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Rabbi Aryeh Leib Engelberg

אריה ליב ב"ר פנחס

Rav, Congregation Ohev Tzedek, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Sun. December 7, 1997 - Kislev 8 5758


Congregation Ohev Tzedek was commonly referred to as the Taylor Road Synagogue.


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Tags: Cleveland, OH · Ohio

Rabbi Avroham Betzalel Epstein

אברהם בצלאל ב"ר צבי יעקב

Chief Rabbi, Republic of Estonia

Date of Death: Thu. September 1, 1938 - Elul 5 5698


Epstein Betzalel Ohio Pic
Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Betzalel Epstein, Credit: Ryan Shell

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)
Goodman Avroham BIL Epstein Betzalel
Photo Caption: The Rav’s brther-in-law, Rev Avroham Chaim Goodman d. 1931. He was married to the Rav’s sister Chaya Mushe and served as a shochet in Butler, PA. Credit: Ryan Shell

Bio Information:
Once in Cincinnati (1929), Rav Epstein  served at Congregation Bnai Yaakov which then merged with Agudas Israel (Golf Manor) in 1933. The Rav ran a Kashrus agencies which operated independently from Rav Eliezer Silver’s Va’ad Hoier.


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Tags: Cincinnati, OH · Ohio

Rabbi Avroham Yaakov Gershon Lesser

אברהם יעקב גרשון ב"ר עזריאל מאיר

Chief Rabbi, Cincinnati, Ohio

Date of Death: Wed. October 1, 1941 - Tishrei 10 5702
Yom Kippur



Credit: N/N

Prior to Cincinnati, Rabbi Lesser rabbinated in Chicago. He was elected founding president of the Agudath HaRabanim (The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada) at its commencement in1902.


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Rabbi Binyamin Gittelsohn

בנימין ב"ר יהודה ליב

Chief Rabbi, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Fri. January 1, 1932 - Teves 22 5692


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Binyamin Gittelsohn, Source: J.D. Eisenstein

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History IFJCAH

Bio Information:
Rav Gittelsohn was born in Lithuania (1851-1853), son of Rav Yehuda Leib a descendant of Rav Yeshaya Halevi Horowitz, Shelah Hakadosh. The Rav’s father passed away when he was eight. Impoverished, he wandered from town to town for charitable donations enabling him to receive a traditional yeshiva education. Rav Gittelsohn attended the yeshiva of Slabodka and thereafter Slonim where he was ordained. The Rav’s first rabbinical post was in Alanta and soon after, Troskunai, a small Lithuanian town. He remained very poor, because the Jewish community was unable to pay an adequate salary. In 1890, the Rav was asked to settle in Cleveland by the growing community of Lithuanian Jews in the city. After serving various congregations throughout the city he was appointed as the Moreh Dasrah of Oer Chodosh Anshe Sfard where he remained until his passing. As Cleveland’s first rabbinic scholar he was led to become the spiritual authority for many of the surrounding congregations.
Rav Gittelsohn published two seforim (books) Ha-Poteah ve-ha-Hotem (New York, 1898) and Seder Haggada shel Pesah ‘im Be’ur Nagid ve-Nafik (Jerusalem, 1904). Additionally, he wrote a commentary on Tefilah (prayer) that was never published. The Rav married Celia “Sippa” Alenik while still in Lithuania, they had 12 children.
(Based on information obtained from The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History)


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Tags: Cleveland, OH · Ohio

Rabbi Dov Aryeh Raphaelson

דוב אריה ב"ר חיים יהודה

Rav, Newport, Kentucky

Date of Death: Tue. April 20, 1920 - Iyyar 2 5680


Originated from Kovlo, Russia, Rav Raphaelson immigrated to the United State in 1890 and served in the following cities… Memphis, Tennessee – 1893, Toledo, Ohio – 1896-1900, Cincinnati, Ohio – 1902-1903, Denver, Colorado – 1905, Columbus, Ohio – 1908-1910, Detroit, Michigan 1915, and Newport, Kentucky 1920.


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Rabbi Dovid Barkin

דוד ב"ר קלמן

R”M Telshe, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Wed. December 20, 2006 - Kislev 29 5767
Chanukah


Rav Dovid Barkin was a son-in-law of Rav Eliyahu Meir Bloch


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Tags: Cleveland, OH · Ohio · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Dovid Stavsky

דוד ב"ר חיים צבי

Rav, Congregation Beth Jacob, Columbus, Ohio

Date of Death: Thu. March 25, 2004 - Nissan 2 5764



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Rabbi Eliezer Silver

אליעזר ב"ר בונים צמח

President, Agudath HaRabonim of the United States and Canada

Date of Death: Thu. February 8, 1968 - Shevat 9 5728


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Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver and Kopyczyncer Rebbe in conversation in Upstate New York, Photo Credit: Yitz Twersky, Kew Garden Hills, NY
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Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: (L to R) Rav Eliezer Silver, Unknown, Rebbe Mordechai Shlomo Friedman, Boyaner Rebbe d. 1971, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: Needed
Rav Silver II
Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Rav Silver with the  Lubavitcher Rebbe, Credit: From the Collection of Moshe Gumbo

