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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

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 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 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 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

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

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

Rabbi Yisroel Kassel

ישראל ב"ר אליהו

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. November 28, 1898 - Kislev 14 5659

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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900 · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

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


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

Rev Meir Derkheim

מאיר ב"ר משה

Mohel, Richmond and Petersburg, VA as well as in Philadelphia

Date of Death: Sun. August 2, 1818 - Tammuz 29 5578

Myer Derkheim performed his first Brit Milah (Jewish ritual circumcision) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when he was only 26 years old. The final circumcision at which he presided as mohel took place in 1818, the year of his death. During the 44 intervening years, Derkheim traveled the length of the newly created United States and new country in which he had settled, and he officiated at the sacred rite of initiation into the Jewish faith another 75 times; each he recorded faithfully, on these pages. His peregrinations to perform the sacred task took him from Maine to South Carolina, visiting both established Jewish communities and small outposts of Jewish life in rural America. Although Jewish tradition calls for the circumcision to be performed on the eighth day after birth, a close examination of the dates of circumcision in this register reveals that, in practice, many of the circumcisions performed by Derkheim, took place much later. The high neonatal mortality rate that prevailed in the eighteenth century meant that some circumcisions were delayed for health reasons. Derkheim’s own son Moses, whose birth and circumcision are both recorded in this register, did not undergo circumcision until he was 11 months old. The dearth of practitioners of the ancient rite and the great distances between Jewish communities meant that circumcisers rarely found their way into the hinterland and some youngsters had to wait years before the mohel came. Jacob Rader Marcus, the doyen of American Jewish history, explicitly referenced the importance of Meyer Derkheim’s circumcision register as a testament to the fidelity to their faith, exhibited by the Jews of even the most distant American towns and villages. In addition to his career as an itinerant mohel, Derkheim was one of the founders of the Jewish cemetery in Charleston S.C. in Richmond & Petersburg, VA as well as in Philadelphia.

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Tags: General · Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · 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

Rabbi Yehoshua Falk

יהושע ב"ר מרדכי הכהן

The American Maggid (Preacher)

Date of Death: Wed. November 16, 1864 - Cheshvan 17 5625

A special thanks to Asher Lowy, Aaron Feder and the rest of the Moreshes Chachmei America team for the hours of research and fieldwork (close to 7 years) in a united effort to locate the kever of Rav Yehoshua Falk.

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Photo Caption: The Occident, February, 1865
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Photo Caption: The Star, June, 1875 – Cincinnati, Ohio

Bio Information:
Rav Falk came to the United States in 1858 and for a short time served as Rav of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, New York. He also delivered lectures regularly at Congregation Shaaray Torah in New York City. The Rav’s safer, Avnei Yehoshua, was the first book on Pirkei Avos printed in North America.
In 1864, while visiting his daughter, he passed away in Keokuk, Iowa, where he was buried. Per his request he was reburied in the Congregation Shaaray Torah Section of the Salem Field Cemetery on the boarder of Brooklyn and Queens.

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

Photo Caption:
 Original text of Rabbi Rosenthal’s marker, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America
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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 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

Rabbi Yehuda Binyamin Middleman

יהודה בנימין ב"ר משה

Rav, 83 Bayard Street Shul

Date of Death: Thu. June 1, 1865 - Sivan 5 5625

The Rav also served at the South Baxter Street Bais Hamedrash.

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

Rabbi Yitsckok Margolis

יצחק ב"ר אליהו

Rav, Cong B’Nai Yisreol – Pike Street Synagogue

Date of Death: Thu. August 4, 1887 - Av 13 5646

Bio Information:
Prior to arriving on theses shores, Rav Morgolis served in the town of Merkine, Lithuania and was a descendant of  Rav Yom Tov Lipmann Heller d. 1654, better known as the Tosafots Yom Tov.  Sadly, he passed away after only being in New York for 2 years.

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Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Pre 1900

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

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

Click attached link:
Rev. Joel Alexander MemorialNew

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 Yitzchok Rosensohn

יצחק ב"ר חיים

Rav, Keidan, Lithuania

Date of Death: Wed. March 18, 1885 - Nissan 2 5645

The Rav lived on the Lower East Side.

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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900 · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

Rev Shabtai Sabato Morias


Rav, Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Thu. November 11, 1897 - Cheshvan 17 5659

Sabato Morias
Photo Caption: Rev Shabtai Sabato Morias, Credit: English Hebraica


Bio Information:
Hazan of Mikveh Israel 1851-1897: noted for his anti-slavery sermons. Involved in the education of children and adults, he worked for the Hebrew Sunday School Society, the Hebrew Education Society and the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA). A founder and first president of the Jewish Theological Seminary and professor of Bible there. He worked in behalf of Russian immigrants, settling disagreements between workers and employers.
Adapted: from the Congregation Mikveh Israel website.

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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

Rav Eliezer Kleinberg


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

Rabbi Yaakov Raphael Cohen

יעקב רפאל ב"ר הכהן

Minister, Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Mon. September 9, 1811 - Elul 20 5571

American ḥazzan; believed to have been born in the Barbary States; died in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 1811. Cohen lived in London, England, during the earlier years of his life. He is known to have been in Quebec, and also in New Orleans, in 1777. He was the minister of the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue, Shearith Israel, of Montreal, Canada, from 1778 to 1782. In the latter year, Cohen was elected minister of the Sephardic synagogue of New York. He lived there until 1784, when he accepted the appointment of ḥazzan of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation of Philadelphia, Pa.
Cohen married Rebekah Luria, of a family which had lost more than one of its members through the Spanish Inquisition. He left descendants in Philadelphia. After Cohen’s death his son, Abraham Hyman Cohen, acted as reader for a time.
Source: Jewish Encyclopedia

Note: Prior to the 1900’s, the Chazan or Minister of a congregation was the central rabbinic figure. Wedding sermonizes, divorces, circumcision, est. were all the function of the Chazan.

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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

Rev Avroham Yisroel Keys

אברהם ישראל ב"ר

Rav, Congregation Mikveh Israel. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Tue. October 28, 1828 - Cheshvan 20 5589

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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

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 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 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 Yeruchem Fishel Dov Zizmor

Moreh Dasrah, Mikrah Kodesh Anshei Klodoveh d. 13 Adar II, 1897 (5657) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Washington Cemetery 5400 Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11230 (201) 943-6163 Note: Overlooking Bay Parkway and McDonald Avenue Location: Path 7 Photo Credit: Asher Lowy, […]

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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900 · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

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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