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Rabbi Moshe Warhaftig

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. October 16, 1954 - Tishrei 19 5715
Chol Hamoed Succos



Photo Caption: Letter written by the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rayatz), addressed to Rav Warhaftig, Credit: N/N


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Rabbi Moshe Schustak

משה ב"ר יהודה

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. July 11, 1936 - Tammuz 21 5696



Source: Moreshes Chachmei America (MCA)

Source: Hapardes


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Rabbi Shalom Menachem Mendel Mahram

שלום מנחם מענדל ב"ר אהרן

Rav, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Wed. December 17, 1969 - Teves 8 5730



Photo Caption: Rav Shalom Menachem Mendel Mahram, Credit: David Maharam


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Rabbi Mordechai Jholin (Yolin)

מרדכי ב"ר צבי הירש

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sun. September 20, 1942 - Tishrie 9 5703
Erev Yom Kippur




Photo Caption: Rav Mordechai Jholin (Yolin), Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Bio Information:
Kehilas Mordecai

Prior to Philadelphia the Rav served near Kiev, Ukraine .


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Rabbi Yisroel Eliezer Botwinick

ישראל אליעזר ב"ר חיים הלוי

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Fri. December 24, 1976 - Kislev 22 5728



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Rabbi Shmuel Klein

שמואל ב"ר דוב

Rav, McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Mon. June 4, 1951 - Iyyar 29 5711



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Rabbi Yaakov Brog

יעקב ב"ר אריה מאיר

Rav, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Tue. January 22, 1974 - Teves 24 5734



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Rabbi Nachum Avroham Safran

נחום אברהם ב"ר משה

Baal, Tzofnas Par'nach

Date of Death: Wed. October 29, 1941 - Cheshvan 8 5702



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Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Erusalimsky

יעקב צבי ב"ר שמשון שמואל יהודה

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. February 10, 1940 - Adar I 1 5740
Rosh Codesh



Photo Caption: Rav Yaacov Tzvi Erusalimsky, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Photo Caption: The Rav’s uncle, Rav Moshe Nachum Erusalimsky, Cheif Rabbi, Kielce, Poland, d. 1914, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Reuvain Pupko

ראובן ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, Philadelphia

Date of Death: Tue. July 19, 1949 - Tammuz 22 5709



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Rabbi Zev Wolf Sofronsky

זאב וואלף ב"ר חיים צבי

Rav. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. June 2, 1945 - Sivan 21 5705



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Rabbi Nachum Olinsky

נחום ב"ר מרדכי

Rav, Congregation Bnai Aaron, Philadelphia

Date of Death: Wed. January 6, 1943 - Teves 29 5703


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Photo Caption: Registration card, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Olinsky Nachum Phily 2
Photo Caption: Letter by Rav Nachum Olinsky, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Yaakov Goldfarb

יעקב ב"ר שמואל

Rav, Beth Israel Congregation, Washington, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Wed. March 30, 1949 - Adar 29 5709


Goldfarb Jacob Washington OH
Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Goldfarb, Credit: BETH ISRAEL CHRONICLE
Goldfarb Yaakov Shul
Photo Caption: Original Beth Israel Congregation building, Credit: BETH ISRAEL CHRONICLE

Bio Information:
Rabbi Yaakov Goldfarb, a renaissance man who had many interests and talents, left his native Lithuania for America in 1890 when he was not yet 20. He was fluent in Lithuanian, Russian, German, Hebrew and Yiddish. He was a mohel, able to perform ritual circumcisions, a shochet, or ritual butcher; a chazzan or cantor; and he studied Talmud and Torah. He stopped in New York, then Pittsburgh, the largest Jewish community in Western Pennsylvania. It was from there that Rav Moshe Shimon Sivitz, spiritual leader of the Orthodox Jews in Pittsburgh, chose Connellsville for Rabbi Goldfarb’s first congregation. Only a month later, Rav Sivitz recalled Rav Goldfarb for another, more permanent assignment, one which lasted a half century.

Jacob Samolsky, head of the Washington Jewish community, sent for his niece, Zelda Simon, a native of Vilna transplanted to London, to come to Washington to become the bride of Rav Goldfarb. Rav Sivitz performed the wedding ceremony. After a decade in London, Zelda Goldfarb was expert in English and became her husband’s teacher. With adding English to his list of languages, Rav Goldfarb also added the duty of secretary of the Beth Israel Board of Directors and took minutes for the board for the next 50 years.
Source: BETH ISRAEL CHRONICLE

 


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Rabbi Shlomo Amsterdamsky

שלמה ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Thu. July 25, 1929 - Tammuz 17 5689
Shivah Asar B’Tammuz



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Rabbi Binyamin Blumenthal

בנימין ב"ר ישראל מאיר

Rav, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Mon. September 11, 1922 - Elul 18 5682



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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 Dov Ber Kaminetsky

דוב בער ב"ר

Rav, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Tue. March 10, 2015 -


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Photo Credit: VirtualJudaica.com reference library
Salan Shmule New
Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Salant d. 1908, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, great-grandfather of the Rav Nosson Nuta Salant. This photograph made for Pearsons Magazine just a few days before the Rav’s passing, is believed to be the only portrait for which the Rav sat. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Bio Information: 
Rav Kaminetsky delivered a moving eulogy for Rav Shmuel Salant in Pittsburgh on 5 Elul, 1909, a few days after his passing.


