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Rabbi Avroham Abba Shein

אברהם אבא ב"ר צבי הלוי

Hebrew Teacher, (Russia) Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Wed. September 25, 1929 - Elul 20 5689



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Rabbi Moshe Yom Tov Wactfogel

משה יום טוב ב"ר דוד

Rav, Montreal, Canada

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



Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 

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


→ 2 CommentsTags: 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 


→ No CommentsTags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Tzodok Sarason

צדוק ב"ר דוב

Rav, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Sat. November 3, 1928 - Cheshvan 20 5689


Overview Of Section 30 Damage:



→ No CommentsTags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Dov Scheinberg

דוב ב"ר ארי׳

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. July 12, 1923 - Tammuz 28 5683


Overview Of Section 30 Damage:



→ No CommentsTags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Shmuel Alter

שמואל ב"ר אברהם יהודה

Author, Likutei Basar Likutei

Date of Death: Thu. November 27, 1969 - Kisel 17 5730



Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Alter, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America (MCA)

Photo Caption: Agudath Israel of Havana Cuba (European refugees), center row (l. to r.): Dr. Mendel Friedman (in white straw hat), Rav Shmuel Alter, Rav Osher Segal, Credit: Agudath Israel

Photo Caption: Poster announcing the passing of Rav Alter, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Congregation Machzikei Hadas D’Chassidei Sadigora at 23 Herzl Street in Brooklyn c.1940, Credit: NYC

Bio Information:
Rav Shmuel Alter authored Lekita Basar Lekita (20 volumes) worker tirelessly for the Jews in Cuba as well as spreading Torah throughout the United States. At the time of his passing, he was the Moreh Dasrah at Congregation Machzikei Hadas D’Chassidei Sadigora in Brooklyn‎. Sadly he left no children.

 

 


→ No CommentsTags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey

Rebbe Yehoshua Wagschal

יהושע ב"ר ישראל

Grand Rebbe, Frysztak - Korczyn, Poland

Date of Death: Sat. September 6, 1947 - Elul 21 5707



Photo Credit: Rabbi Mordechai Hecht, Anshe Sholom Chabad JCC


Photo Caption: Rebbe Yehoshua Wagschal letterhead, Credit: Photo Credit: Rabbi Mordechai Hecht, Anshe Sholom Chabad JCC

Photo Caption: Offical records, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Photo Caption: Schulsinger Brothers edition of Noam Elimelech printed in New York (1942) by the Frysztak – Korczyn Rebbe, Credit: VirtualJudaica.com

Bio Information:
The Rebbe was a descendant of the Noam Elimelech, the Rebbe of Lizensk d. 1787


→ 3 CommentsTags: Admorim · Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · Lizensk · New York

Rabbi Meir Freeman

מאיר ב"ר זאב

Ba'al, Totars Meir, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. November 12, 1928 - Cheshvan 29 5689



Photo Caption: Title page of Toras Meir printed in New York City, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Photo Caption: Toras Meir, reprinted Jerusalem edition, Credit: HebrewBooks

Bio Information:
The Rav, who studied at the Etz Chaim Yeshiva, better known as Volozhin authored a number of seforim (books).


→ No CommentsTags: Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Reverend Ignatz Jacob Kunreuther

אשר ב"ר נפתלי הלוי

Rav, Kehilath Anshe Maarav (KAM), Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Fri. June 27, 1884 - Tammuz 4 5644



Photo Caption: Rev Ignatz Jacob Kunreuther, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Photo Caption: Rav Naftali Halavi Kunreuthrt, Cheif Rabbi, Glenhausen, Germany (Glenhausen is a suburb of Frankfurt am Main), Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America.

Photo Caption: Abraham Kohn (see bio below) and Rev Ignatz Jacob Kunreuther, Credit: The Jews of Chicago, Cutler


Credit: Chicago Rabbis: Visionaries, and Leaders 


→ 1 CommentTags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Pre 1900

Rabbi Yehuda Dovid Bernstein

יהודה דוד ב"ר נתן

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Sun. October 7, 1934 - Cheshvan 8 5695


Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Caption: Orthodox Judaism in America, Moshe D. Sherman

Photo Caption: A Kol Koreh regarding Kollel America, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America
Note: The above rabbinic list is complete, no names were removed.

