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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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2. Rav Zalman Reichman, Bronx, New York
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 Aaron Gordon

אהרן ב"ר מאיר

Miadziol Illu

Date of Death: Sun. July 30, 1922 - 5 Av 5682


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Photo Caption: Rav Aaron Gordon, Credit: Dr. Mathew Kalman
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Source: Dos Yiddish Vort, #222, page: 41

Bio Information:
Rav Gordon, the Chief Rabbi of Rochester was a member of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Josef’s Bais Din in New York City. The Rav was also a founding member of the Agudath HaRabonim.


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

Rabbi Aaron Menashe Dershowitz

Chief Chaplin, Middle Town Hospital, New Jersey d. 25 Tamuz, 2000 (5760) Prior to settling in Lakewood, Rav Dershowitz served as the Chief Rabbi of Newport News, VA as well as various cites across Wisconsin. The Rav was widely known for the many weekly shuirem (lectures) he delivered. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Mt. Hebron (Main Street) Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Aaron Mordechai Ashinski

אהרן מרדכי ב"ר נחמן הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Tue. March 30, 1954 - Adar II 28 5714


Ashinsky pic
Photo Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: Edda Weissberg

Ashinsky coffee
Photo Caption: The Rav’s rabbinic certification for Passover coffee Credit: I-velt

Bio Information:
Rav Ashinski served as Rav in Syracuse, NY, Utica, NY, Detroit, MI, and Montreal, Canada before settling in Pittsburgh. In 1922 he moved to Brooklyn, NY where he was appointed Moreh Dasrah of Congregation Beth Shalom (South Fifth Street and Marcy Avenue). Over 5,000 people attended the Rav’s inaugural drasha (speech) among them many local politicians. After a lengthily din torah with his former congregants in Pittsburgh, who tried to force the Rav to move back, Rav Ashinski resettled in Pittsburgh. At the time of his passing the Rav was among the senior most Rabbonim in the United States.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh, PA

Rabbi Asher Lippman Zarchi

אשר ליפמן ב"ר הלל

Chief Rabbi of Louisville, KY

Date of Death: Tue. June 21, 1932 - Sivan 20 5692


Rav Zarchi was born in Kovno studied in Volozhin, both before and after his marriage. The Rav was ordained by Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spector, Rav Yitzchok Meir of Slobodka, and Rav Chaim Segal of Yanova. In 1891, he settled in Brownsville, Brooklyn and soon after Des Moines, IA. During his years in Iowa the Rav became a founding member of the Agudath Harabonim and was extremely influential in guiding its policies. In 1903, he was appointed Chief Rabbi of Louisville, where he had oversight authority of the cities, synagogues, kashrus, and school systems. Sadly, the Rav passed away childless at the age of 68. In 1946, the Nachalat Zarchi settlement in Eretz Yisroel was established in his memory. While the Rav did not print any seforim, many of his original torah thoughts appeared in the well known HaMeasif magazine.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Kentucky

Rabbi Asher Nissan Levitan

אשר ניסן הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Shavel, Lithuania

Date of Death: Fri. May 25, 1956 - Sivan 15 5716


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Photo caption: Overseeing production at the Streit’s Matzo factory, c. 1960 Credit: Aron Streit, Inc.

Photo Caption: Rav Levitan in conversation with Rav Pinchos Teitz (Elizabeth, NJ), Credit: Dr. Rivka Blau

Bio Information: 
Rav Levitan a prominent Moreh Dasrah in the Bronx was also the uncle of Rav Elazar Menachem Man Shach, the late Ponevezher Rosh Yeshiva.


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

Rabbi Asher Zelig Finkel

Chief Rabbi of Odessa, Ukraine d. 27 Tishrei, 1941 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003 (Section: H9, Corner of Joshua and Franklyn Avenue)


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

Rabbi Asher Zilberstein

אשר ב"ר ישראל אהרן

Chief Rabbi, Los Angeles, California

Date of Death: Wed. January 17, 1973 - Shevat 14 5733



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Tags: California · Chief Rabbi · Los Angeles, CA

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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Tags: Canada · Chief Rabbi · Toronto, ON

Rabbi Avroham Abba Rosen

Chief Rabbi of New Haven, CT d. 26 Nissan, 1915 Rav Rosen was a founding member of the Agudath Harabonim. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Bnai Israel Cemetery 55 Warner Street, Hamden, CT 06514 (Row: 11, Grave: 7) (203-389-2108) (Part of a […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Connecticut · New Haven, CT

Rabbi Avroham Jungreis

Chief Rabbi of Szeged, Hungary d. 1 Teves, 1991 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003 (Congregation Beth Medrash HaGadol of East New York section)


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

Rabbi Avroham Lipschitz

אברהם ב"ר יעקב הלוי

Chief Rabbi of Fall River, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Wed. May 12, 1943 - Iyyar 7 אברהם ב"ר יעקב



Source: Chachmei Yisroel Of New England

Credit: Sara Helman

Source: Needed 

Bio Information:
Rav Lipschitz a member of the Agudath Harabonim served as Chief Rabbi in Fall River for close to 40 years.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Fall River, MA · Massachusetts

Rabbi Avroham Meir Franklin

אברהם מאיר ב"ר זאב וואלף

Chief Rabbi, Buffalo, New York

Date of Death: Thu. November 3, 1932 - Cheshvan 4 5693



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Tags: Buffalo, NY · Chief Rabbi · General · New York · Upstate New York

Rabbi Avroham Meir Israel

אברהם מאיר ב"ר יהודה

Chief Rabbi, Hunyad, Romania

Date of Death: Wed. May 3, 1995 - Iyar 3 5755



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Tags: Beth Moses Cemetery - LI · Chief Rabbi · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Avroham Moshe Shershevsky

