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Rabbi Yisroel Yitzchok Kahanovitch

ישראל יצחק ב"ר יהושע פאלק הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Western Canada

Date of Death: Fri. June 22, 1945 - Tammuz 11 5705




Photo Caption: Rav Kahanovitch, Credit: J. Kahanovitch

Credit: Needed 


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Tags: Canada · Winnipeg, MB

Rabbi Shimon Smolensky

שמעון ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Congregation Agudath Achim of Shreveport, Louisiana

Date of Death: Sat. September 5, 1964 - Elul 28 5724


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Photo Credit: Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta

Credit: Cantor Neil Schwartz, Congregation Agudath Achim


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Tags: Calgary, AB · Canada

Rabbi Yaakov Bengio

Mohel, Toronto, Canada

Date of Death: Tue. December 15, 1987 - Kislev 25 5748
Chanukah



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Rabbi Shimon First

שמעון ב"ר מרדכי

Author, Shem MiShimon

Date of Death: Sun. January 27, 1991 - Shevat 12 5751



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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Klein

מנחם מנדל ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Toronto, Canada

Date of Death: Tue. January 25, 1983 - Shevat 11 5743



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Rabbi Yitzchok Hendel

יצחק ב"ר ישראל יוסף הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Anshei Chabad, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Fri. March 2, 2007 - Adar 12 5767


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Photo Caption: Rav Yitzchok Hendel, Credit: crownheights.info

Bio Information:
Rav Hendel was born in 1916 in the town of Komarów-Osada, Poland. He joined the Chabad movement while studying in Warsaw. During World War Two, Rabbi Hendel and a number of rabbinical students escaped to Shanghai. After the war, Rabbi Hendel moved to Montreal.
The Rav served as the chief rabbi for Montreal’s Chabad community. His appointment as chief rabbi began soon after his marriage in 1944.  Upon the request of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson Rav Hendel helped establish the Chabad community in Montreal. Aside from leading the Chabad community in Montreal, Rabbi Hendel additionally served as the Av Beis Din (head of the rabbinical court) for Montreal’s Orthodox Jewish community.
Source: wikipedi


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Tags: Canada · Montreal, QC

Rabbi Simcha Levy

שמחה ב"ר גרשון יצחק הלוי

Rav, Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. May 2, 1968 - Iyaar 4 5728


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Source: Rabbinical Alumni Chavrusa, June, 1961
Levy Simcha Montreal Bio
Source: Rabbinical Alumni Chavrusa, June, 1961


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Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Cohen

צבי ב"ר חיים הכהן

President, Montreal Council of Orthodox Rabbis

Date of Death: Fri. November 17, 1950 - Kislev 8 5711


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Cohen. Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Cohen at a meeting with other rabbonim in Montreal. Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: (L-R): Journalist Mordecai Ginzburg, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Cohen, Reuben Brainin, c.1938, Source: Jewish Public Library


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Tags: Canada · Montreal, QC

Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Colton

יעקב אריה ב"ר יצחק דוד

Rav, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Mon. January 30, 1950 - Shevat 12 5710


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Photo Caption:  Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Colton, Credit: Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives

Bio Information:
Rabbi Yaakob Aryeh Colton was the primary mohel (ritual circumciser) for Montreal and the surrounding area c. 1918 – 1945


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Rabbi Shmuel Levine

שמואל ב"ר משה הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Hamilton, Ontario

Date of Death: Tue. June 2, 1953 - Sivan 19 5713


Levine Hamilton Info


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Rabbi Dov Yehuda Schochet

דוב יהודה ב"ר מאיר שמריהו

Rav, The Hague, Netherlands

Date of Death: Wed. September 18, 1974 - Tishrei 7 5735
Aseres Yemei Teshuvah


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Photo Caption: Rav Dov Yehuda Schochet delivering a sermon, Credit: Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer, Monsey, NY
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Photo Caption: Rav Dov Yehuda Schochet, Credit: Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer, Monsey, NY

Note: Special thanks to Circus Tent “theantitzemach.blogspot.com” for picture origination.

Bio Information:
Rabbi Dov Yehuda Schochet zt”l was born in 1905 in Telšiai (Telshe, Telz) Lithuania. He was one of the most distinguished talmidim of the Telshe yeshiva, chosen by his Rebbe Muvhak, Rabbi Yosef Leib Bloch zt”l, to be one of the yeshiva’s delegates to the second Knessiah Gedolah. He was one of the very few talmidim of R’ Yosef Leib who was not a family member who participated in compiling his rebbe’s Shiurei Da’as for publication. He served as rabbi in Basel, Switzerland from 1930 until 1947, and from 1947 to 1952 he served as chief rabbi of The Hague and the adjacent regional towns, in the Netherlands. Rabbi Schochet, his Rebbitzen Sarah (nee Musensohn, a scion of one of the most illustrious families in Lithuania) and their ten children then emigrated to Toronto, where Rabbi Schochet served as a Rav and Mechanech until his petirah in 1974 (5735). While in Toronto he became close to the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt”l (whose personal secretary, Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Hodakov zt”l, was Rabbi Schochet’s sister’s husband). Rabbi Schochet and his wife are buried in the Ostrovtzer cemetery, the cemetery of the first shul in which he served in Toronto, Anshei Ostrovtzer. Many of Rabbi and Mrs. Schochet’s children and grandchildren are leading Rabbonim, Roshei Yeshiva and Talmidei Chachamim throughout the Jewish world.
Source: Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer

