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Rabbi Baruch Avroham Wolinski

ברוך אברהם ב"ר משה

Founder, Congregation Chevra Torah, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Wed. September 26, 1917 - Tishrei 10 5678
Yom Kippur



Credit: MCA

Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Baruch Avroham Wolinski, Source:  The Mourning Journal, July 10, 1917, page: 5

Credit: MCA


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

Holocaust - Shoah Kedoshim, Chelmno Extermination Camp - Chełmno nad Nerem, Poland

קבר הקדושים ממחנת ההשמדה חלמנה-במאנסי



Date of Death: Wed. January 17, 1945 - Nissan 3 5705


At the very minimum, 152,000 people were murdered at Chelmno, HY”D, which would make it the fifth most deadly extermination camp, after Sobibor, Belzec, Treblinka, and Auschwitz. The Red Army captured the town of Chełmno on January 17, 1945. By then, the Germans Y”S had already destroyed evidence of the camp’s existence, leaving no prisoners behind. One of the camp survivors, who was fifteen years old at the time, testified that only three Jewish males had escaped successfully.
How the remains arrived in Monsey, New York is unclear. Recently a new marker was erected in honor of those buried there.

Photo Caption: What remained of the Chelmno Extermination Camp, Credit: N/N


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Tags: General · Holocaust Kadoshim · Monsey / New Square, NY · New York

Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Geiger

אברהם יצחק ב"ר אהרן

Rav, Agudas Anshei Mamud u' Bais Vaad Lachachomim, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. September 28, 1946 - Tishrei 3 5707



Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Yitzchok Geiger, Vienna c.1927, Credit: Judith Goldsmith

Photo Caption: Rav Geiger accompanying the Tzvi LaTzaddik, Credit: MCA


Bio Information: 

Rav Geiger was the personal assistant of Rebbe Tzvi Elimelech Spira of Bluzhov (d. 1924), also known by the eponym, Tzvi LaTzaddik. Upon his arrival on these shores, he rabbinated at Agudas Anshei Mamud u’ Bais Vaad Lachachomim located at 156 Henry Street  on the Lower East Side.


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

Wife of Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagen

ישראל מאיר ב"ר אריה זאב הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim of Radin, Poland

Date of Death: Fri. September 15, 1933 - Elul 25 5693




Photo Caption: Kever of the Chofetz Chaim, Radin, Belarus, Credit: DZ

Photo Caption: Recently discovered (video) picture of the Chofetz Chaim in Vienna, Credit: University of South Carolina

Photo Caption: “Muga” stamp attributed to the Chofetz Chaim, Credit, IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Gartel of the Chofetz Chaim (identified by its unique rust/orange color stains), the Gartel is now owned by his grandson Rabbi Yisroel Meir Zacks of Brooklyn, Credit: IFJCAH


Photo Caption: Rebbitzine Miriam Fraida Kagen, second wife of the Chofetz Chaim, Credit: Eliyahu Zaks, Lakewood, NJ 


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

Rabbi Moshe Chaim Hyamson

משה חיים ב"ר נתן

Rav, Congregation Orach Chaim, Upper East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. June 10, 1949 - Sivan 13 5709



Photo Caption: Rabbi Chaim Hyamson, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Congregation Orach Chaim located at 1459 Lexington Ave, New York (d. 2019), Credit: Google


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yitzchok Elchanon Mitnick

יצחק אלחנן ב"ר אבא ליב

Rav, Congregation Orach Chaim, Upper East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. January 1, 1942 - Teves 12 5702



Photo Caption: Congregation Orach Chaim located at 1459 Lexington Ave, New York (d. 2019), Credit: Google


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

Rabbi Dov Brennglass

דוב בן אליעזר

Rav, Congregation Adath Israel, Massena, New York

Date of Death: Tue. June 7, 1966 - Sivan 20 5726
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Berel Brennglass, Credit: Chris Brock (NNY-360)

Photo Caption: Massena, New York (c. 1930), Credit: Edward Berenson

Photo Caption: Rabbi Berel Brennglass, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Brennglass family, 1931, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Eliezer Brennglass, Credit: MCA

Of Note:
In September of 1928, just two days before Yom Kippur,  a blood libel was launched against the Jews of Massena. After only being missing for less than a day, the small Jewish community was accused of killing Babara Griffiths, a local four-year-old. It’s was claimed that they needed her blood for the upcoming Yom Kippur service. Rabbi Brennglass did everything in his power to protect his congregants as well as fight off the accusations. Griffiths was later found wandering lost in woods.


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

Rabbi Pesachya Halpern

פתחיה ב"ר משה ישעיה

Rav, Chorostkower, Ukraine

Date of Death: Fri. February 3, 1939 - Shevat 14 5699


Mount Carmel Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location:  VEREIN CHOROSTKOWER, Section: 1, Block: D, Map: 32, Line: 4, Grave: 1


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

Rabbi Shimon Mordechai Weinstein

שמעון מרדכי ב"ר צבי דוד

Maggid Shiur, Congregation Anshe Torath Chesed v'Zichro Torath Moshe

Date of Death: Tue. February 17, 1959 - Adar I 9 5719



Photo Caption: Congregation Anshe Torath Chesed v’Zichro Torath Moshe located at 374-380 Vermont Street, Brownsville c. 1940, Credit: NYC

Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Mon, 2/28/1921

 


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

S. Weingarten Hand Matzoh Co.

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. June 6, 1909 - Sivan 17 5669



Source: Yiddish Daily

Source: Morning Journal

Photo Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
Rabbi Yosef Zundel Weingarten who arrived here from Austria was the proprietor of the S. Weingarten Hand Matzoh Co. located at 74 Ridge Street and later relocated  34 Norfolk Street on the Lower East Side. Rabbi Weingarten a Sadigerer Chossid attracted the business of many Chassidim living in New York City at the time. After his passing, the bakery was managed by his wife Sarah.


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

Horowitz Brothers and Margareten Company

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. March 13, 1937 -



Photo Caption: Preparing the dough at the Horowitz Margareten Matzah Bakery, March 13, 1937, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH) 
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Photo Caption: Inspecting the finished product, March 13, 1937, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Bio Information:
The Matzoh Bakery was founded in 1884 by Jacob Horowitz, a son of Isaac Horowitz, together with his sons; his daughter, Regina Horowitz Margareten; and her husband Ignatz Margareten, shortly after their immigration to New York from Hungary.


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Tags: General · New York · Pesach - Passover · Pictures

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 Chaim Yaakov Rosner

חיים יעקב ב"ר יהושע העשיל

Tortzol Rav

Date of Death: Mon. August 28, 1989 - Tammuz 25 5749



Photo Caption: At a Sheva Brachos (c. 1970), Source: Inyan Magazine, November 6, 2019

1. Rav Chaim Yaakov Rosner, Tortzol Rav
2. Unknown
3. Rebbe Eliezer Zusya Portugal, Skulener Rebbe
4. Choson (unknown)


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Tags: New York · Wellwood Cemetery - Long Island

Rabbi Herbert Samuel Goldstein

Rav, West Side Institutional Synagogue, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. January 4, 1970 - Teves 24 5730



Photo Caption: Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein, Credit: Yeshiva University Archives

Credit: Needed 

Bio Information:
Although he was a Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) graduate, Rabbi Goldstein revied a personal rabbinical ordination (semicha) from Rabbi Shlomo Elchanon Jaffe of the Bais Medrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street.

In Memorial 
Mr. Harry Fischel (Yisroel Aaron) d. 1947
Buried: Har Hazesim (Mount of Olives) Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel



Photo Caption: Harry Fischel Memorial at the Union Field Cemetery in Queens, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Harry Fischel Mausoleum, Har Hazesim (Mount of Olives) Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel, Credit: N/N


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Tags: Israel · New York · Westchester County

Agudas Harabonim Building Dedication

הקדשת בניין של אגודת הרבנים בניו יורק

235 East Broadway, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. October 27, 2019 -



Photo Caption: Rabbonim outside the newly dedicated  offices of the Agudas Harobonim at 235 East Broadway on the Lower East Side, Credit: Needed

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2. Rav Zalman Reichman, Bronx, New York
3. Rav Dovid Lifschitz, Suwalker Rav
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5. Rav Simcha Elberg, General Editor of HaPardes
6. Rav Eliezer Silver, Cincinnati, Ohio
7. Rabbi Pinchas Teitz, Elizabeth, New Jersey
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Photo Caption: The building as it appears today (2019), Credit: Google Maps