אברהם משה ב"ר חיים שמואל

Chief Rabbi, Portland, Maine

Date of Death: Thu. June 2, 1927 - Sivan 2 5687




Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Bio Information: 
Rav Avroham Moshe Shershevsky authored Nachal Avroham which includes a collection of droshos (sermons) he deliverer in Portland. In 1898, Rav Shershevsky moved to Boston, MA where he remained until in passing.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Massachusetts · Woburn Jewish Cemeteries

Rabbi Avroham Shapiro

אברהם ב"ר זלמן מרדכי

Chief Rabbi, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. November 9, 1933 - Cheshvan 20 5694



Source: Anshei Shem


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · New Jersey

Rabbi Avroham Yaakov Gershon Lesser

אברהם יעקב גרשון ב"ר עזריאל מאיר

Chief Rabbi, Cincinnati, Ohio

Date of Death: Wed. October 1, 1941 - Tishrei 10 5702
Yom Kippur



Credit: N/N

Prior to Cincinnati, Rabbi Lesser rabbinated in Chicago. He was elected founding president of the Agudath HaRabanim (The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada) at its commencement in1902.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Cincinnati, OH · Ohio

Rabbi Avroham Yisroel Shechter

Moreh Dasrah Congregation Bnai Yaakov Providence, R.I. d. 18 Elul, 1936 (5696) Rav Schechter was the Chief Rabbi of Houston, Texas prior to arrival in Providence. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Lincoln Park Cemetery Chesed Shel Emes Association 1469 Post Road Warwick, […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Lincoln Park Cemetery · Providence, RI · Rhode Island

Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Alcalay (Alkali)

Chief Rabbi of Yugoslavia d. 29 Kislev, 1978 The Rav was appointed to the Yugoslavian Senate by King Alexander of Yugoslavia. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003


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

Rabbi Binyamin Block

בנימין ב"ר יעקב

Chief Rabbi, Norwalk, Connecticut

Date of Death: Mon. June 26, 1922 - Sivan 30 5682
Rosh Chodesh


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Credit: Needed


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Rabbi Binyamin Fleischer

Chief Rabbi, Paterson, New Jersey

Date of Death: Fri. December 11, 1953 - Teves 11 5714



Photo Caption: Rabbi Binyamin Fleischer, Credit: Jesse Boiangiu

Bio Information:
The Rav also served as the Chief Rabbi of Bayonne, New Jersey.


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

Rabbi Binyamin Lipschitz

בנימין ב"ר אברהם הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Fall River, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sun. April 30, 1989 - Nissan 25 5749


Rav Lipschitz a member of the Agudath Harabonim rabbinated in Lynn, Massachusetts for many years. He eventually succeeded his father as Chief Rabbi of Fall River.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Fall River, MA · Massachusetts

Rabbi Binyamin Papermaster

בנימין ב"ר ניסן

Chief Rabbi, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Date of Death: Mon. September 24, 1934 - Tishrei 15 5695
Succos


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · North Dakota

Rabbi Binyamin Schick

Chief Rabbi of Tokaj, Hungary d. 5 Elul, 2008 (5768) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Vizhnitzer Cemetery in Monsey, NY RT. 306 (at the intersection of Brick Church Rd) Spring Valley, NY 10977 (Right side of the cemetery, along the Rt. 306 […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Monsey / New Square, NY · New York · Upstate New York

Rabbi Chaim Dovid Bachrach

חיים דוד ב"ר זאב אליהו

Chief Rabbi, Trenton, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sun. May 28, 1939 - Sivan 10 5699



Source: Chachmei New England 

Bio Information: 
The Rav who came to the United States in 1889 was a founding member of the Agudas Harabonim. After Trenton, he served in Providence, Rhode Island for close to 50 years.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Lincoln Park Cemetery · Providence, RI · Rhode Island

Rabbi Chaim Leeber Cohen

Chief Rabbi of Memphis, Tennessee d. 11 Nissan, 1951 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003 (Far right corner of the cemetery at Madison and Benjamin Avenue, behind the ohel of the Chernobyler Rebbe)


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

Rabbi Chaim Meisels

חיים ב"ר דוד דוב

Chief Rabbi, Szarvas Hungary

Date of Death: Wed. November 14, 1984 - Cheshvan 19 5745



Photo Caption: Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum of Ujhely, d. 1841, better  known as the Yismach Moshe, Credit:  Needed

Photo Caption: First edition title page, Yetev Lev, authored by Rebbe Yekusiel Yehuda Teitelbaum of  Siget, d. 1883, Credit: IFJCAH


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

Rabbi Chaim Morim Yudelovitch

חיים מארים ב"ר אברהם אהרן

Chief Rabbi, Haverhill, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sat. August 29, 1931 - Elul 16 5691


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Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Morim Yudelovitch, Credit: Needed 

Bio Information:
The Rav was in Haverhill until 1926, thereafter he was installed as the Chief Rabbi of Akron, Ohio.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Silver

חיים יעקב ב"ר זאב וואלף

Chief Rabbi, Worcester, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sat. December 10, 1938 - Kislev 17 5699


Rav Silver was a founding member of the Agudath Harabonim.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Massachusetts · Worcester, MA

Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Widerwitz

חיים יעקב ב"ר בנימין

Chief Rabbi of America

Date of Death: Wed. May 10, 1911 - Iyyar 12 5671


Rav Wderwitz, prior to his arrival in the United States was the Chief Rabbi of Moscow. The story goes that the Rav was once asked who made him Chief Rabbi of America to which he replied the sign painter.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Queens / L.I., NY