 


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Rabbi Avroham Shmuel Dubitzky

אברהם שמואל ב"ר נפתלי

Rav, Chevra Kadisha Adath Jeshurun, Montreal

Date of Death: Sat. July 1, 1944 - Tammuz 10 5704



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Rabbi Simcha Garber

שמחה ב"ר מרדכי

Rav, Congregations Chevra Tehilim, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Sat. October 11, 1924 - Tishrei 13 5618



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Rabbi Raphael Tzvi Epstein

רפאל צבי ב"ר מרדכי יוסף הלוי

Rav, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Tue. September 17, 1957 - Elul 21 5717



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Rebbe Avroham Langner

אברהם ב"ר משה

Toronto Stretiner Rebbe

Date of Death: Tue. January 10, 1961 - Teves 22 5721)



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Tags: Admorim · Canada · Strelisk · Toronto, ON

Rebbe Yitzchok Isaac Langner

יצחק אייזיק ב"ר משה

Stretiner Toronto Rebbe

Date of Death: Fri. December 21, 1979 - Teves 1 5740


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Photo Caption: Rebbe Yitzchok Isaac Langner, Credit: Needed

Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 25 Jun 1929, Tue, Page 20


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Tags: Admorim · Canada · Strelisk · Toronto, ON

Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Yoseph Halpern

Rav, Congregation Beth Ora, Saint Laurent, Montreal d. 15 Adar, 1972 (5732) Shushan Purim Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Kehilath Israel Cemetry Address Needed Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Montreal), Canada Photo Credit: Lyon Schwartzben, Montreal, Canada


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Rabbi Mordechai Mottel Weinberg

מרדכי ב"ר חיים

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Gedolah Merkaz Hatorah, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Thu. July 16, 1992 - Tammuz 15 5752



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Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Moskowitz

Rav, Mior Hagola, Montreal, Canada d. 13 Nissan, 1993 (5753) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery Address Needed Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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Rabbi Yehoshua (Sheea) Herschorn

Chief Rabbi, Montreal, Canada d. 28 Iyar, 1969 (5729) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Kehal Israel Cemetery Dollard Des Ormeaux (just outside of Montreal) Location: Needed


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Rabbi Pinchos Eliezer Ravid

פנחס אליעזר ב"ר אברהם דוד

Principal, Eitz Chaim School System, Toronto, Canada

Date of Death: Sat. August 11, 1945 - Elul 2 5705



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Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kelman

צבי יהודא ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Toronto, Canada

Date of Death: Fri. October 30, 1936 - Kislev 16 5697



Photo Caption: Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kellman, Credit: Leib Kellman


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Rabbi Avroham Aaron Price

אברהם אהרן ב"ר יוסף

Chief Rabbi of Toronto, Canada

Date of Death: Thu. March 31, 1994 - Nissan 19 5754
Chol Hamoed Pesach



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Rebbe Meir Greenwald

מאיר ב"ר אברהם יוסף

Tetcher Rebbe

Date of Death: Sat. September 25, 1965 - Elul 25 5725



Photo Caption: Rav Greenwald is standing the 4th from the right, Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
The Rav’s grandfather was the Arugas Habosem, his father, Rav Avroham Yosef was his oldest son.


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Rabbi Dovid Wichefsky

דוד ב"ר זאב דוב

Chief Rabbi, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: Fri. February 24, 1922 - Shevat 10 5682


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Photo Caption: Hascal and Annie Moses née Wichefsky  with daughter Rita and Rabbi David Wichefsky in the Moses family’s backyard, c. 1910, Credit: Ontario Jewish Archives
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Photo Caption: Rabbi David Wichefsky, Credit: Lloyd Donald Friedman

Bio Information:
The Rav, born in Dubrovna, Belarus a small town along the Dnieper River in 1857, studied in the famed Volozhiner Yeshiva. In 1892, after moving to the United States he settled in New Bern, North Carolina where he rabbinated for two years. He then relocated to Greater Sudbury in Canada. It was under the guise that he was going to a growing Jewish community that he made the move. Upon his arrival it was apparent that the community size was greatly embellished. Nevertheless he stayed. After retiring he to be with his children.


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Rabbi Gedalia Felder

גדליהו ב"ר צבי

Rav, Congregation Shomrei Shabbos Chevra Mishnayos, Toronto

Date of Death: Tue. December 31, 1991 - Teves 24 5752



Photo Caption: Rabbi Gedalia Felder, Credit: Esther Scheer


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Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Wohlgelernter

יעקב יצחק ב"ר ישראל אליעזר

Rosh Yeshiva, Eitz Chaim of Toronto

Date of Death: Thu. May 26, 1966 - Sivan 7 5726
Shavuos



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Rabbi Dovid Bunim Ochs

דוד בונם ב"ר קלונימוס קלמן

Rav, Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim of Toronto

Date of Death: Sat. June 22, 1985 - Tammuz 3 5745



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Rabbi Yosef Weinreb

יוסף ב"ר ברוך שלמה

Chief Rabbi, Toronto, Canada

Date of Death: Fri. October 16, 1942 - Cheshvan 4 5703



Photo Caption: Rabbi Yosef Weinreb c. 1917, Credit: N/N


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Rabbi Avroham Meir Walerstein

Rav in Toronto, Canada d. 11 Sivan, 1941 (5701) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Roselawn Avenue Cemetery 619 Roselawn Avenue Toronto ON, Canada (To the left of the Krakover Toronto Rebbe’s ohel)


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