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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 Aaron Ben Tzion Benson (Aaronsohn)

אהרן בן ציון ב"ר יוסף משה

Rav, Indianapolis, Indiana

Date of Death: Mon. May 5, 1879 - Iyar 12 5639


A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF MORESHES CHACHMEI AMERICA, MR. ASHLEY DWORSKY, & RABBI JOSEPH SCHANOWITZ OF CHICAGO FOR THEIR COUNTLESS HOURS OF RESEARCH IN THE ONGOING SEARCH TO LOCATE RAV AARONSOHN’S KEVER.   

Bio Information:
The Rav, who was born in Salant (Salantai), Lithuania was the oldest son of Rav Moshe Yosef Aaronsohn better known as the East Broadway Maggid. Rav Benson was very instrumental in the publishing and distribution of his father’s seforim (books).


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Tags: Indiana · Pre 1900

Rabbi Aaron Gordon

אהרן ב"ר מאיר

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. June 20, 1894 - Sivan 16 5654


Recently a new stone was erected and the surname Gordon added in assumption. According to the Society Plot Map the Rav’s name is listed as Aaron Myers. In addition, the plot alongside his, remains empty. Original tombstone was discovered by Aron Feder / Moreshes Chachmei America.


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

Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman

אהרן צבי ב"ר יעקב שלום

Baal Shem of America

Date of Death: Sun. May 21, 1876 - Iyar 27 5636



Photo Caption: Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman, Credit: Daniel Friedman, Lawrence, New York

Photo Caption: Rifka Friedman, Credit: Daniel Friedman, Lawrence , New York

Bio Information:
Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman was born in Poland, Adar 15th, 5582, (March 8th 1822).

 


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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900

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 Baruch Ettelsohn

ברוך ב"ר יונה

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Wed. April 8, 1891 - Adar II 29 5651



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Tags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Pre 1900

Rabbi Chaim Sakolski

חיים ב"ר שבתי

Rav (Reader), Allen Street Bais Hamedrash

Date of Death: Sat. October 27, 1883 - Tishrei 26 5644



Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America Archives

Bio Information:
Rav Sakolski served as rabbi, reader, and president of the Allen Street Bais Hamedrash. After his passing there was a disputed between two of the leading rabbonim on the Lower East Side, Rav Yosef Moshe Aaronsohn and  Rav Avroham Yosef Ash over congregational and  kashrus (kosher certification) related issues. Rav Ash eventually split from the Allen Street Bais Hamedrash and founded the Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street.


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

Rbbi Dovid Yitzchok Adelson

ר' דוד יצחק ב"ר ארי

Preacher, Congregation Shaaray Torah, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. September 16, 1886 - Elul 16 5646



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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900

Rav Eliezer Kleinberg

אליעזר

Rav, Congregation Bnai Abraham, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Mon. February 9, 1891 - Adar I 1 5651
Rosh Chodesh


Rav Kleinberg was born in the town of Bavisk, Lithuania and was the son-in-law of Rav Yisrael Lipchitz, the Chief Judge of the Vilna Bias Din. Soon after his father-in-laws passing the Rav was appointed as his replacement. He was then known as Rav Eliezer Dayan.
In 1890, Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph on New York City invited Rav Kleinberg to assume the pulpit at Congregation Bnai Abraham of Philadelphia. Soon after his funereal his son-in-law Rav Dov Aryeh Levinthal was installed has his successor.


