram

שלום מנחם מענדל ב"ר אהרן

Rav, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Wed. December 17, 1969 - Teves 8 5730



Photo Caption: Rav Shalom Menachem Mendel Mahram, Credit: David Maharam


Posted: November 13th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh, PA

Rabbi Gershon Meir Boyarsky

גרשון מאיר ב"ר אברהם

Rav, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Date of Death: Thu. May 13, 1926 - Iyar 29 5686


Bio Information:
The Rav also served on these shores in Utica, New York.

Before and After Pictures of the Brooklyn South Section:


After:

Special thanks to Asher Lowy for is efforts to locate the kever.


Posted: November 12th, 2018 · 2 Comments

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Tags: Baron Hirsh Cemetery · Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York

Rabbi Meir Mordechai Mahram

מאיר מרדכי ב"ר אהרן

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sun. January 14, 1906 - Teves 17 5666


The Rav later moved to Philadelphia where he led a group of Chabad Chassidim. There seems to be a discrepancy as to his date of death, see below which is listed as December 18, 1905 (20 Kislev, 5666)


Posted: November 9th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Colorado

Rabbi Mordechai Stein

מרדכי ב"ר יחיאל מיכל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. January 31, 1921 - Shevat 22 5681



Posted: November 6th, 2018 · No Comments

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

Rabbi Meijer (Selig) Simon Poppers

שמעון ב"ר

Rav, Chicago, Illinois (More Information Needed)

Date of Death: Mon. November 5, 2018 - Needed
d. 1879


Bio Information:



Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America


Posted: November 5th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Chicago, IL · Illinois

Rabbi Avroham Freuer

אברהם ב"ר שלמה מאיר

Baal, Nishmas Kol Chaim

Date of Death: Wed. March 11, 1936 - 17 Adar 5696



Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Feuer
Bio Information:

Among the Rav’s seforim (books) are Nishmas Kol Chaim, Likutei Avraham, Zichron Avraham .


Posted: November 1st, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Simcha Eliyahu Chipkewitz

שמחה אליהו ב"ר מאיר

Rav, Chevra Bechurim Anshei Ungarin, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Thu. January 1, 1948 - Shevat 16 5708



Photo Caption: Rabbi Simcha Eliyahu Chipkewitz

Photo Caption: Chevra Bechurim Anshei Ungarin Shul, Credit: Needed

Bio Information:

Chip 4


Posted: October 30th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Eliyahu Gordon

אליהו ב"ר דוד זאב

Rav, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Mon. December 19, 1932 - Kislev 20 5693


Bio Infomation: 
The Rav who authored many seforim (books) served in the city of Vilna (Vilnius, Lithuania) prior to his arrival on these shores.


Posted: October 29th, 2018 · 1 Comment

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Tags: New Jersey · Riverside Cemetery - Saddle Brook · Saddle Brook, NJ

Rabbi Yechiel Michael Somit

יחיאל מיכל ב"ר ישראל

Rav, Omaha, Nebraska

Date of Death: Tue. July 21, 1953 - Av Av 5713
Tisha B'Av



Photo Caption: Rabbi Yechiel Michael Somit

Photo Caption: The Rav’s lineage traced to Rabbi Yekhiel Michel of Zlotshev (Zlotshover Maggid) d. 1786


Posted: October 26th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Nebraska · Zlotchov

Rabbi Chaim Aush

חיים ב"ר אהרן

Rav, Lupeni, Romania

Date of Death: Sat. May 19, 1979 - Iyyar 21 5739



Posted: October 24th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Floral Park - Washington Cemetery (N.J.) · New Jersey

Rebbe Aaron Aryeh Koton

אהרן אריה ב"ר מתתיהו

Manestricher Rebbe

Date of Death: Tue. November 20, 1973 - Cheshvon 25 5734



Posted: October 23rd, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Admorim · Floral Park - Washington Cemetery (N.J.) · New Jersey · Zlotchov

Rabbi Shmuel Ephraim Tiktin

שמואל אפרים ב"ר יצחק יעקב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. July 2, 1970 - Sivan 28 5730



