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Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson

לוי יצחק ב"ר ברוך

Chief Rabbi, Yekatrinoslav, Ukraine

Date of Death: Wed. August 9, 1944 - Av 20 5704

Bio Information: 
Rav Levi Yitzchok, a great tzaddik and kabbalist in his own right was the father of the last Lubavitcher Rebbe. His wife, Rebbetzin Chana is buried alongside her son at the Old Montefiore Cemetery (see map below) in Queens.

Photo Caption: Rav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: The Rav was buried in Almaty, Kazakhstan, making it one of the most far-flung kivrei tzadikim in the world, Credit: Rabbi Ephraim Duchman, Collel Chabad

Credit: Aaron C. Kinderlehrer, Kew Gardens Hills

Photo Caption: Rebbetzin Chana (d. 1964), Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Rav Meir Shlomo Yanovsky, Cheif Rabbi, Mykolaiv, Ukraine (d. 1933), father of Rebbetzin Chana, Credit: N/N

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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 Yehuda Moshe Bernstein

יהודא משה ב"ר יוסף צבי

Rav, Fallsburg, New York

Date of Death: Sun. June 1, 1930 - Sivan 5 5690
Erev Shavuos

Rabbi Bernstein arrived here from Russia in 1901 and settled in Fallsburg, New York.

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A. Goodman and Sons, INC. Matzah Bakery

Long Island City, New York

Date of Death: Mon. April 1, 1957 -

Source: Hapardes, April 1957

Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem “Mendele” Dovid Chodorov. A. Goodman and Sons, Inc. was under the Rebbe’s kosher supervision, Credit: Yitz Twersky

Photo Caption: Letter typed by Albert Einstein to Erich Cohn of A. Goodman & Sons, thanking him for the unleavened bread, Source: Jonathan Zalman, The Scroll

In 1983, Manischewitz purchased rights to make matzah under the A. Goodman and Sons label

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Rabbi Avroham Pereira Mendez

אברהם ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Birmingham, England

Date of Death: Wed. April 15, 1903 - Nissan 18 5663

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Agudas HaRabbanim Convention

קאנווענשאן של אגודת הרבנים בניו יורק

Kensington Gardens Hotel, Far Rockaway, Queens

Date of Death: Tue. May 4, 1926 - Iyar 20 5686
Date of Convention: May 4, 1926

Photo Caption: Rabbinic Conference Photo, Credit: MCA
1. Rav Eliezer Silver, Harrisburg, PA
2. Rabbi Israel Rosenberg, New York City
3. Rabbi Moshe Zevulun Margolies, New York City
4. Rabbi Yechezkel Lipshitz, Cheif Rabbi, Kalisch, Poland
5. Rabbi Bernard Leventhal, Philadelphia, PA
6. Rabbi Yitzchok Seigel, Jersey City, NJ
7. Rabbi Yosef Konvitch, Newark, NJ


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Meyer London Matzos Bakery

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. June 22, 2019 -

Photo Caption: Letterhead of Meyer London, proprietor of Meyer London Matzos Bakery, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: The full letter, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Photo Caption: Advertisement promoting Meyer London Matzos Bakery, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Crude drawing of the Matzoh Machine at the Cohen’s Matzoh Bakery on Pike Street, Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
Meyer London Matzos Bakery founded in 1871 is among the first matzo bakeries on these shores.

Of Note:
The politician Meyer London (1871-1926), one of only two socialist politicians ever elected to Congress was Meyer London’s nephew.



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Rabbi Chaim Joseph

חיים ב"ר דוב

Mazkir, Office Of The Chief Rabbi, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. December 19, 1910 - Kislev 18 5671

Photo Caption: Rabbi Shmuel Moshe Joseph (brother), Credit: Ira Berman, North Wales, Pennsylvania

Photo Caption: Cheif Rabbi Yaakov Yosef (brother), Credit: IFJCAH


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Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Jung

אליהו ב"ר מאיר צבי

Rabbi, The Jewish Center (West 86th Street)

Date of Death: Sat. December 19, 1987 - Kislev 28 5748

Photo Caption: Outline (along with handwritten notes) of a lecture given at The Jewish Center in 1923, soon after Rabbi Jung was installed as Rabbi. Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Rabbi Dr. Leo Jung at a welcoming ceremony in New York City, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Dr. Meir Tzvi Jung (d.1921), Chief Rabbi, Federation of Synagogues, United Kingdom, Credit: MCA

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Rabbi Noach Rosenthal

נח ב"ר יוסף

Principal, Kingston Hebrew School, Ulster County

Date of Death: Thu. April 2, 1936 - Nissan 10 5696

Bio Information:
Rabbi Rosenthal drowned in the Rondout Creek. It was originally ruled a suicide by local authorities, then later changed to accidental.

Photo Caption: Rabbi Noach Rosenthal, Credit: MCA

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The Wittenberg Matzoh Co

Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. April 1, 1937 -

Bio Information:
The Wittenberg Matzoh Co located at 1326 S Jefferson Street in Chicago, was founded c.1885 by Levy Wittenberg. It operated for many years under the Eat More Matzoh brad producing thousands of pounds of Matzoh each year. Eventually, it was put out of business by the ever modernizing Manischewitz Matzoh Bakery. In the early years, the kosher for Passover operation took place on the upper floors of the bakery. However, as they expanded Matzoh production was moved around the corner to Maxwell Street.

Photo Caption: At the Maxwell Street oven plant, 1937, Credit: IFJCAH
Note: Please help us identify the people in the picture.