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America


→ No CommentsTags: California · San Francisco, CA

Rabbi Chaim Dovid Regensberg

חיים דוד ב"ר יעקב אהרן

Rav,

Date of Death: Wed. August 25, 1976 - Av 29 5736



Photo Caption: Rabbi Chaim Dovid Regensberg of Chicago (the Rav’s uncle), Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America


→ 1 CommentTags: Floral Park - Washington Cemetery (N.J.) · New Jersey

Rabbi Eliyahu Avroham Regensberg

אליהו אברהם ב"ר דוב מנחם

Rav, Congregation Bnai Yisroel, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. December 8, 1955 - Kiselv 23 5716



Photo Caption: Short Bio

Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Avrohma Regensberg, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Photo Caption: Rav Dov Menachem Regensburg (HY”D) of Zambrova, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

 


→ No CommentsTags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Waldheim Cemetery - Chicago

Rabbi Yechiel Shneersohn

יחיאל ב"ר משה שלום

Rav, Dayton, Ohio

Date of Death: Wed. December 5, 2018 - Needed



Photo Caption: The family of Rav Yechiel including his son Shneur Zalman, a Chazan (cantor) who served in Montreal, Canada as well as Los Angeles, California where he is buried (see below), Credit:  Moreshes Chachmei America.

Photo Caption:
 Rav Yechiel’s connection to the Ba’al HaTanya (Alter Rebbe)

Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Tzvi Schneerson (d. 1881), the Rav’s grandfather, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Scetch of Rav Chaim Tzvi Schneerson upon his arrival to the United States, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Letter from Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe which mentions Rav Yechiel and his son Shneur Zalman.

Photo Caption: Safer (book) compiled by Rav Yechiel, Credit: Library of Agudas Chassidei Chabad

Photo Caption: Marker of Shneur Zalman Schneersohn at the Mount Zion Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, Credit: Larry Luna

Photo Caption: Marker of Yisroel Dov Schneersohn at the Cholon Cemetery, Holon, Israel

Photo Caption: Marker of Chana Toba Feingold (married to Rabbi Avroham Fishel, Rav, New Orleans is a Louisiana), Old Tiberias Cemetery, Israel, Credit: Billion Graves 

 


→ 1 CommentTags: Liadi / Lubavitch · Ohio

Rabbi Ben Tzion Schneiersohn

בן ציון ב"ר משה שלום

Rav, Detroit, Michigan

Date of Death: Fri. December 7, 1951 - Kislev 8 Detroit



Photo Caption: Letter from Rav Ben Tzion father Rav Moshe Shalom of Safed

Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Tzvi Schneerson (d. 1881), the Rav’s grandfather, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Scetch of Rav Chaim Tzvi Schneerson upon his arrival to the United States, Credit: IFJCAH


Photo Caption: Rav Ben Tzion’s connection to the Ba’al HaTanya (Alter Rebbe)

Photo Caption: The family of Rav Ben Tzion’s brother Rav Yechiel, who rabbinated in Ohio, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America. 


→ No CommentsTags: Detroit, MI · Liadi / Lubavitch · Michigan

Rabbi Yisroel Kaplan

ישראל ב"ר

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. January 25, 1917 - Shevat 23 5677


Note:
There seems to be a discrepancy with regard to the date of the Rav’s passing on his marker.

Photo Caption: Announcement regarding ritual slaughter sertifacation after Rav Kaplan’s passing, Source: The Morning Journal, 1917.

Photo Caption: Short Bio

Bio Information:
The Rav originally from Vilna was summoned to New York City by Cheif Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph (RJJ) to help assist him in the New York Rabbinate.


→ 3 CommentsTags: Mount Carmel Cemetery, NY · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Shneur Nussbaum

שניאר ב״ר

Rav, Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. February 7, 1876 - Shevat 12 5636



Photo Caption: Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, c. 1827, Credit: Needed 


→ 2 CommentsTags: General · New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yisroel Feinberg

ישראל ב"ר יחזקל

Rav, Clinton Street Shul, Buffalo, New York

Date of Death: Thu. February 17, 1916 - Adar I 13 5676



Photo Caption: Article announcing Rabbi Feinberg’s passing.

