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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 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 Aryeh Leib Gutel

אריה ליב ב"ר אברהם משה

Rav, Lake Placid, New York

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


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Source: Lewiston Daily Sun


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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 Yosef Leib Kaplan

יוסף ליב ב"ר משה חיים

Rav, Bais Medrash Hagadol, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Fri. August 22, 1952 - Elul 1 5712
Rosh Chodesh


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Photo Caption: The Rav’s letterhead, Credit: VirtulaJudaica.com reference library 


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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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