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Rabbi Aaron Mordechai Ashinski

אהרן מרדכי ב"ר נחמן הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Tue. March 30, 1954 - Adar II 28 5714


Ashinsky pic
Photo Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: Edda Weissberg

Ashinsky coffee
Photo Caption: The Rav’s rabbinic certification for Passover coffee Credit: I-velt

Bio Information:
Rav Ashinski served as Rav in Syracuse, NY, Utica, NY, Detroit, MI, and Montreal, Canada before settling in Pittsburgh. In 1922 he moved to Brooklyn, NY where he was appointed Moreh Dasrah of Congregation Beth Shalom (South Fifth Street and Marcy Avenue). Over 5,000 people attended the Rav’s inaugural drasha (speech) among them many local politicians. After a lengthily din torah with his former congregants in Pittsburgh, who tried to force the Rav to move back, Rav Ashinski resettled in Pittsburgh. At the time of his passing the Rav was among the senior most Rabbonim in the United States.


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Rabbi Aryeh Leib Gutel

אריה ליב ב"ר אברהם משה

Rav, Lake Placid, New York

Date of Death: Tue. February 8, 1944 - Shevat 14 5704


Gutel Areyeh Leib Pic
Source: Lewiston Daily Sun


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh, PA

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 Avroham Bukspan

אברהם ב"ר ישראל בנימין

Rav, Chevra Shas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. September 19, 2015 - Elul 27 5720



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Rabbi Avroham Eliyahu Fink

אברהם אליהו ב"ר משה

Rav, Sopotskin, Belarus

Date of Death: Sun. June 22, 1919 - Sivan 24 5679


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Photo Caption: Pittsburgh c. 1917, Credit: Lisa Grayson, Chicago, Illinois

Bio Information:
The Rav arrived in Pittsburgh in 1903 where he taught students in the local Chedar (elementary school). Members of his immediate family, parents, uncle, and siblings came to the US in the 1800s, and changed their name to Fink from Maruches after they arrived.


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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 Baruch Dovid Rubin

Baal Bad Kodesh of Philadelphia d. 2 Tamuz, 1930 (5690) The Rav served in numerous cities across the United States among them Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ, and Baltimore, MD. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Sharon Cemetery 502 E Springfield Road Springfield, […]


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Rabbi Baruch Hanapolsky

Rosh Yeshiva Mishkan Israel, Philadelphia d. 18 Iyar, 1925 (Lag BaOmer) The Rav moved to Philadelphia in 1905 from Kiev, Russia. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Har Jehuda Cemetery 8400 Lansdowne Avenue Upper Darby, PA 19082 (610) 789-2104 Photo Credit: David Weider […]


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Baruch Jaffe

ברוך ב"ר יצחק יהודא

Rav, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Fri. May 21, 1943 - Iyar 17 5703


Jaffe Baruch
Photo Credit: Ellen Amzallag


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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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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 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 Dov Aryeh Leventhal

דוב אריה ב"ר אברהם הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Tue. September 23, 1952 - 4 Tishrei 5713


Leventhal Bio

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Photo Caption: Rabbi Bernard Leventhal, Credit: Needed

Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Date: 1928, Source: Needed 


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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
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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 Dovid Wachtfogel

דוד ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. August 5, 1972 - AV 25 5732



Photo Caption: Kosher for Passover product under Rav Wachtfogel’s supervision, Credit: IFJCAH


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Rabbi Elchanon Tzvi Guterman

אלחנן צבי ב"ר שמעון אריה

Chief Rabbi, Scranton, PA and Lackawanna County

Date of Death: Wed. October 19, 1966 - Cheshvan 1 5727


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Photo Caption: Rav Guterman introduced a daily Gemara Shiur (lecture) in 1911 which ran for over 50 years, a groundbreaking concept here in the United States at that time.


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Rav Eliezer Kleinberg

אליעזר

Rav, Congregation Bnai Abraham, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Mon. February 9, 1891 - Adar I 1 5651
Rosh Chodesh


Rav Kleinberg was born in the town of Bavisk, Lithuania and was the son-in-law of Rav Yisrael Lipchitz, the Chief Judge of the Vilna Bias Din. Soon after his father-in-laws passing the Rav was appointed as his replacement. He was then known as Rav Eliezer Dayan.
In 1890, Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph on New York City invited Rav Kleinberg to assume the pulpit at Congregation Bnai Abraham of Philadelphia. Soon after his funereal his son-in-law Rav Dov Aryeh Levinthal was installed has his successor.


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

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 Eliyahu Zev Kochin

אליהו זאב ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, Congregation Tiphereth Israel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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


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

Credit: IFJCAH

 


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Rabbi Meir Schuster

מאיר ב"ר ירחמיאל הכהן

Author, Mamarey Chaz”l, Philadelphia

Date of Death: Sat. March 21, 1981 - Adar II 15 5761
Shushan Purim



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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 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
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Photo credit: Pittsburgh Press, September 26, 1920, page 6


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Rabbi Moshe Rovinsky

משה ב"ר ישראל הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Haysyn, Ukraine

Date of Death: Wed. September 2, 1953 - Elul 22 5713



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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 Moshe Shimon Sivitz

משה שמעון ב"ר יחזקאל

Chief Rabbi, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Thu. July 30, 1936 - Av 11 5696


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Moshe Shimon Sivitz, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
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Photo Caption: Poster announcing the passing of Rabbi Moshe Shimon Sivitz, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History


Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information: 
Rav Sivitz was born in Zhitovyan (Kovno), Lithuania and studied in the Yeshivos of Slovan and Chelm, where he became a close disciple of Rav Eliezer Gordon, the Telzer rosh yeshiva. He also received semicha (ordained) from Rav Gordon and additional semicha from Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spector, the Kovner Rav.
The Rav’s first pulpit was in Phikelin, Lithuania in 1885 but soon after moved to the United States. Before becoming the Chief Rabbi of Pittsburgh the Rav spent two years in Baltimore. Rav Sivitz, known as an outspoken critic against the Reform movement, organized the first talmid torah (day school) in Pittsburgh. The Rav was held in high esteem by many Rabbonim in Europe among them Rav Yisroel Meir Kagan, the Chofetz Chaim who wrote the approbation to his commentary on Talmud Yerushalmi (Jerusalem Talmud). As a side, the Rav delivered the keynote eulogy at Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph’s funeral.


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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 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 Nachum Ball

Rav, Bais Medrash HaGadol Anshei Romania d. 14 Kislev, 1938 (5699) Anyone with information is asked to send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Sharon Cemetery 502 E Springfield Road Springfield, PA 19064 (Just outside of Philadelphia.) (610) 543-8900 Photo Credit: David Weider of Williamsburg


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


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