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Rabbi Yitzchok Hutner

Rosh HaYeshiva, Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Fri. November 28, 1980 - Kislev 20 5741



Photo Caption: At a wedding: 1. Rav Yitzchok Hutner, 2. Chosson, 3. Rav Eliezer Silver, 4. Needed, 5. Needed, 6. Needed, Credit: Needed

Photo Credit: Rav Hunter along with his Rebbitzin, Credit: Needed
Of Note: The picture of the Alter Rebbe of Liadi hanging on the wall. 

Credit: Needed 


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Tags: General · Har Hazesim (Mount of Olives) Cemetery - Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Holocaust - Shoah Kedoshim, Chelmno Extermination Camp - Chełmno nad Nerem, Poland

קבר הקדושים ממחנת ההשמדה חלמנה-במאנסי



Date of Death: Wed. January 17, 1945 - Nissan 3 5705


At the very minimum, 152,000 people were murdered at Chelmno, HY”D, which would make it the fifth most deadly extermination camp, after Sobibor, Belzec, Treblinka, and Auschwitz. The Red Army captured the town of Chełmno on January 17, 1945. By then, the Germans Y”S had already destroyed evidence of the camp’s existence, leaving no prisoners behind. One of the camp survivors, who was fifteen years old at the time, testified that only three Jewish males had escaped successfully.
How the remains arrived in Monsey, New York is unclear. Recently a new marker was erected in honor of those buried there.

Photo Caption: What remained of the Chelmno Extermination Camp, Credit: N/N


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Tags: General · Holocaust Kadoshim · Monsey / New Square, NY · New York

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein

משה ב"ר דוד

Rosh Yeshiva, Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem. New York City

Date of Death: Sun. March 23, 1986 - Adar II 12 5746
Tanis Esther



Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Feinstein, Credit: N/N


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Tags: General · Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Wife of Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagen

ישראל מאיר ב"ר אריה זאב הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim of Radin, Poland

Date of Death: Fri. September 15, 1933 - Elul 25 5693




Photo Caption: Kever of the Chofetz Chaim, Radin, Belarus, Credit: DZ

Photo Caption: Recently discovered (video) picture of the Chofetz Chaim in Vienna, Credit: University of South Carolina

Photo Caption: “Muga” stamp attributed to the Chofetz Chaim, Credit, IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Gartel of the Chofetz Chaim (identified by its unique rust/orange color stains), the Gartel is now owned by his grandson Rabbi Yisroel Meir Zacks of Brooklyn, Credit: IFJCAH


Photo Caption: Rebbitzine Miriam Fraida Kagen, second wife of the Chofetz Chaim, Credit: Eliyahu Zaks, Lakewood, NJ 


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

Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Yehudah Riff

נפתלי צבי יהודא ב"ר ישראל

Chief Rabbi, Camden, New Jersey

Date of Death: Tue. October 26, 1976 - Cheshvan 2 5737



Photo Caption: Rabbi Naftali Riff, Credit: Needed 


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · General · Israel

Rabbi Avroham Joffen

אברהם ב"ר אשר צבי

Rosh Yeshiva, Bais Yosef, Novardok

Date of Death: Sun. April 19, 1970 - Nissan 14 5730



Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Yoffen, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Yoffen, Credit: posted on photo

Bio Information: 
Rav Yoffen was a son-in-law of Rav Yosef Yozel Horowitz, the Alter of Novardok and served as the director of the Novardok Yeshiva network across Eastern Europe. He fled to the U.S. at the outbreak of World War II and opened a yeshiva in Borough Park. In 1962 he moved to and founded a Kollel in Yerushalayim.


