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Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levenson

יהודה ליב ב"ר דוב בער

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. October 12, 1908 - Tishrei 17 5669
Chol Hamoed Succos



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Rabbi Tzvi Rosenstein

צבי ב"ר נחום

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. July 5, 1918 - Tammuz 25 5678



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Rabbi Avroham Dovid Pogerman

אברהם דוד ב"ר יהודה ליב

Hebrew Teacher, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. January 22, 1931 - Shevat 4 5691



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Rabbi Daniel Shapiro

דניאל ב"ר זלמן מרדכי

President and Founder, Vaad Harabonim of Brooklyn

Date of Death: Thu. January 30, 1941 - Shevat 2 5701



Photo Caption: Rabbi Daniel Shapiro, Credit: MAC

Bio Information:
Rav Shapiro rabbinated at the Stockton Talmud Torah located at 141 Stockton Street in Brooklyn.


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Rabbi Nachman Nosson Yona Kurland

נחמן נתן יונה ב"ר רפאל חיים ראובן

Breslover Mashpia (Leader)

Date of Death: Thu. October 17, 2002 - Cheshvan 11 5763



Photo Caption: Ohel, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (d. 1810), Uman, Ukraine, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Overlooking Sofiyivsky Park, Uman, Ukraine, Credit: IFJCAH


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Rabbi Schneur Zalman Velenkin

שניאור זלמן ב"ר לוי יצחק

Hebrew Teacher, Yekatrinoslav, Ukraine

Date of Death: Thu. May 16, 1963 - Iyar 23 5723


Rav Velenkin, a Ga’on in his own right was originally brought to Yekatrinoslav as a Shochet. Among his many students was one Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, who would go on to become the 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe.


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Rabbi Yaakov Yehuda Hecht

יעקב יהודה ב"ר יהושע

Rav, Yeshivas Rebbe Meir Simcha HaCohen, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. August 5, 1990 - Av 15 5750
Tu B'Av



Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Yehuda Hecht, Credit: Rabbi Mordechai Hecht, Anshe Sholom Chabad JCC

Photo Caption: (L-R) Rav Mordechai Gifter of Telz Cleveland, Rav Shalom Ber Hecht of Queens (speaking), Rav JJ Hecht, Rav Chaim Gutnick of Australia, Credit: Credit: Rabbi Mordechai Hecht, Anshe Sholom Chabad JCC


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Rabbi Moshe Leib Rodshtein

זוסיא (משה ליב) ב"ר מרדכי

Rav, Congregation Agudas Chabad, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Sun. November 12, 1967 - Cheshvan 9 5728


Bio Information: 
For close to 30 years, Rav Rodshtein served as the personal secretary to Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, Lubavitcher Rebbe (d. 1950) and his successor Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneersohn (d. 1994), more commonly known as “The Rebbe”.

Photo Caption: Rabbi Moshe Leib Rodshtein, Credit: Chicago Rabbis

Credit: Chicago Rabbis

Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, Credit: N/N


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Rabbi Avroham Chaim Block

אברהם חיים ב"ר יצחק אהרן

Rav, Congregation Kol Israel, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sat. September 3, 1960 - Elul 11 5720



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Rabbi Michael Meir Mordovich

מיכל מאיר ב"ר יצחק

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. January 6, 1930 - Teves 5 5690



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Rabbi Yaakov Simcha Kowalski

יעקב שמחה ב״ר שמואל

Rav, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Thu. April 17, 1930 - 5690 2 5690



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Rabbi Avoham Nachum Meyerowitz

אברהם נחום ב"ר צבי יהודה

Rav, Chevra Machzika Torah, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. January 2, 1955 - Teves 9 5715


Bio Information:
The Chevra Machzika Torah building located at 354 Osborn Street has long been replaced by the Brownsville Houses, Housing Projects.

Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Nachum Meyerowitz, Credit: Jared Meyerowitz, Henderson, Nevada


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Rabbi Dovid Leib Kozlowitz

דוד ליב ב"ר אברהם יעקב

Rav, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Wed. August 20, 1947 - Elul 4 5707


The Rav arrived here from Le Havre (Newhaven), France in 1938 and settled in Brownsville, Brooklyn where he served various congregations.


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Rabbi Yechezkel Liverhant

יחזקאל ב"ר יוסף הכהן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. November 18, 1945 - Kislev 13 5706



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Rabbi Raphael Safsel

רפאל ב"ר דוב יעקב

Rav, Chevra Ein Yaakov Anshe B’ville, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. December 8, 1935 - Kislev 12 5696



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Rabbi Moshe Rosenblatt

משה ב"ר אברהם יוסף

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. April 2, 1948 - Adar II 22 5708



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Rabbi Avroham Yehuda Leib Gordon

אברהם יהודה ליב ב"ר צבי הלוי

Baal, Ohel Avraham

Date of Death: Mon. January 3, 1938 - Shevat 1 5698
Rosh Chodesh



Credit: Anshei Shem, Note: Although it claims that Rav Gordon was the Rebbi of Rav Shalom Elchanon Jaffe, it’s more likely the were friends from Kovna.

Photo Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information: 
Rav Gordon arrived here from Kovna and lived in the East New York Section of Brooklyn. The safer (book) Ohel Avraham includes  letters of approbation  from both Rav Jaffe and Cheif Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph.