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

Rev Eliezer Loeb

אליעזר ב"ר משה יהודה

Rav, Congregation Chevra Talmud Torah, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. December 31, 1889 - Teves 8 5650



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

Rabbi Gershom Mendez Seixas

גרשון ב"ר יצחק

Spiritual Leader of Congregation Shearith Israel, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. July 2, 1816 - Tammuz 6 5576



Source: Portraits Etched In Stone, David De Sola Pool, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Rabbi Gershom Mendes Seixas, Credit: Congregation Shearith Israel

Bio Information: 
Rabbi Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel, having been raised and educated in our community. He began service as Hazan in 1768, and quickly showed himself to be an adept synagogue functionary, beloved by the Congregation. When British troops took control of New York City in 1776, Rev. Seixas and many congregants fled New York rather than live under British rule. He became Hazan at Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia through the war years. In 1784, he returned to New York to continue his service to Shearith Israel as Hazan, mohel, and communal leader. Aside from his many responsibilities as the religious head of New York’s Jewish community, he was active in a wide range of civic organizations. He was a Trustee of the Humane Society; a member of the Board of Regents of the University of New York; and a regent and Trustee of Columbia College. In 1943, the Jewish Studies Society of Columbia University became known as the Seixas Society.
Source: Congregation Shearith Israel


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900

Rabbi Gershon Hyman

גרשון בן שמואל הכהן

Rav, Congregation Chesed Shel Emes Adas Ellen Street, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. December 22, 1878 - Kislev 26 5639



Photo Caption: Rabbi Gershon Hyman, Credit: Eli Rabinowitz

Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Hyman Gershon Marker Text
Photo Caption: Tombstone text, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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

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 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 Nachum Streisand

נחום ב"ר

Rav, Congregation Beth Yisroel, San Francisco, CA

Date of Death: Sun. January 12, 1879 - Teves 17 5639


Rav Streisand a talmid (student) and great-grandson of Rav Akiva Eger was born in a suburb of Poznan (Posen), Poland in 1819. Prior to his arrival in the United State in 1869, the Rav served as maggid mesharim (a preacher of uprightness) of Fardon, a small town outside of Posen. He also published several of his Rebbe’s Halachic (Jewish law) rulings. The Rav’s first position in the United States was at Congregation Shaarei Tzedek in New York City. In 1872, prior to leaving for the West Coast, he published a safer (book)titled Le-lamed le-Toim Binah slamming the Reform movements and the customs they were introducing such as the use of an organ during prayers.
It is believed that the Rav was ordained by Rav Akiva Eger


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Tags: California · Pre 1900 · San Francisco, CA

Rabbi Nosson Nuta Netkin

נתן נטע ב"ר אשר

Old Yishuv Emissary

Date of Death: Wed. December 23, 1891 - Teves 15 5645


Netkin Nosson Pic
Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin, Credit: Rabbi Scranton Miller
Salant Yosef Zundel

Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin’s father-in-law, Rav Yosef Zundel Salant d. 1866, Credit: ICPHH

Photo Cation: Kever of Rav Yosef Zundel Salant, Credit: Not Needed
Salant Aryeh Leib
Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin’s brother-in-law, Rav Yehuda Aryeh Leib Salant, Credit: Rena Saland Wechter
Salan Shmule New
Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Salant d. 1909, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, . This photograph made for Pearsons Magazine just a few days before the Rav’s passing, is believed to be the only portrait for which the Rav ever sat. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: 2006 Israel Post commemorative stamp honoring Rav Shmuel Salant, Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information:
The Rav was the grandson of Rav Aryeh Leib Gunzberg (d.1785) better known as the Shagas Aryeh. In addition, he was the son in law of Rav Yosef Zundel Salant (d.1866) and was sent by his brother in law Rav Shmuel Salant (d.1909) to North America to collect money for the impoverished Jews of the Old Yishuv.


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

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 Pesach Rosenthal

פסח ב"ר גדליה

Rav, Utica, New York

Date of Death: Tue. July 2, 1861 - Tammuz 24 5621



Credit: The Occident, August 1, 1861, page: 48
Rosenthal Pesach 3
Photo Caption: Original text of Chaya Sarah Rosenthal’s marker, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Bio Information: 
Rabbi Peasach Rosenthal is credited with having founded and taught at the very first Talmud Torah in New York City and perhaps all of North America. In addition, prior to his arrival in New York City he rabbinated in upstate Utica, NY.

Map To The Kever Of Rav Rosenthal From Union Field Cemetery:



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

Rabbi Schachne Isaacs

שכנא ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Reb Schachne's Shul

Date of Death: Sun. April 3, 1887 - Nissan 9 5647



Isaacs Schachne 1
Photo Caption:Rabbi Schachne Isaacs Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Isaacs Schachne 2
Photo Caption: Rabbi Schachne Isaacs, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Bio Information: 
Rav Isaacs founded Congregation Bet Tefillah in 1866, a synagogue which was commonly known as Reb Shachne’s Shul.


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Tags: Cincinnati, OH · Needs Repair · Ohio · Pre 1900

Rabbi Shevach Arager

שבח ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Conregation Ohav Emuna (Emuno), Denver, Colorado

Date of Death: Fri. December 29, 1893 - Teves 20 5654


Arager Shevach pic
Photo Caption: From an 1892 Denver Directory, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America


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Tags: Colorado · Pre 1900

Rabbi Shlomo Mordecai Ziskind

Rav, Congregation Chevra Mikra Kodesh, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. July 28, 1898 - Av 9 5658
Tisha B'Av



Credit: MCA


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Tags: Needs Repair · New York · Pesach - Passover · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Shlomo Rabinowitz

Moreh Dasrah Adas Ohavay Shalom, Chicago, IL d. 1894 The Rav passed away in Chicago. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Needed


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Tags: Illinois · Mystery · Pre 1900 · Unknown

Rabbi Shlom Zalman Feinberg

שלומה זלמן ב"ר אוריה

Rav, Providence, Rhode Island

Date of Death: Wed. September 22, 1897 - Elul 25 5657



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

Rabbi Shmuel Zev Wolfsohn

שמואל זאב ב"ר

Tchstsniker Illui

Date of Death: Thu. February 9, 1899 - Shevat 29 5659



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Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY

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 Henry Avroham Henry

צבי ב"ר אברהם

First Rabbi, Cong. Sheeris Yisroel, San Francisco

Date of Death: Thu. August 28, 1879 - Elul 9 5639



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Tags: California · Pre 1900 · San Francisco, CA

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Margolis Levin

צבי ב"ר חיים יהודא

Rav, Charleston, South Carolina

Date of Death: Mon. December 5, 1887 - Kislen 20 5648



Photo Caption: Rav Hirsch Tzvi Margolis Levine c. 1852, Credit: Carol Kaminsky

Photo Caption: A page from Rav Hirsch Tzvi Margolis Levine’s personal notebook, Credit: Carol Kaminsky

Photo Caption: Harav Gershon Shaul Yom-Tov Lipmann ha-Levi Heller (Tosefos Yom Tov), Credit: N/N

Bio Information:
Rav Margolis a descendant of Rav Yom Tov Lipman Heller (d. 1654) changed his name to the more American sounding Levine upon his arrival to Charleston, South Carolina. After the Civil War, he relocated to Baltimore, Maryland.


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Tags: Baltimore, MD · Maryland · Needs Repair · Pre 1900

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Silverblatt

צבי ב"ר מאיר

Hebrew Teacher, Rav Pesach Rosenthal Talmud Torah

Date of Death: Sun. September 23, 1883 - Elul 21 5643


Bio Information: 
Rabbi Silverblatt taught at the Talmud Torah founded by Rabbi Peasach Rosenthal. It is believed to be the very first Talmud Torah established on these shores.


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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · General · New York · Pre 1900

Rabbi Yaakov Jacques Lyons

יעקוב ב"ר יהודה

Minister, Congregation Bais Shalom, Richmond, VA

Date of Death: Mon. August 13, 1877 - Elul 4 5637


Minister, son of Yehuda Lyons, born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana, Aug. 25, 1814. He was educated in Surinam, and was minister of the Spanish & Portuguese congregation there, Neveh Shalom, for five years. He left Surinam in 1837 and went to Richmond, VA, where for two years he was minister of the Congregation Beth Schalom. In 1839 he was elected minister of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation Shearith Israel, New York City and served the congregation thirty-eight years, successfully combating every movement to change the form of worship in his congregation.


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