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Rebbe Yosef Leifer

יוסף ב"ר ישכר בער

Pittsburger Rebbe

Date of Death: Mon. March 7, 1966 - Adar 15 5726
Shushan Purim



Rebbe Yosef Leifer, Pittsburger Rebbe, Credit: Assigned to IFJCAH

Bio Information: 

The Pittsburger Admorim, a scion of the Nadvorna line of Chassidic dynasties trace their lineage to Rebbe Meir’l of Premishlan (d. 1773), a student of the Baal Shem Tov.


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Tags: Admorim · Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Nadvorna · Premishlan

Rebbe Avroham Abba Leifer

אברהם אבא ב"ר יוסף

Pittsburger Rebbe of Ashdod

Date of Death: Sun. January 7, 1990 - Teves 10 5750
Asara B'Teves



Photo Caption: Both Rebbe Avroham Abba and the current Pittsburger Rebbe, Rebbe Mordechai Yissachar Ber, Credit IFJCAH

Bio Information: 
The Pittsburger Admorim, a scion of the Nadvorna line of Chassidic dynasties trace their lineage to Rebbe Meir’l of Premishlan (d. 1773). Prior to Pittsburg, the Rebbe rabbinated in Newark, New Jersey.


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Nadvorna

Rabbi Elazar Simcha Wasserman

אלעזר שמחה ב"ר אלחנן בונם

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon, Los Angeles, California

Date of Death: Thu. October 29, 1992 - Cheshvan 2 5753



Photo Caption: Rav Simcha Wasserman, Credit: Needed 

Photo Caption: Rav Elchonon Wasserman, Rosh Yeshiva Baranavich, HY”D, Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

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 Aharon Kotler

אהרן ב"ר שניאור

Rosh Yeshivah, Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. November 29, 1962 - Kislev 2 5723



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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Moshe Aaron Poleyeff

משה אהרן ב"ר ישראל

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Tue. November 15, 1966 - Kislev 2 5727



Credit: Yeshiva University 


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Shmuel Elozor Volk

שמואל אלעזר חיים ב"ר משה אברהם שלום

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Thu. October 24, 2019 -



Credit: MCA

Credit: MCA

Source: Needed, June 3, 1965


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Tags: General · Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rebbe Avroham Yitzchok Weisblum

אברהם יצחק ב"ר אלעזר

Stashuver Rebbe of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. June 16, 1991 - Tammuz 4 5751



Photo Caption: Stashuver Rebbe, Credit: MCA


Source: Toldos Anshe Shem, Rand


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Tags: Admorim · Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Lizensk

Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Kruger

חיים צבי ב"ר יצחק יחיאל

Rav, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Thu. December 9, 1982 - Kislev 23 5743



Photo Caption: Rav Cham Krieger at a wedding, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Krieger along with Rav Eliezer Silver of Cincinnati, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Krieger (10) at Agudas HaRabonim Conference, Rockaway Park, Credit: IFJCAH


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel

Rabbi Moshe Yom Tov Wactfogel

משה יום טוב ב"ר דוד

Rav, Bnai Yaakov Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Fri. May 11, 1951 - Iyyar 5 5711



Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Source: Needed

Photo Caption: Mazel Tov on the birth of Eliyahu 
Ber Wachtfogel, Credit: Chaim Sznicer

Bio Information:
Rav Wactfogel while originally buried in Montreal was reinterred 3 years later at Har HaMenuchos Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel. His son Rav Meir Nosson (d.1998) was the famed Lakewood Mashgiach for more than 50 years. His grandson,  Rav Elya Ber is rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedola Zichron Moshe of South Fallsburg


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel

Rabbi Dovid Lifschitz

דוד ב"ר יעקב אריה

Suwalker Rav

Date of Death: Mon. June 28, 1993 - Tammuz 9 5753



Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Caption: 1. Rav Dovid Lifschitz, Suwalker Rav, 2. Rav Moshe Shatzkes, Lomza Rav, 3. Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, R”Y RIETS, 4. Rav Chaim Heller, R”Y RIETS, 5. Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Belkin, President Yeshiva University 


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Noach Garfinkel

נח ב"ר אפרים שּמעון הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabeinu Chaim Ozer, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Thu. October 23, 1958 - Cheshvan 9 5719



Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter
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Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter


Photo Credit: Daniel Jacobson

Photo Caption: Rav Noach Garfinkel (c), Credit: Daniel Jacobson

In Memorial – Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski (d. 1940):

Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski (right) conversing with Rav Shimon Shkop, Credit: N/N


Photo Credit: iGmc LLC

Photo Caption: Letter written by Rav Chaim Ozer, Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information:
Located in the East Bronx on Bryant Ave and 177th Street, Yeshiva Rabeinu Chaim Ozer named for the Chief Rabbi of Vilna, Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski, existed from about 1945 until approx 1964. Around 1958, it relocated to 2084 Arthur Avenue in the West Bronx. While Rav Garfinkel was the Rosh yeshiva (Dean) one Mr. Zaretzky served as executive director. Rabbi Pinchos Twersky (son of the Loyev Uman Rebbe) was on the staff as well. Sometime during the 1950s, Rabbi David Savit of the Hunts Point Jewish Center joined the Yeshiva.  The yeshiva had grade 1-8 and taught in Yiddish.

Photo Caption: The Yeshiva building as it stood in 1940, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 

Photo Caption: The Yeshiva building as it stands today at 2084 Arthur Avenue, Credit: Google

 

 


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Avroham Zalman Kurtz

אברהם זלמן בן

Rabbi, Rochester, New York

Date of Death: Tue. April 28, 2015 - d.1949


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Zalman Kurtz, Credit: iVelt

Bio Information:
That Rav, a student of the Chafetz Chaim arrived here in 1924 from Bialystok  Poland. Also A student of Yeshivas Knesses Yisrael better known as Slabodk as well, he was ordained by Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein. On these shores the Rav was an active member of the , Ezras Torah organization.


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel

Rabbi Yosef Rosen

יוסף ב"ר דוב

Rav, Congregation Chevra Tehilim of Passaic

Date of Death: Thu. September 24, 1953 - Tishrei 15 5714
Succos



Photo Caption: Rav Yosef Rosen, Credit: MCA

Source: Needed 

Photo Caption: From the 1947 Agudas HaRabonim directory, Credit: IFJCAH

Note:
The Rav, who was from Svislotz, Belarus should not be confused with the famed Rogochover Goan carrying the same name


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel