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Rabbi Aaron Adelson

אהרן ב"ר יעקב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. May 4, 1930 - Iyar 6 5690



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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens · Unknown

Rabbi Yehoshua Kalmonson

יהושע ב"ר קלונימוס

Rav, Allen Street Shul (unconfirmed) , New York City

Date of Death: Sat. July 22, 1876 - Av 1 5636
Rosh Codesh


A special thanks to Antonio Jones, General Manager at Union Field Cemetery for his ongoing effort to keep the area around Rav Yehoshua Kalmanson kever safe and accessible. 


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Union Field Cemetery - Queens · Unknown

Rabbi Aryeh Leib Meisler

אריה ליב ב”ר יהושע זאב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. December 27, 1903 - Teves 8 5664



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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yoel Tzvi Landau

יואל צבי ב"ר יעקב יצחק

Rosh Yeshiva, Kaliv (Nagykálló), Hungary

Date of Death: Sat. October 8, 1904 - Tishrei 29 5665


In Memorial: 


Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbe Yitzchak Isaac Taub (d. 1821) in Nagykálló, Hungary. The Rebbe, who was orphaned at a very young age is considered the first Hungarian Admor. Credit: Shlomo Reich, Cedarhurst, NY

Photo Caption: Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Aish Kodesh Rebbe of Woodmere at the kever of the Rebbe, May 2019, Credit: Shlomo Reich, Cedarhurst, NY


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Pinchos Aaron Bruder

פנחס אהרן ב"ר יעקב

Rav in New York City

Date of Death: Tue. July 26, 1927 - Tammuz 26 5687



Photo Caption: Rabbi Pinchos Aaron Bruder, Hunter, New York, Credit: Avrohom Kranz

Photo Caption: His son-in-law, Moshe Yehuda Fried, Caption: Avroham Kranz


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Sobel

שמואל דוד ב"ר דובער

Rav, Congregation Anshe Mir, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. May 14, 1908 - Iyyar 13 5668



Source: The Mourning Journal, May 1908

Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information: 
Among his books, Rav Sobel authored, Migdal Dovid on Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs)

 


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Eliyahu Mordechai Finkelstein

אליהו מרדכי ב"ר משה

Rav, Congregation Etz Chaim of Brooklyn

Date of Death: Mon. July 25, 1949 - Tammuz 28 5709


 


Photo Caption: Rabbi Eliyahu Mordechai Finkelstein, Credit: Needed 

Photo Caption: Announcement that Rabbi Finkelstein was installed at Mesivta Torah Vadath as Principal, Source: The Morning Journal, August 14, 1918


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Shimon Lamm

שמעון ב"ר יוסף

Rav, Shiniver Klaus, Lower East Side, NYC

Date of Death: Thu. March 21, 1935 - Adar II 16 5695



Photo Caption: Rav Lamm walking in New York City, Credit: Avraham Feigenbaum, Brooklyn, NY 

Bio Information:
The Rav, a chossid of Rebbe Moshe Halberstam of Shiniv was born in the town of Belz. He married the daughter of Rebbe Yosef Chaim Glantz, the brother in law of the Sar Shalom of Belz. In 1910 he moved to New York.


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yeruchem Tzvi Kantrowitz

ירוחם צבי ב"ר דוב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. December 23, 1891 - Kislev 22 5652



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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Elchanon Yaakov Kantrowitz

אלחנן יעקב ב"ר דוב בער

Rav, Congregation Beth Israel Bikur Cholim of Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. August 6, 1893 - Av 24 5653



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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Meir Yehoshua Peikes

מאיר יהושא ב"ר בנימין

Rav, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. March 15, 1929 - Adar II 3 5689



Photo Caption: Rabbi Meir Yehoshua Peikes, Credit: Tova E. Cohen

Bio Information:
In 1885 Rav Peikes, a founding member of the Agudath Harabonim was appointed the Congregations first rabbi


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Avroham Leib Benjaminson

אברהם ליב ב"ר

Baal, Emek Yehoshpat

Date of Death: Mon. November 5, 1917 - Cheshvan 23 5677



Source: Eisenstadt

Bio Information:
Rav Benjaminson, a famous Mohel lived in New York City and was the author of Emek Yehoshpat, Hamisbonain, and Milhamah be-Shalom which includes approbations from Chief Rabbi Yaakov Joseph and Rav Hillel Klein.