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Tags: Mystery · Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh, PA · Unknown

Rabbi Dovid Ginsberg

דוד ב"ר יצחק אייזיק

Rav, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Thu. July 22, 1920 - Tammuz 7 5680



Source: American Jewish Year Book


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Rabbi Eliyahu Zev Kochin

אליהו זאב ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, Congregation Tiphereth Israel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Tue. November 26, 1946 - Kislev 3 5707


Kochin Eliyahu Zev Pic
Photo Caption: Rabbi Eliyahu Zev Kochin, Credit: Needed
Kochin Eliyahu Zev Pic 2
Photo Caption: Rabbi Eliyahu Zev Kochin, Credit: Needed
Kochin Eliyahu Zev Ad
Photo Caption: Advertisement announcing the passing of Rabbi Eliyahu Zev Kochin, Credit: Needed

Credit: IFJCAH

 


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Rabbi Moshe Aaron Markovitz

משה אהרן ב"ר מאיר חיים

Cheif Orthodox Rabbi, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Sun. September 26, 1920 - Tishrei 14 5681
Erev Sukkos


Markowitz MA pic
Photo credit: The Jewish Criterion
Markowitz MA obit
Photo credit: Pittsburgh Press, September 26, 1920, page 6


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Rabbi Yechezkel Yehoshua Ovsovitz

יחזקאל יהושע ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Trenton, New Jersey

Date of Death: Wed. October 15, 1913 - Tishrei 14 5674



Photo Caption: Rabbi Yechezkel Yehoshua Ovsovitz, Credit: Daniel Adler
Note: Apparently Rav Ovsovitz did not like his picture taken.  The story is that the kids made noise to
draw him outside…you can see he is kind of smirking in the picture.

The Rav also served in Fall River, Massachusetts and Denver, Colorado and passed away en-rout to the land of Israel


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Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Kahana

חיים צבי ב"ר אברהם יעקב הכהן

Rav, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Wed. July 23, 1913 - 13 Tammuz 5673



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Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Ovsovitz

אברהם יצחק ב"ר יחזקאל יהושע

Rav, Portland, Oregon

Date of Death: Mon. December 16, 1918 - Teves 13 5679



Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Ovsovitz, Credit: Daniel Adler

Credit: Daniel Adler


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Rabbi Chaim Pressman

חיים ב"ר אשר דוב

Rav, South Philadelphia

Date of Death: Sat. May 27, 1939 - Sivan 9 5699



Photo Caption: Rav Pressman who was originally from Vilna passed away in Philadelphia, Credit: Rabbi Binyomin Yudin, Mason, OH


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Rabbi Slomo Zalman Krevsky

שלמה זלמן ב"ר שמעון

Chief Rabbi, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. April 10, 1954 - Nissan 7 5714



Credit: Institute For Judai Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: See inscription, (L) Rabbi Yisroel Shlomo Zalman Baurer of Wilkes-Barre, (C) Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Krevsky, (R) Needed, Credit: Congregation Sons of Israel

Bio Information: 
Rav Krevsky was a longtime member of the Agudath Harabonim.


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Rabbi Tzvi Dov Eisner

צבי דוב ב"ר אליקום

Rav, Scranton, PA

Date of Death: Fri. February 4, 1955 - Shevat 12 5715



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Rabbi Eliezer Pupko

אליעזר ב"ר חיים יהושע העשיל

Rav, Velizh, Belarus (Philadelphia)

Date of Death: Sat. September 23, 1961 - Tishrei 13 5722



Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Pupko, Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Pupko, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America (MCA)

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


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Rabbi Avroham Aryeh Pupko

אברהם ארי' ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, Philadelphia

Date of Death: Fri. September 4, 1964 - Elul 27 5724



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Rabbi Zev Wolf Kapustin

זאב וואלף ב"ר דוד

Rav, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Fri. August 5, 1938 - Av 8 5698



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Rabbi Yehuda Schustak

יהודה ב"ר דוב

Rav, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Sat. July 28, 1923 - Av 15 5683
Tu B'Av



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