Bio Information:
Agudas Harrabonim, a.k.a. the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada (UOR), located at 235 East Broadway, was established in 1901 and is the oldest organization of Orthodox rabbis in the United States. For many years it was the main group of Orthodox rabbis in North America.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · General · New York · Pictures · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Brechia Aryeh Rosenfeld

ברכיה אריה ב"ר בנימן

Chief Rabbi, Fulda, Germany

Date of Death: Sun. August 1, 1993 - Av 14 5753



Photo Caption: Letter on stationary by Rabbi Rosenfeld, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Rosenfield (younger) along with Rabbi Yitzchok Binyamin Mendolovitch (older), Credit: BPL, see photo


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

Wife of Rebbe Shalom Dovber Schneersohn

שלום דובער ב"ר שמואל

Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rashab)

Date of Death: Fri. May 21, 1920 - Nissan 2 5680


Bio Information:
Rebbe Sholom DovBer Schneersohn commonly referred to by the acronym Rashab served as the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe. His wife, Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah Schneerson (d. 1942) is buried at the Old Montefiore Cemetery (see map below) in Queens.

Photo Caption: Rebbe Sholom Dovber Schneersohn, Credit: Chabad Library


Photo Caption: Newly discovered photo attributed to the Rebbe Rashab, Credit: Needed 


Photo Caption: Newly renovated Ohel in Rostov-on-the-Don, Russia, Credit: Rabbi Chaim Danzinger, Shliach and Chief Rabbi of Rostov-on-Don
TO SEND A KVITEL:  email: ohelrostov@gmail.com or rabbi@jewishrostov.com

Photo Caption: Photo attributed (in dispute) to Rebbe Shmuel, Rebbe Maharash of Lubavitch. The Rebbe, who served as the 4th Lubavitcher Rebbe was born in the town of Lubavitch (White Russia) on the 2nd of Iyar in the year 5594 (1834). Rebbe Shmuel was the youngest of seven sons born to the Tzemach Tzedek. Among his famous quotes is “Lechatchilah ariber”. Rebbe Shmuel, who throughout his life suffered from many ailments, passed away at the young age of 48, on the 13th of Tishrei in the year 5643 (1882). He is buried alongside his father in the city of Lubavitch. Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah Schneerson, Credit: N/N

Credit: N/N


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Tags: Admorim · Liadi / Lubavitch · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rebetzins

Wife of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson

לוי יצחק ב"ר ברוך

Chief Rabbi, Yekatrinoslav, Ukraine

Date of Death: Wed. August 9, 1944 - Av 20 5704


Bio Information: 
Rav Levi Yitzchok, a great tzaddik and kabbalist in his own right was the father of the last Lubavitcher Rebbe. His wife, Rebbetzin Chana is buried alongside her son at the Old Montefiore Cemetery (see map below) in Queens.


Photo Caption: Rav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson, Credit: N/N






Photo Caption: The Rav was buried in Almaty, Kazakhstan, making it one of the most far-flung kivrei tzadikim in the world, Credit: Rabbi Ephraim Duchman, Collel Chabad

Credit: Aaron C. Kinderlehrer, Kew Gardens Hills

Photo Caption: Rebbetzin Chana (d. 1964), Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Rav Meir Shlomo Yanovsky, Cheif Rabbi, Mykolaiv, Ukraine (d. 1933), father of Rebbetzin Chana, Credit: N/N


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · General · Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rebetzins

Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levenson

יהודה ליב ב"ר דוב בער

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. October 12, 1908 - Tishrei 17 5669
Chol Hamoed Succos



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

Rabbi Tzvi Rosenstein

צבי ב"ר נחום

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. July 5, 1918 - Tammuz 25 5678



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

Rabbi Avroham Dovid Pogerman

אברהם דוד ב"ר יהודה ליב

Hebrew Teacher, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. January 22, 1931 - Shevat 4 5691



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

Rabbi Daniel Shapiro

דניאל ב"ר זלמן מרדכי

President and Founder, Vaad Harabonim of Brooklyn

Date of Death: Thu. January 30, 1941 - Shevat 2 5701



Photo Caption: Rabbi Daniel Shapiro, Credit: MAC

Bio Information:
Rav Shapiro rabbinated at the Stockton Talmud Torah located at 141 Stockton Street in Brooklyn.