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Naftali Reiter

נפתלי ב"ר משה

Rav, Congregation Mogen Avroham Anshe Dukler, Lower East Side

Date of Death: Thu. March 16, 1911 - Adar 16 5671


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Naftali Reiter, Credit: Joan Pollak
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Naftali Reiter, Credit: Joan Pollak
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Photo credit: From the archives of Joan Pollak

Bio Information:
Rav Reiter was the only member of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph’s Bais Din (Rabbinical Court) of chassidish descent.


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Tags: Needs Repair · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Moshe Weinberger

משה ב"ר יששכר

Rav, Bais Medrash HaGadol Anshei Ungarin (Hungary), New York City

Date of Death: Thu. June 13, 1940 - Sivan 7 5700




Credit: Orthodox Judaism in America, Sherman

Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Weinberger was among the first Hungarian Rabbanim to arrive in the United States. After several troubled attempts in the rabbinate, he founded the Pitt Street Matzah Bakery. The Pitt Street Matzah Bakery was the forerunner of the now famous Streit’s Matzah Bakery. Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH


Credit: The  Rise Of The Jewish Community Of New York, Grinstein / IFJCAH

 


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Tags: New York · Pesach - Passover · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yaakov Dov Ber Schatz

יעקב דוב בער ב"ר ראובן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. June 28, 1905 - Sivan 25 5665



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Tags: General · Needs Repair · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens · Unknown

Rabbi Avroham Yosef Ash

אברהם יוסף ב"ר מאיר

Founding Rabbi, Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street

Date of Death: Thu. May 19, 1887 - Iyar 25 5647



Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Yosef Ash

Photo Credit: Orthodox Judaism in America, Sherman

Photo Credit: New York Times



Photo Source: History of the Jews in America, Peter Wiernik, Credit: IFJCAH
Note: In the highlighted section is the name of the 12 original members of the Bais Medrash HaGadol.

Photo Caption: Malka Bracha Garfunkel, Credit: Hoopskirts and Huppas, Milton M. Gottesman
Malka Bracha’s son Baruch Mordechai (better know as BM or Benjamin Marcus) married Rav Ash’s daughter Miriam. He later went into the hoopskirt business with his father-in-law.  Sadly, Miriam passed away soon after the marriage leaving behind a daughter.

Photo Caption: Baruch Mordechai Garfunkel, d. 1911, Credit: Jacob Lehrfeld

Bio Information:
Rav Ash was from the first Eastern European style Rabbanim to organize and lead a congregation in New York City. Eventually, his fame and authority spread across the country. No Orthodox congregation in the United States would accept a shoichet (ritual slaughterer) without his certification.
Map To The Kever Of Rav Ash From Union Field Cemetery:



Rebbetzin Ash is buried further down the hill near the main road of the Machpelah Cemetery.


Photo Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rebbe Dovid Halberstam

דוד ב"ר משה

Sokolover Rebbe

Date of Death: Mon. December 11, 1939 - Kislev 29 5700
Chanukkah


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Caption: The Rebbe’s great grandfather, Rebbe Chaim Halberstam, Divrei Chaim of Sanz (d. 1876), Credit: Wikipedia
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Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbe Chaim Halberstam, Divrei Chaim of Sanz (d. 1876) in Nowy Sacz, Poland, Credit: MU, KKH
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Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbe Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam (d. 1898) better known as the Shinever Rov in Sieniawa, Poland, Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY
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Photo Caption: Kever of the the Rebbe’s father, Rebbe Moshe of Shinev in the Sanzer Ohel, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Camptio: The Rebbe’s unlce Rebbe Aryeh Leibish Mordechai Halberstam d. 1930,
Nowy Sacz, Poland, Credit: MU, KGH
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Dovid Halberstam, Sokolover Rebbe, Credit: Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Zupnik Rav, 500 Bedford Avenue Synagogue
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Dovid Halberstam, Sokolover Rebbe, Credit: Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Zupnik Rav, 500 Bedford Avenue Synagogue
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Dovid Halberstam, Sokolover Rebbe along with his son-in-law Rabbi Aaron Yerucham, Credit: Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Zupnik Rav, 500 Bedford Avenue Synagogue

Bio Information:
The Rebbe was a grandson of Rebbe Yechezkel of Shiniv.