Bio Information:
Rav Fienberg a member of Cheif Rabbi Yaakov Yosef rabbinated in Scranton, Pennsylvania before relocating to Buffalo, New York were he served for 22 years until his passing.


→ 1 CommentTags: Buffalo, NY · New York

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



→ 1 CommentTags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Michael Meir Mordovich

מיכל מאיר ב"ר יצחק

Rav, New York City

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



→ No CommentsTags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Avroham Kupel Rosen

אברהם קאפל ב"ר מאיר דוד

Rav, Rochester, New York

Date of Death: Thu. October 11, 1956 - Cheshvan 17 5717


Bio Information: 
Historical Jewish Press April 1895 Page 5


→ No CommentsTags: Baron Hirsh Cemetery · Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York

Rabbi Yosef Aryeh Goldberg

יוסף אריה ב"ר שמחה זאב

Hebrew Teacher, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. March 15, 1941 - Adar 17 5701



→ No CommentsTags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yitzchok Marcus

יצחק ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Utica, New York

Date of Death: Wed. December 9, 1953 - Teves 3 5714


The Rav, also rabbinated in Portland, Maine at Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh as its first Rabbi. Shaarey Tphiloh, located at 151 Newbury Street was established in 1904. Rav Marcus stayed in Portland until around 1910.  He later settled in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Photo Caption: Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland, c.1911, Credit: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Photo Caption: Shaarey Tphiloh as it stands today, Credit: Google 


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Rabbi Chaim Korn (Korin)

חיים ב"ר יעקב

Cheif Rabbi, Yarmolyntsi, Ukraine

Date of Death: Thu. March 27, 1941 - Adar 28 5701


Bio Information:
Rav Chaim Korin authored the Tav Chaim.


Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Korin, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Photo Credit: Announcing the first yahrzeit of Rabbi Chaim Korn, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America


→ No CommentsTags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Baritz

יצחק זאב ב"ר יוסף צבי

Rav, Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sun. August 16, 1925 - Av 25 5685



Credit: Chachmei Yisroel Of New England

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 


→ 1 CommentTags: Massachusetts · Woburn Jewish Cemeteries

Rabbi Avroham Hurwitz

אברהם ב"ר שניאור זלמן הלוי

Hebrew Teacher, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Thu. May 13, 1926 - Iyar 29 5686



→ No CommentsTags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Mordechai Yaakov Mintz

מרדכי יעקב ב״ר שרגא פייוועל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. February 10, 1983 - Adar I 5 5749



Credit: Yeshiva University 


→ No CommentsTags: Mount Lebanon Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Shmuel Aryeh Olishevsky

שמואל אריה ב"ר אברהם

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Wed. February 10, 1943 - Adar I 5 5703




Credit: Yeshiva University

Credit: Hapardes

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 


→ No CommentsTags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Menachem Leib Lokshin

מענדל ליב ב"ר אברהם

Rav, Chevrah Agudath Chabad, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. October 22, 1933 - Cheshvan 2 5694



Photo Caption: Rabbi Menachem Mendel (Aryeh) Leib Lokshin

Bio Information:
There were five Chabad shuls in New York City at that time, all were under the auspices of Rav Lokshin. Prior to his arrival on these shores, the Rav served as Cheif Rabbi, Krivoy Rog (Dnipropetrovsk), Ukraine


→ No CommentsTags: Mount Carmel Cemetery, NY · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yaakov Simcha Kowalski

יעקב שמחה ב״ר שמואל

Rav, Bronx, New York

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



→ No CommentsTags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Shalom Menachem Mendel Mahram

שלום מנחם מענדל ב"ר אהרן

Rav, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Wed. December 17, 1969 - Teves 8 5730



Photo Caption: Rav Shalom Menachem Mendel Mahram, Credit: David Maharam


→ No CommentsTags: Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh, PA