Credit: Kneseth Israel Congregation Collection

Hamodia Magazine (2012) article:
Rav Eliezer Silver Hamodia

 


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Cincinnati, OH · Ohio

Rabbi Eliyahu Meir Bloch

אליהו מאיר ב"ר יוסף יהודה ליב

Rosh Yeshiva, Telshe, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Thu. December 23, 1954 - Teves 28 5715


Bloch Eliyahu Meir Pic
Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Meir Bloch, Credit: Needed
Bloch Yosef Leib Teshe
Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Meir Bloch’s father, Rav Yosef Leib d. 1930, Credit: Needed

Gordon Eliezer Telshe
Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Meir Bloch’s grandfather, Rav Eliezer Gordon, Telzer Rav, d. 1910

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America




Photo Caption: Kever of Rav Lazer Gordon, Edmonton Federation of Synagogues Cemetery, London, England, Credit: Shloime Marilus, United Kingdom.
Rav Gordon passed away in England on a fundraising trip. See attached document:
Rav Eliezer Gordon London


Photo Caption: On January 1, 1963, a fire broke out in one of the three dormitories at the yeshiva killing two students.  The Rosh Yeshiva at the time was Rav  Chaim Mordechai Katz (d. 1964), a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah


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Tags: Cleveland, OH · Ohio · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Meir Tzvi Kogen

מאיר צבי ב"ר אברהם

Rav, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Sat. December 8, 1973 - Kislev 13 5734



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Rabbi Menachem Schoenbrun

מנחם מענדל ב"ר אברהם הכהן

Rav, Congregation Knesses Yisroel, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Sun. January 31, 1943 - Shevat 25 5703


Bio Information:
The Rav, a respected authority on shechita (ritual slaughter) also wrote Minchas Sofer a collection of homiletics on the weekly Parsha. Prior to his position in Cleveland, he rabbinated in Scranton, PA and Bridgeport, CT respectively.

Source: Yehudis Schonbrun


Credit: IFJCAH


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Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Schwartz

מרדכי צבי ב"ר רפאל

Clevelander Rav

Date of Death: Mon. September 10, 1962 - Elul 11 5722


Mordechai Tzvi Schwartz
Photo Caption: Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Schwartz, Credit: Larry Schwartz, Skokie, IL


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Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Fine

Rav, Cleveland, Ohio d. 12 Iyar, 1945 (5705) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Olive Cemetery 27855 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139 (440) 248-5100 Location: Needed Photo Credit: “Reb Elya”


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Rabbi Pinchos Mintz

פינחס ב"ר משה

Rav, Bais Medrash HaGadol Bais Yisrael, Cleveland

Date of Death: Tue. October 9, 2018 - Needed



Credit: Moreshes Chachmie America

c. 1913, Credit: Moreshes Chachmie America


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Rabbi Schachne Isaacs

שכנא ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Reb Schachne's Shul

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



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Photo Caption:Rabbi Schachne Isaacs Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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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 Sender Lifshitz

אלכסנדר ב"ר אליעזר חיים

Rav, Ohav Shalom Anshei Russya (Russia), Cleveland

Date of Death: Fri. June 11, 1915 - Sivan 26 5675



Source: Listed atop each post

Bio Information:
Rabbi Sender Lifshitz was a founding member of the Agudath Harabonim.


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Rabbi Shimon Fine

Rav, Cleveland, Ohio d. 2 Teves, 1951 (5712) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Olive Cemetery 27855 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139 (440) 248-5100 Location: Needed Photo Credit: “Reb Elya”


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Rabbi Shmuel Avigdor Levinson

שמואל אביגדור ב"ר צבי

Rav, United Hebrew Congregation, Newport, Kentucky

Date of Death: Sat. February 5, 1949 - Shevat 6 5709


Bio Information:
After arriving on these shores in 1887 from Russia, Rav Levinson served as the founding rabbi of  both at United Hebrew Congregation in Newport and later in Temple Israel in Covington, Kentucky. Both had relatively small Jewish communities.