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Tags: Admorim · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Sanzs · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Nosson Nuta Netkin

נתן נטע ב"ר אשר

Old Yishuv Emissary

Date of Death: Wed. December 23, 1891 - Teves 15 5645


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Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin, Credit: Rabbi Scranton Miller
Salant Yosef Zundel

Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin’s father-in-law, Rav Yosef Zundel Salant d. 1866, Credit: ICPHH

Photo Cation: Kever of Rav Yosef Zundel Salant, Credit: Not Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin’s brother-in-law, Rav Yehuda Aryeh Leib Salant, Credit: Rena Saland Wechter
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Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Salant d. 1909, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, . 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 ever sat. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: 2006 Israel Post commemorative stamp honoring Rav Shmuel Salant, Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information:
The Rav was the grandson of Rav Aryeh Leib Gunzberg (d.1785) better known as the Shagas Aryeh. In addition, he was the son in law of Rav Yosef Zundel Salant (d.1866) and was sent by his brother in law Rav Shmuel Salant (d.1909) to North America to collect money for the impoverished Jews of the Old Yishuv.


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph

יעקב יוסף ב"ר דוב

Chief Rabbi, Agudath HaKehilos, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. July 29, 1902 - Tammuz 24 5662


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Photo Caption: Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph, Credit: VirtualJudaica.com


Photo Caption: Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph, Credit: IFJCAH
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Photo Caption: Police attacking mourners at the Chief Rabbi’s funeral, Credit: Institute  For Judaic Culture and History
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Photo Caption: Mourners at the funeral of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, Credit: New York Herald, July 30, 1902

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Picture Caption: Kever of Rebbetzin Esther Rachel, d. 1925, wife of Chief Rabbi  Yaakov Yosef Joseph, interred alongside the Chief Rabbi at Union Field.
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Photo Caption: Kever of Mrs. Chana Anna Brody, d.1940 eldest daughter of Chief Rabbi  Yaakov Yosef Joseph, interred at the New Mount Carmel Cemetery in Queens
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Photo Caption: Kever of Dr. Simon Robert (d. 1929) and Mrs. Nechama Dorothy Schultz. Dr. Schultz was Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph’s son-in-law and personal physician and was present at the time of his passing. His wife Dorthy was the office manager for the Rabbanu Yaakov Yosef  School (RJJ) on the Lower East Side for many years until her passing in 1963.  Like her mother, she was well known for her philanthropic work. Sadly they never had children.
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Photo Caption: Meyer’s Hotel, Hoboken, New Jersey. Rav Yaakov Yosef Joseph, Chief Rabbi New York City, stayed there on his first night on these shores. The Chief Rabbi’s boat docked on Shabbos and he refused to disembark until after nightfall and by that time it was too late to travel to New York City. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
General Slocum Steamboat Fire
Photo Caption: The PS General Slocum was a passenger steamboat owned by the Knickerbocker Steamship Company. See “Ah Shtikle History” comment number 4 below. Credit: (wikipedia) needed.


Bio Information:

Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum, the previous Satmar Rebbe would encourage his chassidim to pray at the tzion of the Rav Yaakov Yosef. It is reported that many people have found salvation after visiting the tzion.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Alter Shaul Pfeffer

אלטר שאל ב"ר ישראל אלימלך

Rav, Beth Medrash HaGadol Anshe Ungaran

Date of Death: Sat. April 11, 1936 - Nissan 19 5696
Chol Hamoed Pesach


Rav Peffer


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Gordon

יעקב דוד ב"ר יהודה

Chief Rabbi, Norfolk, Virginia

Date of Death: Thu. November 6, 1947 - Cheshvan 23 5708



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Tags: Chief Rabbi · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens