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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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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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Rabbi Moshe Yom Tov Wactfogel

משה יום טוב ב"ר דוד

Rav, Montreal, Canada

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

Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 

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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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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