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Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum

אהרן ב"ר יעקב יצחק הלוי

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. August 16, 1950 - Elul 3 5710



Photo Caption: Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, a prominent member of the Agudath Arabonim was among the over 400 Rabbanim and Admorim who on the day before Erev Yom Kippur, 1943 marched on Washington demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe. Credit: IFJCAH

Note:
Rav Teitelbaum should not be confused with Grand Rebbe Aaron Teitelbaum of Satmar.


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Tags: Israel

Rabbi Aharon Kotler

אהרן ב"ר שניאור

Rosh Yeshivah, Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. November 29, 1962 - Kislev 2 5723



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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Avroham Zalman Kurtz

אברהם זלמן בן

Rabbi, Rochester, New York

Date of Death: Tue. April 28, 2015 - d.1949


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Zalman Kurtz, Credit: iVelt

Bio Information:
That Rav, a student of the Chafetz Chaim arrived here in 1924 from Bialystok  Poland. Also A student of Yeshivas Knesses Yisrael better known as Slabodk as well, he was ordained by Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein. On these shores the Rav was an active member of the , Ezras Torah organization.


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel

Rabbi Binyamin Aryeh Gewirtz

בנימין אריה ב"ר חנוך הענאך

Rav, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Death: Thu. May 22, 2003 - Iyar 20 5763



Photo Caption: Rabbi Leonard Benjamin Gewirtz letterhead. Credit: IFJCAH


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Tags: Delaware · Eretz Hachaim Cemetery Beit Shemesh · Israel

Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Kruger

חיים צבי ב"ר יצחק יחיאל

Rav, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Thu. December 9, 1982 - Kislev 23 5743



Photo Caption: Rav Cham Krieger at a wedding, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Krieger along with Rav Eliezer Silver of Cincinnati, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Krieger (10) at Agudas HaRabonim Conference, Rockaway Park, Credit: IFJCAH


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel

Rabbi Dovid Lifschitz

דוד ב"ר יעקב אריה

Suwalker Rav

Date of Death: Mon. June 28, 1993 - Tammuz 9 5753



Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Caption: 1. Rav Dovid Lifschitz, Suwalker Rav, 2. Rav Moshe Shatzkes, Lomza Rav, 3. Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, R”Y RIETS, 4. Rav Chaim Heller, R”Y RIETS, 5. Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Belkin, President Yeshiva University 


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Elazar Simcha Wasserman

אלעזר שמחה ב"ר אלחנן בונם

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon, Los Angeles, California

Date of Death: Thu. October 29, 1992 - Cheshvan 2 5753



Photo Caption: Rav Simcha Wasserman, Credit: Needed 

Photo Caption: Rav Elchonon Wasserman, Rosh Yeshiva Baranavich, HY”D, Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Eliyahu Moshe Gordon

אליהו משה ב"ר יצחק דוב

Rav, Congregation Shaaray Tefila, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Tue. April 3, 1979 - Nissan 6 5739



Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Bio Information:
Although born in American, Rav Gordon studied in the Mir (Poland). He was also a graduate of the New Haven Yeshiva head by Rav Yehuda Heschel Levenberg.


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Tags: Israel

Rabbi Meir Sharf

מאיר ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, Congregation Adas Yisroel Anshei Sefard, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Thu. February 1, 1968 - Shevat 2 5728




Photo Caption: Rav Meir Sharf, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Meir Sharf, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Sharf (L) along with Rav Eliezer Pupko of Philadelphia (R), outside  The White House, c. 1945, Credit: Life Photo Collection

Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park

Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park

Source: Rand


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Tags: Israel

Rabbi Moshe Aaron Poleyeff

משה אהרן ב"ר ישראל

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Tue. November 15, 1966 - Kislev 2 5727



Credit: Yeshiva University 


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Moshe Etter

משה ב"ר שמואל

Rav, Congregation Chisuk Emuna, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. April 30, 1966 - Irar 10 5726



Photo Caption: Rabbi Moshe Etter, MCA

Source: Rand


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Moshe Yom Tov Wactfogel

משה יום טוב ב"ר דוד

Rav, Bnai Yaakov Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Fri. May 11, 1951 - Iyyar 5 5711



Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Source: Needed

Photo Caption: Mazel Tov on the birth of Eliyahu 
Ber Wachtfogel, Credit: Chaim Sznicer

Bio Information:
Rav Wactfogel while originally buried in Montreal was reinterred 3 years later at Har HaMenuchos Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel. His son Rav Meir Nosson (d.1998) was the famed Lakewood Mashgiach for more than 50 years. His grandson,  Rav Elya Ber is rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedola Zichron Moshe of South Fallsburg


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel

Rabbi Noach Garfinkel

נח ב"ר אפרים שּמעון הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabeinu Chaim Ozer, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Thu. October 23, 1958 - Cheshvan 9 5719



Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter
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Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter


Photo Credit: Daniel Jacobson

Photo Caption: Rav Noach Garfinkel (c), Credit: Daniel Jacobson

In Memorial – Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski (d. 1940):

Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski (right) conversing with Rav Shimon Shkop, Credit: N/N


Photo Credit: iGmc LLC

Photo Caption: Letter written by Rav Chaim Ozer, Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information:
Located in the East Bronx on Bryant Ave and 177th Street, Yeshiva Rabeinu Chaim Ozer named for the Chief Rabbi of Vilna, Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski, existed from about 1945 until approx 1964. Around 1958, it relocated to 2084 Arthur Avenue in the West Bronx. While Rav Garfinkel was the Rosh yeshiva (Dean) one Mr. Zaretzky served as executive director. Rabbi Pinchos Twersky (son of the Loyev Uman Rebbe) was on the staff as well. Sometime during the 1950s, Rabbi David Savit of the Hunts Point Jewish Center joined the Yeshiva.  The yeshiva had grade 1-8 and taught in Yiddish.

Photo Caption: The Yeshiva building as it stood in 1940, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 

Photo Caption: The Yeshiva building as it stands today at 2084 Arthur Avenue, Credit: Google

 

 


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Shmuel Elozor Volk

שמואל אלעזר חיים ב"ר משה אברהם שלום

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Thu. October 24, 2019 -



Credit: MCA

Credit: MCA

Source: Needed, June 3, 1965


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Tags: General · Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Lass

צבי הירש ב"ר משה

Judge, Rabbinic Court (Beth Din) of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Joseph

Date of Death: Thu. April 11, 1901 - Nissan 22 5661



Photo Caption: Title page Ateres Tzvi, authored by Rav Lass, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: Rav Lass’s rabbinic stamp, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: Rav Lass, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Beth Din Kosher Certification signed by Rabbi Lass, Rabbi Shmuel Tzvi Wein, and Rabbi Dovid Rodinsky, Credit: MCA


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

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

Rabbi Yaakov Moshe HaKohen Lessin

יעקב משה ב"ר שמואל ניסן הכהן

Mashgiach, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Mon. April 14, 1975 - Iyar 3 5735



Credit: Yeshiva University 


Credit: MCA


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Tags: General · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yosef Moshe Aaronsohn (Gadskinck)

יוסף משה ב"ר אהרן

East Broadway Maggid, New York City and Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Fri. September 24, 1875 - Elul 25 5635


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:
Rav Aaronsohn was born in 1805 and served as a maggid (preacher) in several Eastern European towns among them Mir before arriving in New York in 1860. The Rav arrived on these shores form Liverpool, England on September 19, 1861 aboard the Kangaroo Steamship as “Moses Gadskinck”. In 1864 he was appointed rabbi of Congregation Adath Jeshurun in New York City. He eventually settled in Chicago where he passed away on September 24, 1875 (not on August 25 of that year). Among the Rav’s printed seforim is Pardes ha-Chochma, Pardes ha-Bina, and Mattei Moshe. Of the Rabbi’s known relatives was his wife Libbie, who moved to Jerusalem and is buried at the Mount of Olives Cemetery. His daughter Sarah (d. April 1905) lived in New York City and was married to Raphael Leib Mandelbaum (d. April 1897). Both are interred at Bayside along Pitkin Avenue in Queens. They had a son named Isaac, who is mentioned in the Rav’s will.  The Rav’s oldest son Aaron Ben Tzion Bentson lived in Marion, Indiana. Another son David S. Benson (d. 1833), a carriage trimmer who lived in Indianapolis is buried at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Cemetery South. One, Michael (M.S.) Benson was married to Esther (interment: Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Indiana) they had two children Joseph M and Dora.



