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Rabbi Avroham Moshe Shershevsky

May 1st, 2009 · 7 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

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

7 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

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