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

Rabbi Yehuda Moshe Bernstein

יהודא משה ב"ר יוסף צבי

Rav, Fallsburg, New York

Date of Death: Sun. June 1, 1930 - Sivan 5 5690
Erev Shavuos


Rabbi Bernstein arrived here from Russia in 1901 and settled in Fallsburg, New York.


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Tags: New York · Upstate New York

A. Goodman and Sons, INC. Matzah Bakery

Long Island City, New York

Date of Death: Mon. April 1, 1957 -



Source: Hapardes, April 1957

Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem “Mendele” Dovid Chodorov. A. Goodman and Sons, Inc. was under the Rebbe’s kosher supervision, Credit: Yitz Twersky

Photo Caption: Letter typed by Albert Einstein to Erich Cohn of A. Goodman & Sons, thanking him for the unleavened bread, Source: Jonathan Zalman, The Scroll

Note:
In 1983, Manischewitz purchased rights to make matzah under the A. Goodman and Sons label


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Tags: General · New York · Pesach - Passover · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Avroham Pereira Mendez

אברהם ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Birmingham, England

Date of Death: Wed. April 15, 1903 - Nissan 18 5663



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

Agudas HaRabbanim Convention

קאנווענשאן של אגודת הרבנים בניו יורק

Kensington Gardens Hotel, Far Rockaway, Queens

Date of Death: Tue. May 4, 1926 - Iyar 20 5686
Date of Convention: May 4, 1926



Photo Caption: Rabbinic Conference Photo, Credit: MCA
1. Rav Eliezer Silver, Harrisburg, PA
2. Rabbi Israel Rosenberg, New York City
3. Rabbi Moshe Zevulun Margolies, New York City
4. Rabbi Yechezkel Lipshitz, Cheif Rabbi, Kalisch, Poland
5. Rabbi Bernard Leventhal, Philadelphia, PA
6. Rabbi Yitzchok Seigel, Jersey City, NJ
7. Rabbi Yosef Konvitch, Newark, NJ

 


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Tags: General · New York · Pictures · Queens / L.I., NY

Meyer London Matzos Bakery

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. June 22, 2019 -




Photo Caption: Letterhead of Meyer London, proprietor of Meyer London Matzos Bakery, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: The full letter, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Photo Caption: Advertisement promoting Meyer London Matzos Bakery, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Crude drawing of the Matzoh Machine at the Cohen’s Matzoh Bakery on Pike Street, Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
Meyer London Matzos Bakery founded in 1871 is among the first matzo bakeries on these shores.

Of Note:
The politician Meyer London (1871-1926), one of only two socialist politicians ever elected to Congress was Meyer London’s nephew.

 

 


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Tags: New York · Pesach - Passover · Pictures

Rabbi Chaim Joseph

חיים ב"ר דוב

Mazkir, Office Of The Chief Rabbi, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. December 19, 1910 - Kislev 18 5671



Photo Caption: Rabbi Shmuel Moshe Joseph (brother), Credit: Ira Berman, North Wales, Pennsylvania

Photo Caption: Cheif Rabbi Yaakov Yosef (brother), Credit: IFJCAH

 


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

Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Jung

אליהו ב"ר מאיר צבי

Rabbi, The Jewish Center (West 86th Street)

Date of Death: Sat. December 19, 1987 - Kislev 28 5748
Chanukah



Photo Caption: Outline (along with handwritten notes) of a lecture given at The Jewish Center in 1923, soon after Rabbi Jung was installed as Rabbi. Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Rabbi Dr. Leo Jung at a welcoming ceremony in New York City, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Dr. Meir Tzvi Jung (d.1921), Chief Rabbi, Federation of Synagogues, United Kingdom, Credit: MCA


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Tags: New York · Westchester County

Rabbi Noach Rosenthal

נח ב"ר יוסף

Principal, Kingston Hebrew School, Ulster County

Date of Death: Thu. April 2, 1936 - Nissan 10 5696


Bio Information:
Rabbi Rosenthal drowned in the Rondout Creek. It was originally ruled a suicide by local authorities, then later changed to accidental.

Photo Caption: Rabbi Noach Rosenthal, Credit: MCA


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Tags: New York · Upstate New York