Credit: Orthodox Judaism in America, Moshe D Sherman

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives OF NOTE: Rav Aaronsohn was also known as Rav Moshe Salanter. 

Photo Caption: Inauguration of Rav Aaronsohn to the shul at 78 Allen Street, Source: The Jewish Messenger  September 26 1861

Photo Caption: Announcing that Rav Aaronsohn will deliver a eulogy for the Late Rav Avroham Rice of Balitome

Photo Caption: Death notice of Rav Aaronsohn in Chicago, Credit: The Jewish Messenger

Photo Caption: Announcing the sale of the (late) Rabbi’s library in New York City, Credit: Needed


Photo Caption: The Rav’s grandson (along with other family members) buried at Springdale Cemetery in Madison, Indiana.

Photo Caption: Marker of  Rav  Yosef Moshe’s daughter-in-law and granddaughter (Thema Tova and Chai Sarah) at the Jewish Bryner Cemetery located at 1915 Wilson Avenue in Madison, Indiana (there are all of 22 interments at the cemetery), Credit: Quietude


Photo Caption: Other family members interred at Kelly Street Historic Jewish Cemeteries in Indianapolis, Indiana. Credit: Ashley Dworsky and Rabbi Joseph Schanowitz of Chicago

 


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Tags: Illinois · Indiana · Israel · Mystery

Rabbi Yosef Rosen

יוסף ב"ר דוב

Rav, Congregation Chevra Tehilim of Passaic

Date of Death: Thu. September 24, 1953 - Tishrei 15 5714
Succos



Photo Caption: Rav Yosef Rosen, Credit: MCA

Source: Needed 

Photo Caption: From the 1947 Agudas HaRabonim directory, Credit: IFJCAH

Note:
The Rav, who was from Svislotz, Belarus should not be confused with the famed Rogochover Goan carrying the same name


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel

Rabbi Elozar Meir Preil

אלעזר מאיר ב"ר אלחנן

Chief Rabbi, Elizabeth, New Jersey

Date of Death: Wed. October 4, 1933 - Tishrei 14 5694
Erev Sukkos


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Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Caption: Rav Pinchas Mordechai Teitz, the Rav’s son-in-law and successor, Credit: Dr. Rivkah Blua


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Tags: Eretz Hachaim Cemetery Beit Shemesh · Israel · New Jersey · Newark, NJ

Rebbe Avroham Abba Leifer

אברהם אבא ב"ר יוסף

Pittsburger Rebbe of Ashdod

Date of Death: Sun. January 7, 1990 - Teves 10 5750
Asara B'Teves



Photo Caption: Both Rebbe Avroham Abba and the current Pittsburger Rebbe, Rebbe Mordechai Yissachar Ber, Credit IFJCAH

Bio Information: 
The Pittsburger Admorim, a scion of the Nadvorna line of Chassidic dynasties trace their lineage to Rebbe Meir’l of Premishlan (d. 1773). Prior to Pittsburg, the Rebbe rabbinated in Newark, New Jersey.


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Nadvorna

Rebbe Avroham Yitzchok Weisblum

אברהם יצחק ב"ר אלעזר

Stashuver Rebbe of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. June 16, 1991 - Tammuz 4 5751



Photo Caption: Stashuver Rebbe, Credit: MCA


Source: Toldos Anshe Shem, Rand


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Tags: Admorim · Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Lizensk

Rebbe Yosef Leifer

יוסף ב"ר ישכר בער

Pittsburger Rebbe

Date of Death: Mon. March 7, 1966 - Adar 15 5726
Shushan Purim


Bio Information: 
The Pittsburger Admorim, a scion of the Nadvorna line of Chassidic dynasties trace their lineage to Rebbe Meir’l of Premishlan (d. 1773), a student of the Baal Shem Tov.


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Tags: Admorim · Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Nadvorna · Premishlan