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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Zlatalov

מנחם מענדול ב"ר שמואל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. June 8, 1923 - Sivan 24 5683



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Rabbi Yisroel Dov Melamed

ישראל דוב ב"ר יעקב סופר

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. November 4, 1914 - Cheshvan 3 5674



Photo Caption: Rav Yisroel Ber Melamed, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Yair Lerner

יאיר ב"ר שימחה

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. May 31, 1935 - Iyyar 28 5695



Photo Caption: Notice of condolence for the Rav’s wife, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information:
The Rav who was originally from Labin, Volyn [Ukraine] was a member of the Degel HaRabonim.


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Rabbi Moshe Avroham Derbaremdiker

משה אברהם ב"ר חיים דוב

Rav, Hrytsiv, Ukraine

Date of Death: Fri. February 22, 1924 - Adar I 22 5684




Photo Caption: The marker of Rebbe Yaakov Yosef Yehuda of Labin, d. 1848. The Rebbe was buried alongside Rebbe Chaim Tirer of Chernovitz,  (author Bei’er Mayim Chaim and Sidduro shel Shabbos) d. 1813, in a cave at the old Jewish cemetery in Tzfat. Credit: Menachem Engel, Tzfat, Israel

Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Weinberger, Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, NY at the tzion of Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Barditchev, June 2015, Credit: Reb Dov Elias, Kew Gardens Hills, NY


Photo Caption: Rabbi Noach Isaac Oelbaum, K’hal Nachlas Yitzchok, Kew Gardens Hills, NY at the tzion of Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Barditchev, May 2019, Credit: IFJCAH

In Tribute:



Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbitzin Sarah, granddaughter of the Ba’al HaTanya, she was married to Rebbe Meir’s son, Eliezer (see inscription above from Rabbi Avtzon’s book on the Mitteler Rebbe), Location: To the far right of the Badidichver ohel in Berdychiv, Ukraine, Credit: IFJCAH

 

 


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Rabbi Gershon Maklee

גרשון ב"ר דוד

Rav, Białystok, Poland

Date of Death: Thu. May 24, 1923 - Sivan 9 5683


The Rav, who lived in the Bronx arrived on these shores December 9th, 1920 on the Oscar II (“Peace Ship”) via Copenhagen.


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Rabbi Shalom Zev Gross

שלום זאב ב"ר יחזקאל יצחק

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. July 26, 1921 - Tammuz 20



Photo Caption: Rav Shalom Wolf Gross


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Rabbi Schmaryohu Leib Hurwitz

שמריהו ליב ב"ר דוב בער

Rav, Talmud Torah Rabbi Yisroel Salanter, Harlem, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. June 12, 1938 - Sivan 12 5698




Credit: Orthodox Judaism in America, Moshe D Sherman

Photo Caption: Originally located in Harlem, Talmudical Institute of Harlem moved to the Bronx where it became known as Yeshiva Rabbanu Yisroel Salanter or just “Salanter” for short. The Yeshiva first moved to Washington Avenue but then relocated after purchasing a building at 1946 Webster Avenue. The above picture shows how the Yeshiva was vandalized while still at its Harlem location. Credit: IFJCAH


Photo Caption: The Yeshiva building c. 1940, Credit: NYC Dept of Records

Photo Caption: The Yeshiva Building as it stands today, Credit: Google

Credit: IFJCAH

 


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Rabbi Avigdor Schiffer

אביגדור ב"ר יחיאל יהודה

Rav, First Independent Hebrew, Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Jamaica, Queens

Date of Death: Sat. February 11, 1939 - Shevat 22 5699


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Photo Caption: The First Independent Hebrew, Congregation Ahavas Israel in Jamaica, Queens as it stands today.
Credit: Google
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Photo Caption: The original Aron Kodesh (Holy Ark) as it stands today at Temple Chaverim in Plainview, Long Island. Credit: Lee Weissman


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Rabbi Dovid Bender

דוד ב"ר אברהם

Menahal, Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Wed. November 17, 1965 - Cheshvan 22 5726



Photo Caption: Rav Dovid Bender, Credit: Rabbi Yaakov Bender, Far Rockaway, New York


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Rabbi Tzvi Atyeh Pomerantz

צבי אריה ב"ר ישראל חיים

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. April 10, 1943 - Nissan 5 5703



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Rabbi Yehuda Weil

יהודא ב"ר יצחק

Mashgiach, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Tue. October 24, 1944 - Cheshvan 7 5705


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yehuda Weil, Credit: Yeshiva University 
Weil Yehuda pic
Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America
Weil Yehuda bio

Credit: Rabbi Zevulun Charlop


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Rabbi Reuvain Levovitz

ראובן ב"ר חיים יוסף הלוי

Rav, Congregation Talmud Torah of East New York

Date of Death: Thu. October 21, 1965 - Tishrei 25 5726



Photo Caption: Rav Reuvain Levovitz, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Feinstein Moshe
Photo Caption: HaRav Moshe Feinstein, the Rav’s brother-in- law, Credit: ravmoshe.net
Levovitz Yeruchom
Photo Caption: Rav Yerucham Levovitz (d. 1936), the famed Mirrer Mashgiach was the Rav’s older brother, Credit: wikipedia.org


Photo Caption: Kever of Rav Yerucham Levovitz, Mir, Poland, Credit: DZ


Photo Caption: Rebbetzin Rivka Levovitz (wife of Rav Yerucham) buried at the Mount Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens along side the wife of the Chofetz Chaim, Credit: IFJCAH


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Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Orliansky

צבי הירש ב"ר יצחק

Skidler Magid

Date of Death: Tue. September 17, 1940 - Elul 14 5700



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