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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

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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 Dov Berisch Zukerman

דוב בעריש ב"ר אהרו

Chief Rabbi , Buffalo, New York

Date of Death: Thu. March 14, 1963 - Adar 18 5723


Rav Zuckerman was titled HaGoan MiBuffalo by many of the Rabbonim who corresponded with him.


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

Rabbi Dovid Frankel

דוד ב"ר משה אהרן

Rav, Hungarian Congregation Ahavas Achim

Date of Death: Fri. October 14, 1932 - Tishre 14 5693


Rav Frankel before coming to New York City from Hungary served as the Chief Rabbi of McKeesport, and Scranton, Pennsylvania respectively.


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

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 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 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 Eliezer Rubin

אליעזר ב"ר יעקב מנחם

Tlusta Rav

Date of Death: Wed. May 21, 1947 - Sivan 2 5707



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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Mt. Hebron (Main Street) Cemetery · New York

Rabbi Eliezer Silver

אליעזר ב"ר בונים צמח

President, Agudath HaRabonim of the United States and Canada

Date of Death: Thu. February 8, 1968 - Shevat 9 5728


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Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver and Kopyczyncer Rebbe in conversation in Upstate New York, Photo Credit: Yitz Twersky, Kew Garden Hills, NY
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Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: (L to R) Rav Eliezer Silver, Unknown, Rebbe Mordechai Shlomo Friedman, Boyaner Rebbe d. 1971, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Rav Silver with the  Lubavitcher Rebbe, Credit: From the Collection of Moshe Gumbo

Credit: Kneseth Israel Congregation Collection

Hamodia Magazine (2012) article:
Rav Eliezer Silver Hamodia

 


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Cincinnati, OH · Ohio

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 Elozer Meisels

Grand Rabbi of Ujhel – Chicago d. 5 Elul, 1995 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


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

Rabbi Ezriel Yehuda Liebowitz

Hodhahzer Rav d. 1 Tishrei, 1991 (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 Gavriel Zev Margolis

גבריאל זאב ב"ר יחיאל יצחק

President and Founder, Knesseth HaRabonim

Date of Death: Mon. September 9, 1935 - Elul 10 5695


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Photo Caption:Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis, Photo Credit: Mitchell Morris  
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Photo Caption: Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis and  Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch , Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch and Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis , Credit: Library Of Congress
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Photo Caption: Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis , Credit: Jewish Forward
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Photo Caption: Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis , Credit: Jewish Forward
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Photo Caption: Advertisement announcing the annual membership meeting of the Knesseth HaRabonim, Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, January 23, 1913
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Photo Caption: The passing of Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis, Credit: Brooklyn Eagle, September 9, 1935
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Photo Caption: Father-in-law of Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis and the rebbe of the Chofetz Chaim, Rav Nachum Kaplan,  or as he was commonly known Rebbe Nachumke of Horodnad. It is It is reported that the Chofetz Chaim had a picture of Rebbe Nachumke hanging in his house.

Photo Caption: Title page, Agudath Eizov, Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information:
Rav Velvele as he was commonly know was married the daughter of Rav Nachum Kaplan d. 1880 (or 1879), the famed Rebbe of the Chofetz Chaim. After moving to the United States in 1907, the Rav was appointed as the Chief Rabbi of Boston, MA where he established the Knesseth HaRabonim HaOrthdoksim d’America v’Canada, prior to moving to New York City in 1911.


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

Rabbi Kalman Rosenbaum

Chief Rabbi of Hartford, CT d. 22 Tammuz, 1936 (5696) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Chevra Lomday Mishnayos Cemetery Garden Street (and Tower Avenue) Hartford, CT 06120


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Connecticut · Hartford, CT

Rabbi Meir Schapiro

Chief Rabbi of Argentina d. 17 Tammuz, 1998 (5748) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Wellwood Cemetery Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735 (Corner of North and Zangwill Avenue, Block: 54, Section: Tiferes Jerusalem)


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

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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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Minnesota

Rabbi Dr. Moshe Eisenstadt

משה אליעזר ב"ר צבי

Chief Rabbi, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Date of Death: Tue. November 9, 1943 - Cheshvan 9 5704



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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · 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 Moshe Neuschloss

Serdehaly Rav d. 27 Adar, 1997 In 1957, the Rav was appointed Av Bias Din of the newly establishment Skverer community in Spring Valley, New York. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Village of New Square Cemetery Grant Avenue Spring Valley, NY 10977 […]


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

Rabbi Moshe Shimon Sivitz

משה שמעון ב"ר יחזקאל

Chief Rabbi, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Thu. July 30, 1936 - Av 11 5696


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Moshe Shimon Sivitz, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
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Photo Caption: Poster announcing the passing of Rabbi Moshe Shimon Sivitz, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History


Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information: 
Rav Sivitz was born in Zhitovyan (Kovno), Lithuania and studied in the Yeshivos of Slovan and Chelm, where he became a close disciple of Rav Eliezer Gordon, the Telzer rosh yeshiva. He also received semicha (ordained) from Rav Gordon and additional semicha from Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spector, the Kovner Rav.
The Rav’s first pulpit was in Phikelin, Lithuania in 1885 but soon after moved to the United States. Before becoming the Chief Rabbi of Pittsburgh the Rav spent two years in Baltimore. Rav Sivitz, known as an outspoken critic against the Reform movement, organized the first talmid torah (day school) in Pittsburgh. The Rav was held in high esteem by many Rabbonim in Europe among them Rav Yisroel Meir Kagan, the Chofetz Chaim who wrote the approbation to his commentary on Talmud Yerushalmi (Jerusalem Talmud). As a side, the Rav delivered the keynote eulogy at Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph’s funeral.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh, PA

Rabbi Moshe Steinberg

Chief Rabbi of Brod, Galicia (Ukraine) d. 23 Tammuz, 1987 Anyone with bio information is asked to send it in. Washington Cemetery 104 Deans Rhode Hall Rd Monmouth Junction (Deans), NJ 08852 (Bobover section, North Second Street corner Park Blvd. a few rows from the ohel)


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

Rabbi Moshe Stren

משה ב"ר אברהם

Chief Rabbi, Debrecen, Hungary

Date of Death: Tue. August 5, 1997 - Av 2 5757



Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Stern (seated), Credit: Joel Rosenfeld


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

Rabbi Moshe Yosef Rubin

משה יוסף ב"ר פינחס מנחם

Chief Rabbi, Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Romania

Date of Death: Fri. February 22, 1980 - Adar 5 5740



Photo Caption: Rabbi Moshe Yosef Rubin, Credit: [Mojoru at English Wikipedia]

Bio Information: 
Rav Rubin served as the President and Chairman of the Agudas Israel and Agudath HaRabonim of Romania. The Rav also founded Geder Avos an organization dedicated to stopping the destruction of Jewish cemeteries throughout Eastern Europe.


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

Rabbi Moshe Zevulun Margolies

משה זבולן ב"ר שלמה זלמן

Rav, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. August 25, 1936 - Elul 7 5696


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Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Zevulun Margolies, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)
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Credit: Yeshiva University 
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Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Zevulun Margolies speaking at Madison Square Garden, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Zevulun Margolies’s official seal as Chief Rabbi of Boston, Massachusetts, Credit:  Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Caption: RAMAZ along with John Calvin Coolidge (30th President of the United State), d. 1933, Moreshes Chachmei America
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Joseph Lookstein (L) grandson-in-law of Rav Margolies and founder of the RAMAZ school in New York City, Credit:  Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Bio Information:
A number of books and articles have been penned on the life and times of Rav Moshe Zevulun Margolies often referred to by the acronym RAMAZ.


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

Rabbi Nachman Tzvi Ebin

נחמן צבי ב"ר יהודה

Chief Rabbi, Buffalo, New York

Date of Death: Thu. May 27, 1943 - Iyyar 22 5703



Photo Caption: Moreshes Chachmei America

Source: Needed


Source: Orthodox Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook, Moshe D. Sherman


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

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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Tags: Chief Rabbi · New Jersey

Rabbi Nosson Yehuda Leib Rabinowitz

נתן יהודה ליב ב"רּ אברהם אבא

Chief Rabbi, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Date of Death: Wed. December 28, 1898 - Teves 16 5659



Credit: IFJCAH


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Lincoln Park Cemetery · Pre 1900 · Providence, RI · Rhode Island

Rabbi Pinchos Hirschsprung

פנחס ב"ר חיים

Chief Rabbi, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Sun. January 25, 1998 - Teves 27 5758



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Photo Caption: Rav Yehuda Meir Shapiro, Lubliner Rav and Rosh Yeshia, Chachmei Lublin  , d. 1933
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Photo Caption: Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin as it stood when it first opened  in 1930, Credit: Kevarim.com
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Photo Caption: Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin as it stands today (Winter, 2011), Credit: Kevarim.com

Bio Information: 
Rav Hirschsprung, a student of Rav Meir Shapiro served as the Chief Rabbi of Montreal from 1969 until his passing. The Lubliner once said that already as a youth he knew 2,200 talmudic folios by heart. The Rav also shared a very close relationship with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and served as one of the Rosh Yeshivas at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim of Montreal.


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Tags: Canada · Chief Rabbi · Montreal, QC · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Raphael Mordechai Barishansky

רפאל מרדכי ב"ר יוסף

Chief Rabbi, Homel (Gomel), Belarus

Date of Death: Thu. November 9, 1950 - Cheshvan 29 5711



Photo Caption: Rabbi Raphael Mordechai Barishansky, Credit: MCA


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

Rabbi Shabsi Rosenberg

שבתי ב"ר דובער

Chief Rabbi, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Fri. January 3, 1913 - Teves 24 5673



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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · 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