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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

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

2. Rav Zalman Reichman, Bronx, New York
3. Rav Dovid Lifschitz, Suwalker Rav
5. Rav Simcha Elberg, General Editor of HaPardes
6. Rav Eliezer Silver, Cincinnati, Ohio
7. Rabbi Pinchas Teitz, Elizabeth, New Jersey

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 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

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 Yosef Yehuda Braun

יוסף יהודה ב"ר קלמן מאיר

Rav, Congregation Shearis Yaakov, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Mon. April 28, 1958 - Iyar 8 5718

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Bio Information:
Rav Braun who arrived on these shores in 1928, received ordination from the Chofetz Chaim.

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

Rabbi Yaakov Goodman

(יעקב ב"ר ישראל (יואל

Chief Rabbi, Burlington, Vermont

Date of Death: Fri. January 12, 1912 - Teves 22 5672

Photo Credit: Chachmei Yisroel of New England, Rabbi Mayer Abromowitz

Source: Safer HaYovel, Agudath Harabonim

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Tags: Chief Rabbi · General · Vermont

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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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Connecticut

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 Mordechai Shlomo Silber

מרדכי שלמה ב"ר משה

Cheif Rabbi, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Death: Tue. March 17, 1925 - Adar 21 5685

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Photo Caption: Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo Silber, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo Silber, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Source: Needed 

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Rabbi Yitzchok Rubinstein

יצחק ב"ר משה

Chief Rabbi of Vilna and a member of the Polish Senate

Date of Death: Wed. October 31, 1945 - Cheshvan 25 5706

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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yitzchok Rubinstein along with Mayor Fiorello Henry La Guardia on the steps of City Hall, 1944, Credit: Stephanie Comfort
Photo Caption: Rabbi Yitzchok Rubinstein, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives, The National Library of Israel 

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

Rabbi Yissachar Dov Epstein

יששכר דוב ב"ר מרדכי

Chief Rabbi, Jersey City, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sat. July 7, 1917 - Tammuz 17 5677
Shiv'ah Asar b'Tammuz

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Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, July 7, 1917

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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Slomo Zalman Krevsky

שלמה זלמן ב"ר שמעון

Chief Rabbi, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. April 10, 1954 - Nissan 7 5714

Credit: Institute For Judai Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: See inscription, (L) Rabbi Yisroel Shlomo Zalman Baurer of Wilkes-Barre, (C) Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Krevsky, (R) Needed, Credit: Congregation Sons of Israel

Bio Information: 
Rav Krevsky was a longtime member of the Agudath Harabonim.

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Tags: Allentown, PA · Chief Rabbi · Pennsylvania

Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchok Scheinfeld

שלומה יצחק ב"ר אהרן

Chief Rabbi, United Orthodox Congregations of Milwaukee

Date of Death: Sat. April 24, 1943 - Nissan 5703

Bio Information:
The Rav was born in Skodivlle, Lithuanian and studied in Kovno. He arrived here in 1890 and for a short while was the Rabbi of the Bais Medrash Hagadol of Milwaukee before accepting the position of Chief Rabbi of Louisville, KY. In 1902 he returned to Milwaukee where he was installed as Chief Rabbi of Wisconsin while being the Rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel.

Photo Caption: Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchok Scheinfeld, Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchok Scheinfeld, Credit: Needed

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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Wisconsin

Rabbi Yoel Alexander

יואל ב"ר יצחק אלקסנדר

Rav, First Jewish Congregation Beth Israel, Memphis, TN

Date of Death: Fri. August 10, 1866 - Av 29 5626

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hoto Caption: Rev Yoel Alexander, Credit: Walter J. Addison and Deborah Addison Coburn

Click attached link:
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Bio Information:
The Rav was born in Posen and studied at the Yeshiva in Munster, Germany. He was ordained by the great Rabbonim of Posen and Rav Nosson Marcus Adler (d. 1890), Chief-Rabbi of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.  Soon after arriving in New York the Rav was appointed as Hebrew Reader (equivalent of  Chief Rabbi) of the First Jewish Congregation Beth Israel in Brooklyn, NY. He later served in Memphis, TN where he was interred.

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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Pre 1900 · Tennessee

Rabbi Elchonon Bentzion Karp

אלחנן בן ציון ב"ר יחיאל ליב הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Roselle, NJ

Date of Death: Mon. April 28, 1924 - Nissan 24 5684

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Photo Caption: Rabbi Elchonon Karp’s passport application, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives 

Bio Information:

Rav Benzion Karp b.1875 in Bobruisk, Minsk, currently Babruysk, Mogilev, Belarus.

Note: Special appreciation to Aron Finkelstein for originally finding the kever. 

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Tags: Chief Rabbi · New Jersey · Newark, NJ

Rabbi Yechezkel Ruttner

יחזקאל ב"ר בנימין אלטר

Chief Rabbi, Sumkut, Hungary

Date of Death: Thu. June 25, 1981 - Sivan 23 5741

Upon arriving to these shores the Rebbe settled in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

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

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 Moshe Leib Luski

משה ליב ב"ר רפאל יהודה

Chief Rabbi, Svencion (Švenčionys), Lithuania

Date of Death: Sun. September 7, 1941 - Elul 15 5701

Source: Hapardes

Bio Information:
Rav Luski who passed away a few short months after his arrival in New York was among the prominent rabbanim of Poland.

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

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 Aaron Menashe Dershowitz

אהרן מנשה ב"ר יקותיאל יהודה

Chief Chaplin, Middle Town Hospital, New Jersey

Date of Death: Fri. July 28, 2000 - Tammuz 25 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.

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

Rabbi Yitzchok Schapiro

יצחק ב"ר מרדכי

Chief Rabbi, Toledo, Ohio

Date of Death: Mon. December 9, 1901 - Kislev 28 5662

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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Ohio · Toledo, OH

Rabbi Elchanon Tzvi Guterman

אלחנן צבי ב"ר שמעון אריה

Chief Rabbi, Scranton, PA and Lackawanna County

Date of Death: Wed. October 19, 1966 - Cheshvan 1 5727

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Photo Caption: Rav Guterman introduced a daily Gemara Shiur (lecture) in 1911 which ran for over 50 years, a groundbreaking concept here in the United States at that time.

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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Pennsylvania · Scranton, PA

Rabbi Azrie Yehuda Liebowitz

עזריאל יהודה ב"ר יעקב

Veinner Rav

Date of Death: Mon. September 9, 1991 - Tishrei 1 5752
Rosh Hashanah

The Rav upon his arrival to these shores settled on Manhattan’s West Side, where he opened a Bais Medrash. Soon after the passing of Rav Yonoson Steif, he was asked to lead the Vienner Kehillah in New York which he faithfully served for close to 30 years.

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

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 Nosson Nuta Zuber

נחן נטע ב"ר מנחם מנדעל

Chief Rabbi, Roselle, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sat. January 23, 1988 - Shevat 4 5748

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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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Tags: Canada · Chief Rabbi · Montreal, QC

Rabbi Dov Aryeh Leventhal

דוב אריה ב"ר אברהם הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Tue. September 23, 1952 - 4 Tishrei 5713

Leventhal Bio

Photo Caption: Rabbi Bernard Leventhal, Credit: Needed

Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Date: 1928, Source: Needed 

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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Eliezer Yoel Levitt

Chief Rabbi of Portland, Maine d. 10 Teves, 1920 (5681) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Judah Cemetery Section One 81-14 Cypress Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385 (Society: Machizika Hadas, Block: V, Path: 5, Bethel Avenue towards the back on the right side)

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

Rabbi Shaltiel Isaac Meisel

שאלתיאל אייזק ב"ר יצחק

Chief Rabbi, Chattanooga, TN

Date of Death: Sun. January 18, 1948 - Shevat 7 5708

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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Tennessee