Photo Caption: The Wittenberg Matzoh Co c. 1919, Credit: Mildred Wittenberg Malin

Photo Caption: Hyman Wittenberg, Source: The Sentinel, 1922

Credit: MCA

Wittenberg Obituary:


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Warsaw Ghetto Matzah Bakery

Warsaw, Poland

Date of Death: Fri. November 15, 1940 -

Photo Caption: Matzah Retailer in the Warsaw Ghetto, Credit: MCA

Note: Please help us identify the location and setting of this picture. In addition, regarding the identification of the shop’s proprietor. 

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Rabbi Zev Dov Wittenstein

זאב דוב ב"ר פסח דוד

Rav, Congregation B'nai Israel, Patterson, New Jersey

Date of Death: Wed. October 20, 1965 - Tishrei 24 5726

Source: Jewish New Jersey, Page: 96

Bio Information:
Congregation B’nai Israel was located at  12 Godwin Street.

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Chacham (Rabbi) Chaim Moshe Levy

חיים משה הלוי ב"ר

Rav, Congregation Ahavat Shalom Monasṭir (Tunisia)

Date of Death: Thu. June 7, 1928 - Sivan 19 5688

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Rabbi Nachman Einhorn

נחמן ב"ר יהושע

Rav, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Thu. May 7, 1942 - Iyyar 20 5702

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Rabbi Simcha Eliezer Rubin

שמחה אליעזר ב"ר אברהם דוד

Rav, Congregation Bais Dovid D'Lantzut, Kew Gardens Hills, Queens

Date of Death: Thu. May 4, 2000 - Nissan 29 5760

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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 Dr. Elyakim Yehuda Goldberg, MD

אליקים יהודה ב"ר יעקב

Kelemer Iluy

Date of Death: Fri. February 28, 1941 - Adar 1 5701
Rosh Chodesh

Rabbi Yehuda Goldberg, also known as Leo Gustav Goldberg M.D.  was a brilliant fusion of Torah and Gedulah. Born in Lithuania, he was referred to by many as  “the genius of Kelm.” As a young man, Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spector hired him to learn with his son, Rav Tzvi Hirsh. He was also a close friend of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph,  who would later become the Chief Rabbi of New York City.
At the request of Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild (Baron de Rothschild), he emigrated to the Holy Land. However, his strict Torah standards but him at odds with unscrupulous members of the Zichron Yaakov community, forcing him to emigrate to America.  Once on these shores, he settled in Crown Heights section of Brooklyn where he was installed as Rav of Congregation Tomchei Torah on Eastern Parkway.
As a prestigious medical doctor, he used his profession to aid his fellow Jews in any way possible.

Photo Caption: Rav Tzvi Hersh Rabinowitz (Spector), Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Baron Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild, d. 1915, Credit: N/N

→ No CommentsTags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

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 Chaim Ben Tzion Notelevitz

חיים בן ציון ב"ר משה

Rav, Chevra Anshei Radishkovitch, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Wed. January 10, 1968 - 9 Teves 5728

Photo Caption: (Center 3) Rav Yitzchok Stollman, Detriot, Rav Yosef Dov Ber Soloveitchik, Boston, and Rav Notelevitz (not wearing a hat), Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbis Notelevitz and Soloveitchik at the Streit Matzo Bakery, Credit: Aron Streit, Inc.

Source: Jewish Daily

Source: Orthodox Judaism In America, Sherman

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Agudas HaRabonim Convention

קאנווענשאן של אגודת הרבנים בניו יורק

Park Inn Hotel - New York 1952

Date of Death: Sun. December 21, 1952 - Teves 3 5713
Picture Origination Credit: Rabbi Mordechai Hecht, Director Anshe Sholom Chabad JCC of Queens

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Note: Many of the Rabbonim are identified in the previous picture above, Credit: MCA
Please contact us, if you recognize anyone in these photos!!!!

Please contact us, if you recognize anyone in the photo!!!!
1. Rabbi Chaim Kruger
2. Rabbi Zalman Reichman (Bronx)
3. Rabbi Reuvain Levovitz (East New York)
4. Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Friedman
5. Rabbi Efriam Yollis (Philadelphia)

Agudas HaRabonim History:

Source: Orthodox Judaism in America, Moshe D. Sherman


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Rabbi Aaron Dovid Zeldner

אהרן דוד ב"ר חיים הכהן

Rav, Rock Island, Illinois

Date of Death: Mon. September 6, 1937 - Tishrei 1 5698
Rosh Hashana

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

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Rabbi Moshe Schustak

משה ב"ר יהודה

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. July 11, 1936 - Tammuz 21 5696

Source: Moreshes Chachmei America (MCA)

Source: Hapardes

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Rabbi Yitzchok Siegel

יצחק ב"ר חיים הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Jersey City, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sun. July 11, 1976 - Tammuz 13 5736

Photo Caption: Kosher for Passover products from the Manischewitz company under the supervision of Rav Seigel, Source: Day Jewish Journal, 1965

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Source: Needed 

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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 Chaim Noach Brevda

חיים נח ב"ר אברהם משה הכהן

Rav, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. September 14, 1999 - Tishrei 4 5760

Rav Brevdah was a student in Radin under the Chofetz Chaim and later travel to Shanghai, China with the Mirrer Yeshiva.

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Rebbe Moshe Mordechai Spiegel

משה מנחם ב"ר נפתלי אריה

Ostrov Kalushiner Rebbe

Date of Death: Tue. January 12, 1982 - Teves 17 5742

Photo Caption: Rebbe Moshe Menachem Spiegel along with his son Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Spiegel of the Romanian Shul, Credit: Binim Lieberson

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