Photo Caption: United Hebrew Congregation, Newport, Kentucky  c. 1905, Credit: American Jewish Archives

Photo Caption: Temple Israel’s first building (Covington, Kentucky), Credit: American Jewish Archives 


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Tags: Cincinnati, OH · Ohio

Rabbi Shraga Rosenberg

שרגא ב"ר שלמה הכהן

Rav, Knesseth Israel, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Mon. February 24, 1958 - Adar 4 5718


Rosenberg Shraga DP Camp
Photo Caption: Rav Shraga Rosenberg father, Rav Shlomo (black beard) as a representative of the Vaad Htzolah at a DP Camp in Germany. Credit: Needed


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Rabbi Sigmund Drechsler

שמעיה ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Congregation Bnai Jeshurun, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Fri. February 28, 1908 - Adar I 26 5668


Drechsler Sigmund Ohio Pic
Photo Caption: Rabbi Sigmund Drechsler, Credit: Bnai Jeshurun


Source: History Of The Jews Of Cleveland, Gartner

Bio Information: 
The Rav who was the first and only Orthodox rabbi at Bnai Jeshurun in Cleveland was a native of Hungary. He was educated in the yeshivos of Hungary and at the Orthodox (“Hildesheimer”) rabbinical seminary in Berlin.


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Rabbi Yechiel Shneersohn

יחיאל ב"ר משה שלום

Rav, Dayton, Ohio

Date of Death: Wed. December 5, 2018 - Needed



Photo Caption: The family of Rav Yechiel including his son Shneur Zalman, a Chazan (cantor) who served in Montreal, Canada as well as Los Angeles, California where he is buried (see below), Credit:  Moreshes Chachmei America.

Photo Caption:
 Rav Yechiel’s connection to the Ba’al HaTanya (Alter Rebbe)

Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Tzvi Schneerson (d. 1881), the Rav’s grandfather, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Scetch of Rav Chaim Tzvi Schneerson upon his arrival to the United States, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Letter from Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe which mentions Rav Yechiel and his son Shneur Zalman.

Photo Caption: Safer (book) compiled by Rav Yechiel, Credit: Library of Agudas Chassidei Chabad

Photo Caption: Marker of Shneur Zalman Schneersohn at the Mount Zion Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, Credit: Larry Luna

Photo Caption: Marker of Yisroel Dov Schneersohn at the Cholon Cemetery, Holon, Israel

Photo Caption: Marker of Chana Toba Feingold (married to Rabbi Avroham Fishel, Rav, New Orleans is a Louisiana), Old Tiberias Cemetery, Israel, Credit: Billion Graves 

 


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Tags: Liadi / Lubavitch · Ohio

Rabbi Yehoshua HaKohen

יהושע ב"ר שמעון הכהן

More information needed

Date of Death: Sun. July 19, 1903 - Tammuz 24 5663



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Tags: Cleveland, OH · General · Ohio · Unknown

Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Greenwald

יקותיאל יהודה ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Congregation Beth Jacob, Columbus, Ohio

Date of Death: Mon. April 11, 1955 - Nissan 19 5715
Pesach



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Rabbi Yissachar Dov Illowy

ישכר דוב ב"ר יעקב ליב

Rav, Congregation Shearith Yisroel

Date of Death: Thu. June 22, 1871 - Tammuz 3 5631


Rav Illowi was ordained by Rav Moshe Schreiber, the Chasam Sofer and was among the first Rabbanim to serve in the United States. From the time of his arrival on these shores in 1853 until his passing, the Rav spent his time fighting to influence and uphold true Torah values in North America. The Rav is famous for his halachic ruling on the kashrus of Muscovy duck.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Cincinnati, OH · Needs Repair · Ohio · Pre 1900 · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yitzchok Moshe Silverman

Chief Rabbi, Toledo, Ohio d. 11 Iyar, 1934 (5694) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth Shalom Cemetery 434 Otter Creek Rd Oregon (Toledo), OH 43616-1203 (Ohel – Mausoleum) Photo Credit: Jack Mueller, Lakewood, NJ


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Rabbi Yitzchok Schapiro

Chief Rabbi, Toledo, Ohio d. 28 Kislev, 1901 (5662) Chanukah Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth Shalom Cemetery 434 Otter Creek Rd Oregon (Toledo), OH 43616-1203 (Ohel – Mosoleum) Photo Credit: Jack Mueller, Lakewood, NJ


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Ohio · Toledo, OH

Rabbi Yosef Meir Levin

יוסף מאיר ב"ר שמואל דוד

Rav, Congregation Ohav Shalom, Cincinnati, Ohio

Date of Death: Sun. May 2, 1926 - Iyar 18 5686
Lag Baomer



Photo Caption: Title page Leket Yosef, authored by Rav Levin, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: Rav Levin, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Bio Information:

Rav Levin was a founding member of the  Agudath Harabonim and rabbinated at some point in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania as well as Jersey City, New Jersey.


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Rabbi Yosef Zelig Zeligs

יוסף זעליג ב"ר מנחם

Rav, Beth Medrash HaGadol of Cincinnati

Date of Death: Mon. August 9, 1920 - Av 25 5680



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Rabbi Yehoshua Rocker - Raker

יהושע ב"ר אפרים פישל

Rav, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Wed. March 18, 1936 - Adar 24 5696



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