Posted: October 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

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

Rabbi Yosef Dov Glushak

יוסף דוב ב"ר יהודה ליב

Rav, Congregation Brisk D'Lita, Newark, New Jersey

Date of Death: Wed. October 18, 1939 - Cheshvan 6 5700


Bio Information:
The Rav who hailed from England started his carer at Grimsby Hebrew Congregation in Lincolnshire, England. He later moved to South Africa where he officiated at the Roeland Street Synagogue in Cape Town and thereafter at South Portland Street Synagogue, Glasgow, Scotland. In 1910 the Rav relocated to the United States and settle in Washington, DC and was installed as the rabbi at Adas Israel Synagogue. He would go on to serve in  St. Louis, MO, Detroit, MI, and Newark, NJ. In addition, to being an ordained rabbi, Rav Glushak was a talented cantor.


Photo Caption: Rav Yosef Dov Glushak, Credit: Steven Weinreich


Credit: Brent Stevens

Credit: Moreshes Chachmie America

Photo Caption: Delegation of Rabbonim To Washington, DC c.1912
1. Unknown child
2. Rav Yitzchok Siegel, Bayonne, NJ
3. Rev Yosef Dov Glushok, Washington, DC
4. Rav Avroham Alperstein, New York City
5. Rav Gedaliah Silverstone, Washington, DC
6. Rav Dovid Ginsburg, Wilkes-Barre, PA
7. Rav Eliezer Silver, Harrisburg, PA
8. Rav Yaakov Redelheim, New York City
9. Unknown child

 


Posted: October 19th, 2018 · 1 Comment

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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Mordechai Landau

מרדכי ב"ר משה דוד הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Berstein, Galicia (Ukraine)

Date of Death: Sun. December 13, 1959 - Kislev 12 5720



Posted: October 16th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey

Rabbi Pinchos Mintz

פינחס ב"ר משה

Rav, Bais Medrash HaGadol Bais Yisrael, Cleveland

Date of Death: Tue. October 9, 2018 - Needed



Credit: Moreshes Chachmie America

c. 1913, Credit: Moreshes Chachmie America


Posted: October 15th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Cleveland, OH · Ohio

Rabbi Moshe Cohen

משה הכהן

Rav, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE), Charleston, South Carolina

Date of Death: Mon. April 19, 1762 - Nissan 16 5522
Pesach / Passover



Credit: Needed
Bio Information: 
Rev Moshe HaCohen


Posted: October 11th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: Pre 1900 · South Carolina

Rabbi Zev Aryeh Goldberg

זאב ארי' ב"ר שלומה צבי

Rav, Los Angeles, California

Date of Death: Mon. August 20, 1945 - Elul 11 5700



Posted: July 5th, 2018 · No Comments

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Tags: California · Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Moshe Meir Matlin

משה מאיר ב"ר יהושע

Chief Rabbi, Sioux City, Iowa

Date of Death: Sun. November 9, 1924 - Cheshvan 12 5685


Bio Information:
Rabbi Matlin was born in Slutzk, Lithuania in 1855. He studied at the yeshiva in Slutzk and Kovno and was ordained by Rav Yitzchok Elchanan Spektor (1817-1896), chief rabbi of Kovno. In 1891 he accepted an invitation from Rav Yaakov Joseph, chief rabbi of New York City, to serve as a dayan (judge) on his bais din. Shortly after Rabbi Matlin arrived in New York, Rav Joseph put him in charge of all of the kosher supervision services under his authority. In particular, he supervised all the shochtim regulated by the chief rabbi. After Rav Joseph’s passing 1902, Rabbi Matlin continued to serve as a mashgiach for kosher meat in New York City. In addition, he was the primary supervisor for the California Wine Association of New York. In 1897 Rabbi Matlin joined a group of fellow rabbonim and communal leaders, most of whom were from Lithuania, in establishing a yeshiva named in honor of Rav Spektor which became known as Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). He was also a founding member of the Agudath ha-Rabbonim.  Due to health concerns, Rabbi Matlin relocated to  Sioux City where he served in the rabbinate until his passing.
Source: Orthodox Judaism in America, A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook by Moshe D. Sherman; Dr. Yitzchok Levine 


Posted: June 5th, 2018 · 2 Comments

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Tags: Iowa