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Rabbi Avroham Moshe Shershevsky

May 1st, 2009 · 8 Comments

Rabbi Avroham Moshe Shershevsky

אברהם משה ב"ר חיים שמואל

Chief Rabbi, Portland, Maine

Date of Death: Thu. June 2, 1927 - Sivan 2 5687

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Cemetery Details
19 Washington Street
Woburn, MA 01801
United States

Phone: 617-244-6509
Contact: Barry Ostrow


Cemetery Map:

Notes: There are many cemeteries located at this address most are owned and operation by the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM). Additional contact information: 189 Wells Avenue, Third Floor Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459 Email:

Directions to Kever: Woburn Jewish Cemeteries in Woburn, MA maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Section: Anshe Poland

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi Shershevsky

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Bio Information: 
Rav Avroham Moshe Shershevsky authored Nachal Avroham which includes a collection of droshos (sermons) he deliverer in Portland. In 1898, Rav Shershevsky moved to Boston, MA where he remained until in passing.

Credit: Marjorie Short

Tags: Chief Rabbi · Massachusetts · Woburn Jewish Cemeteries

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dov // Apr 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    His book “Nachal Avroham” can be downloaded for free at

  • 2 YD Miller // Apr 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

    And here as well:

    The Sefer has a nice Haskama of RJJ the Rav Hakollel of NY.

  • 3 Paula jacobs // Jun 17, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Rabbi Avram Moshe Shershevsky was in Portland, Maine and NOT Oregon. Please correct. He was my great uncle. Thank you.

  • 4 jessica sherman // Jan 6, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Wondering if you can see exactly what it says on the grave of his parents. Does it mention their parents names as well.

    Also wondering if YD Miller is a family member.

    Hi Paula, I’m trying to get hold of you. Will ask Sara for your email address as I have lost it.

  • 5 YD Miller // Jan 7, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Jessica,

    I am not a family member.

    On The parents grave, which BTW both of them died after the son, it does say their parents names:

    Father: Chaim Shmuel son of Moshe Shlomo – passed away end of 1927

    Mother: Miete Chana daughter of Shmuel Eluzer – passed away 1931

  • 6 Binyomin Karman // Jul 30, 2019 at 12:17 am

    I hope to include a drasha from Rav Shershevsky in an article, but I need some information. Perhaps you can get me in touch with Paula Jacobs who says she is a great niece.
    Thank you,
    B Karman

  • 7 Binyomin Karman // Aug 19, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I was able to get a picture of Rav Shereshevsky from an old sefer called אוצר התמונות, by Reb Ben Zion Eisenstat (1909), page 34. Is there any way I can upload the picture?
    Also, I was contacted by Rav Avraham Moshe Possick (Torah Umesorah, retired) who told me he is a great grandson of Rav Shershevsky and named after him. I sent him a group of links about the Rov, including a Geni link which may help him hook up with grandchildren of the sister of Rav Shershevsky.
    Perhaps he would want to contact Paula Jacobs as well.
    BTW, I wrote a bio of Rav Shershevsky in Inyan (Hamodia) August 14, 2019 issue. I was able to get quite a bit of information about him. I also wrote up a drashah he gave in 1895 or so.
    BZ Karman

  • 8 Carl A Kaplan // Nov 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Doing some research for the BBF tour Jewish North End. Was the Rabbi married to Dr. Cecile Shereshevsky, who started the Jewish Dispensary for Women and Children in the North End? Would very much appreciate learning more.

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