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

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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Tags: General · New York · Pesach - Passover · Pictures

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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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

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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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

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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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

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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4. Rav Chaim Kreiger, Newark, NJ
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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Tags: General · Pictures

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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9. Rav Meir Cohen, Executive Vice President, Agudas HaRabonim
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11. Rav Chaim Kreiger, Newark, NJ
12. Ephraim Oshry, Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, NYC (unconfirmed)

Photo Caption: Dais Left Side (picture 2), Credit: MCA
1. Rav Zalman Reichamn, Bronx
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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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Tags: General · Pictures · Unknown

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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Tags: General · Pesach - Passover · Pictures

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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Tags: Chief Rabbi · General · New York · Pictures · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yaakov Moshe HaKohen Lessin

יעקב משה ב"ר שמואל ניסן הכהן

Mashgiach Ruchni, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

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



Credit: Yeshiva University 


Credit: MCA

Photo Credit: Rabbi Lessin along with his family, Credit: MCA

Credit: MCA


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Tags: General · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

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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Tags: General · Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

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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Tags: General · Pesach - Passover · Pre 1900

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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Tags: Chicago, IL · Chief Rabbi · Illinois · Israel

Wife of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson

לוי יצחק ב"ר ברוך

Chief Rabbi, Yekatrinoslav, Ukraine

Date of Death: Wed. August 9, 1944 - Av 20 5704


Bio Information: 
Rav Levi Yitzchok, a great tzaddik and kabbalist in his own right was the father of the last Lubavitcher Rebbe. His wife, Rebbetzin Chana is buried alongside her son at the Old Montefiore Cemetery (see map below) in Queens.


Photo Caption: Rav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson, Credit: N/N






Photo Caption: The Rav was buried in Almaty, Kazakhstan, making it one of the most far-flung kivrei tzadikim in the world, Credit: Rabbi Ephraim Duchman, Collel Chabad

Credit: Aaron C. Kinderlehrer, Kew Gardens Hills

Photo Caption: Rebbetzin Chana (d. 1964), Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Rav Meir Shlomo Yanovsky, Cheif Rabbi, Mykolaiv, Ukraine (d. 1933), father of Rebbetzin Chana, Credit: N/N


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · General · Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rebetzins

A. Goodman and Sons, INC. Matzah Bakery

Long Island City, New York

Date of Death: Mon. April 1, 1957 -



Source: Hapardes, April 1957

Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem “Mendele” Dovid Chodorov. A. Goodman and Sons, Inc. was under the Rebbe’s kosher supervision, Credit: Yitz Twersky

Photo Caption: Letter typed by Albert Einstein to Erich Cohn of A. Goodman & Sons, thanking him for the unleavened bread, Source: Jonathan Zalman, The Scroll

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In 1983, Manischewitz purchased rights to make matzah under the A. Goodman and Sons label


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Tags: General · New York · Pesach - Passover · Queens / L.I., NY

Agudas HaRabbanim Convention

קאנווענשאן של אגודת הרבנים בניו יורק

Kensington Gardens Hotel, Far Rockaway, Queens

Date of Death: Tue. May 4, 1926 - Iyar 20 5686
Date of Convention: May 4, 1926



Photo Caption: Rabbinic Conference Photo, Credit: MCA
1. Rav Eliezer Silver, Harrisburg, PA
2. Rabbi Israel Rosenberg, New York City
3. Rabbi Moshe Zevulun Margolies, New York City
4. Rabbi Yechezkel Lipshitz, Cheif Rabbi, Kalisch, Poland
5. Rabbi Bernard Leventhal, Philadelphia, PA
6. Rabbi Yitzchok Seigel, Jersey City, NJ
7. Rabbi Yosef Konvitch, Newark, NJ

 


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Tags: General · New York · Pictures · Queens / L.I., NY

Meyer London Matzos Bakery

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. June 22, 2019 -




Photo Caption: Letterhead of Meyer London, proprietor of Meyer London Matzos Bakery, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: The full letter, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Photo Caption: Advertisement promoting Meyer London Matzos Bakery, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Crude drawing of the Matzoh Machine at the Cohen’s Matzoh Bakery on Pike Street, Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
Meyer London Matzos Bakery founded in 1871 is among the first matzo bakeries on these shores.

Of Note:
The politician Meyer London (1871-1926), one of only two socialist politicians ever elected to Congress was Meyer London’s nephew.

 

 


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Tags: New York · Pesach - Passover · Pictures

Warsaw Ghetto Matzah Bakery

Warsaw, Poland

Date of Death: Fri. November 15, 1940 -



Photo Caption: Matzah Retailer in the Warsaw Ghetto, Credit: MCA

Note: Please help us identify the location and setting of this picture. In addition, regarding the identification of the shop’s proprietor. 


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Tags: Holocaust Kadoshim · Pesach - Passover

Agudas HaRabonim Convention

קאנווענשאן של אגודת הרבנים בניו יורק

Park Inn Hotel - New York 1952

Date of Death: Sun. December 21, 1952 - Teves 3 5713
Picture Origination Credit: Rabbi Mordechai Hecht, Director Anshe Sholom Chabad JCC of Queens



Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Note: Many of the Rabbonim are identified in the previous picture above, Credit: MCA
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1. Rabbi Chaim Kruger
2. Rabbi Zalman Reichman (Bronx)
3. Rabbi Reuvain Levovitz (East New York)
4. Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Friedman
5. Rabbi Efriam Yollis (Philadelphia)
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Agudas HaRabonim History:







Source: Orthodox Judaism in America, Moshe D. Sherman

 


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Tags: General · New York · Pictures

Rabbi Yitzchok Siegel

יצחק ב"ר חיים הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Jersey City, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sun. July 11, 1976 - Tammuz 13 5736



Photo Caption: Kosher for Passover products from the Manischewitz company under the supervision of Rav Seigel, Source: Day Jewish Journal, 1965

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Source: Needed 


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

Rabbi Dovid Lifschitz

דוד ב"ר יעקב אריה

Suwalker Rav

Date of Death: Mon. June 28, 1993 - Tammuz 9 5753



Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Caption: 1. Rav Dovid Lifschitz, Suwalker Rav, 2. Rav Moshe Shatzkes, Lomza Rav, 3. Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, R”Y RIETS, 4. Rav Chaim Heller, R”Y RIETS, 5. Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Belkin, President Yeshiva University 


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Reverend Ignatz Jacob Kunreuther

אשר ב"ר נפתלי הלוי

Rav, Kehilath Anshe Maarav (KAM), Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Fri. June 27, 1884 - Tammuz 4 5644



Photo Caption: Rev Ignatz Jacob Kunreuther, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Photo Caption: Rav Naftali Halavi Kunreuthrt, Cheif Rabbi, Glenhausen, Germany (Glenhausen is a suburb of Frankfurt am Main), Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America.

Photo Caption: Abraham Kohn (see bio below) and Rev Ignatz Jacob Kunreuther, Credit: The Jews of Chicago, Cutler


Credit: Chicago Rabbis: Visionaries, and Leaders 


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Tags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Pre 1900

Rabbi Shneur Nussbaum

שניאר ב״ר

Rav, Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. February 7, 1876 - Shevat 12 5636



Photo Caption: Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, c. 1827, Credit: Needed 


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Tags: General · New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY

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


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Tags: Pre 1900 · South Carolina

Rabbi Noach Garfinkel

נח ב"ר אפרים שּמעון הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabeinu Chaim Ozer, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Thu. October 23, 1958 - Cheshvan 9 5719



Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter
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Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter


Photo Credit: Daniel Jacobson

Photo Caption: Rav Noach Garfinkel (c), Credit: Daniel Jacobson

In Memorial – Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski (d. 1940):

Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski (right) conversing with Rav Shimon Shkop, Credit: N/N


Photo Credit: iGmc LLC

Photo Caption: Letter written by Rav Chaim Ozer, Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information:
Located in the East Bronx on Bryant Ave and 177th Street, Yeshiva Rabeinu Chaim Ozer named for the Chief Rabbi of Vilna, Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski, existed from about 1945 until approx 1964. Around 1958, it relocated to 2084 Arthur Avenue in the West Bronx. While Rav Garfinkel was the Rosh yeshiva (Dean) one Mr. Zaretzky served as executive director. Rabbi Pinchos Twersky (son of the Loyev Uman Rebbe) was on the staff as well. Sometime during the 1950s, Rabbi David Savit of the Hunts Point Jewish Center joined the Yeshiva.  The yeshiva had grade 1-8 and taught in Yiddish.

Photo Caption: The Yeshiva building as it stood in 1940, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 

Photo Caption: The Yeshiva building as it stands today at 2084 Arthur Avenue, Credit: Google

 

 


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva