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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 Goldberg

Rav in Minneapolis, Minnesota d. 2 Av, 1960 (5720) The Rav was the son-in-law of Rav Yitzchok Blazer, more commonly known as Reb Itzele Peterburger. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery 7032 Penn Ave. South Richfield, MN 55423 Photo Credit: […]


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Tags: Minnesota · Unknown

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 Dov Dobsevage

אברהם דוב בן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. January 15, 1900 - Shevat 15 5660
Tu Bishvat



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Tags: Needs Repair · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Avroham Eliezer Alperstein

אברהם אליעזר ב"ר ישעיה

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Mon. January 29, 1917 - Shevat 5 5677


Bio Information: 
Rav Alperstein was a founding member of the Agudath HaRabonim. His commentary on Talmud Yerushalmi Masechet Bikkuri, was the first safer (book) on Talmud Yerushalmi to be published in the United States.

Credit: Yeshiva University


Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture & History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: Delegation of Rabbonim To Washington, DC c.1912, Credit: Needed
Those in the photo are:
1. Unknown child
2. Rav Yitzchok Siegel, Bayonne, NJ
3. Rav Yosef Dov Glushak, Newark, New Jersey
4. Rav Avroham Alperstein, New York City
5. Rav Gedaliah Silverstone, Washington, DC
6. Rav Dovid Ginsburg, Wilkes-Barre, PA
7. Rav Eliezer Silver, Harrisburg, PA
8. Rav Yaakov Redelheim, New York City
9. Unknown child


Photo Caption: Actual tombstones, Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY 


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

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 Kaplan

Rav, Brownsville, Brooklyn d. 12 Elul, 1924 (5684) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Lebanon Cemetery 7800 Myrtle Avenue Glendale, NY 11385 Location: Block: F, Section: 6, along the main path near Herzel Avenue Photo Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY


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Tags: Mount Lebanon Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Unknown

Rabbi Avroham Lehrman

Moreh Dasrah Congregation Tifereth Yisroel d. 2 Av, 1945 (5705) In October 1943, Rav Lehrman participated in the historic March on Washington in which over 400 mostly Orthodox rabbis marched through the streets of Washington demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe. Anyone with information is asked to please send it […]


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

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

Chief Rabbi, Hunyad, Romania d. 3 Iyar, 1994 (5754) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth Moses Cemetery Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735 (Alongside the Krasner ohel)


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

Rabbi Avroham Meir Rogoff

Rav in East Haven, CT d. 9 Tishrei, 1948 (5709) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Bikur Cholim Cemetery Brockett Place East Haven , CT 06512


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Tags: Connecticut · New Haven, CT · Unknown

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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Tags: Canada · Toronto, ON · Unknown

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 Shaul Chaim Levine

Congregation Tzemach Tzedek Nusach Ari d. 23 Kislev, 1939 (56999) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Judah Cemetery Section Two 81-14 Cypress Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385 (Section: 2, Block: 9, Society: Zem Zed Nus Hoari, along the road on the right side)


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

Rabbi Avroham Shlomo Fisholes

Moreh Dasrah Chasam Sopher Shul (Clinton Street) d. 27 Av, 2006 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 (Bethel Avenue between Lincoln and Washington Avenue, left side, towards the back of the section)


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

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 Yaakov Koplowitz

Moreh Dasrah, Bais Medrash HaGadol of Brownsville d. 10 Elul, 1958 (5718) Rav Koplowitz worked endlessly to help improve the standards of kashrus (ritual slaughter) in the United States. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Carmel Cemetery Section One 83-45 Cypress Hills […]


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

Rabbi Avroham Yaakov Pam

Rosh Yeshiva Mesivta Torah Vodath d. 28 Av, 2001 (5761) Full bio to be posted. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Judah Cemetery Section Two 81-14 Cypress Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385 (Corner of Emanuel and Washington Avenue)


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

Rabbi Avroham Yehuda Libin

Shklover Illui d. 13 Sivan, 1934 (5693) The Rav who was involved with Yeshivas Tiferes Jerusalem (MTJ) was a student in the famed Volozhiner Yeshiva. 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 (Location: […]


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

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 Avroham Yitzchok Cardon

Moreh Dasrah Shaare Torah Anshe Maariv, Chicago, IL d. 2 Nissan, 1945 (5705) The Rav was a member of the Agudath Harabonim and Vaad Harabonim of Chicago. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Waldheim Cemetery Company 1400 Des Plaines Avenue Forest Park, IL 60130 […]


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Tags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Unknown · Waldheim Cemetery - Chicago

Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Yekelchick

Rav, New York City d. 7 Nissan, 1940 (5700) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery 121-83 Springfield Boulevard St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412 (Location: Needed)


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

Rabbi Avroham Yosef Ash

אברהם יוסף ב"ר מאיר

Founding Rabbi, Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street

Date of Death: Thu. May 19, 1887 - Iyar 25 5647



Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Yosef Ash

Photo Credit: Orthodox Judaism in America, Sherman

Photo Credit: New York Times



Photo Source: History of the Jews in America, Peter Wiernik, Credit: IFJCAH
Note: In the highlighted section is the name of the 12 original members of the Bais Medrash HaGadol.

Photo Caption: Malka Bracha Garfunkel, Credit: Hoopskirts and Huppas, Milton M. Gottesman
Malka Bracha’s son Baruch Mordechai (better know as BM or Benjamin Marcus) married Rav Ash’s daughter Miriam. He later went into the hoopskirt business with his father-in-law.  Sadly, Miriam passed away soon after the marriage leaving behind a daughter.

Photo Caption: Baruch Mordechai Garfunkel, d. 1911, Credit: Jacob Lehrfeld

Bio Information:
Rav Ash was from the first Eastern European style Rabbanim to organize and lead a congregation in New York City. Eventually, his fame and authority spread across the country. No Orthodox congregation in the United States would accept a shoichet (ritual slaughterer) without his certification.
Map To The Kever Of Rav Ash From Union Field Cemetery:



Rebbetzin Ash is buried further down the hill near the main road of the Machpelah Cemetery.


Photo Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Avroham Yosef Rice

אברהם יוסף ב"ר מאיר שבק חיים

Rav, Congregation Nidchei Israel, Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Death: Tue. October 28, 1862 - Cheshvan 5 5623


Rabbi Abraham Rice

Rice

Photo Credit: From the Virtual Judaica reference collection library 

Rav Rice was the fist known ordained Rav to serve as Moreh Dasrah of a congregation in this country. Rav Rice was a talmid (student) of Rav Avroham Bing the Chief Rabbi of Wurzburg and subsequently of Rav Wolf Hamburger of Fuerth. As the first ordained Rav in the United States, Rav Rice decided the halachic Hebrew spelling for many of the cities across the country.


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Tags: Baltimore, MD · Maryland · Pre 1900

Rabbi Avroham Yosef Shiff

Rav in New York City d. 27 Kislev, 1912 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Zion Cemetery 59-63 54th Avenue (Off Maurice Avenue) Maspeth, NY 11378 (Left Section) Part of a larger stone.


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