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Rabbi Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch

December 20th, 2007 · 83 Comments

Rabbi Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch

אברהם אהרן ב"ר בנימין בונם בייניש

Rav, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Lower East Side

Date of Death: Mon. February 3, 1930 - Shevat 5 5690

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Cemetery Details
81-10 Pitkin Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11417
United States

Phone: 212-874-7005
Contact: Daniel Goldberg


Cemetery Map:,%20bottom.jpg

Notes: It should be noted that Acacia, Bayside and Mokom Sholom are three independent cemeteries and while Acacia and Mokom Sholom are under the same management umbrella, Bayside is independently owned and operated. The cemeteries run along Pitkin and Liberty Avenues from 80th Street to 84th Street. Access to Bayside is from Pitkin Avenue only. Although in a constant state of cleanup, Bayside is in extreme disarray and can be dangerous, use caution when visiting!!! Actual care is provided by Cong Shaare Zeedk on the Upper West Side, they claim that all records were lost in a fire.

Directions to Kever: Although in a constant state of cleanup, Bayside Cemetery along Pitkin Avenue in Queens is in extreme disarray and can be dangerous, use caution when visiting!!! In the event of an emergency call 911. Location: Path V corner Path B, Enter at Path A, right on Path V until the end. Path V starts behind the Stich Mausoleum, the first mausoleum behind the office

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi A A Yudelovitch

Biographical Notes:

Yudelovitch Avroham Aaron
Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch, Credit: Needed
Rabv Yudelevitch and Rav Margolius
Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch and Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis , Credit: Needed
Yudelevitch Margolius 2
Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch and Rav Gavriel Zev Velvele Margolis , Credit: Needed

Photo Credit: The Harve Daily Promoter, Havre, Montana
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Credit: Jewish Morning Journal, April, 14, 1921
Credit: Yeshiva University

Bio Information: 
Rav Yudelovitch was among the most influential Rabbanim (Rabbis) living in the United States during the 1920’s.

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Map to the kever of Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch

Credit: Map to the kever of Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch

Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Queens / L.I., NY

83 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dovid // May 26, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I was just told by a chushava Rov that the chalitza psak “wiped him off the map”. It was a fatal decision that unfortunately minimized his other seferim and accomplishments.

  • 2 YD Miller // Oct 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    A written Manuscript of Rabbi Yudelowitz:

  • 3 Moshe Escott // Oct 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks for pointing this out R. Miller! This is the first time I’ve heard of that site’s existence (also managed by

    Also other kisvei yad PDFs of R. Yudelovitch to be found listed there at

  • 4 YD Miller // Oct 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    “A new Moses of all jews in the US”

    A report in The Washington Times on April 1 1919 proclaims, upon the elections of Rabbi Yudelowitz as Cheiff Rabbi with 200 synagauges under his direction.

  • 5 Farshlufen // Jul 13, 2011 at 8:50 am

    FEBRUARY 4, 1930
    Rabbi Abraham Aaron Yoodelovitch Dies at 82

    Bayonne, N. J. –
    Rabbi Abraham Aaron Yoodelovitch, one of the most noted orthodox rabbis in this country, president of the Jewish Ministers’ Association of the United States and Canada, died on Sunday at the home of his son, Ben Yood, this city, at the age of 82. He had been ill for the past six months.
    Rabbi Yoodelovitch, noted for his learning, was the author of several books which dealt with researches into orthodox Jewish law. The most important of these works is the series called “Beth Av” or “House of the Fathers.”
    Rabbi Yoodelovitch was born in Navarodock, Minsk, Russia, the scion of generations of noted rabbis. He was known as a child prodigy at the Yeshivah of Wolozhin. He was ordained at the age of 17, and after holding several rabbinates in Russia, went to England, where he lived for twenty years. He came to the United States in 1909 and here he occupied rabbinical positions in Boston, New Haven, Bayonne and New York. His last rabbinate was that of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, Manhattan.

  • 6 Reb Elya // Aug 7, 2011 at 10:59 am

  • 7 Janice Singer-Capek // Aug 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Barry Yood: we are related though distantly. My great grandfather was Rabbi Zalman Golubowski. He and your grandfather, Rabbi Yudelevich were brothers. My mother has many pictures. One in particular has your grandfather with my great grandfather and grandfather (Lionel Golub) at the White House petitioning for wine for the sabbath during prohibition. I am trying also to learn about the family, particularly my grandfather. If anyone has information I’d appreciate it!

  • 8 Moshe Escott // Aug 31, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I am also distantly related via the Eskolsky/Yudelovitch connection. I do have some info on R. Z.T. Golubowski that I can send. Please contact me at

  • 9 Ann K. // Feb 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Hi Jancie –

    Was your grandfather Lionel Golub the attroney in New York? If so, his sister Celia was my grandmother, and I am in the process of researching that side of the family. For some reason all of the documentation shows their father as being Rabbi Soloman Golubowski. Do I have the right family? If so, feel free to email me.


  • 10 Moshe Escott // Mar 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Someone just alerted me to a picture that includes R. Avraham Aharon Yudelovitch (bottom row fourth from right) and R. Zalman Tuvia Golubowski (fifth from right)
    It’s image #161 at
    I have also posted the picture at:

  • 11 YD Miller // Mar 26, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Nice, thanks Moshe.

  • 12 SG // Jan 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Rav Yudelevitz zt”l’s Yartzeit is tomorrow.

  • 13 asher // Jan 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    SG, thank you!

  • 14 LYI // Jan 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I was at the kever today, it was locked from the Pitkin Ave entrance, but the entrance from Liberty Ave to Acacia Cemetery was open to walk in to go to the Bayside Cemetery. May he be a meilitz yoisher for every single yid in klal yisroel

  • 15 Sandy Aron nee Myers // Apr 21, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    My grandmother was Sarah, Lionel’s sister. I knew him and Aunt Mollie quite well. As 2nd cousins, I think we have lots of information to share.
    Sandy Aron nee Myers, Haifa

  • 16 Sandy Aron nee Myers // Apr 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Ann,
    We also are 2nd cousins and I remember your mother quite well as she and my grandmother, Sarah, were sisters. Do you have the large family picture with Rav Golubovski, all the siblings, their spouses and children?
    Sandy Aron nee Myers, Haifa, Israel

  • 17 Ben Bee Zee // Jul 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    In the Oitzres Magazine of Satmar KJ, there was recently a beautiful writing with many new findings on Rabbi Yedelovitch by the famous historian Rabbi Joel Hirsch.

  • 18 Aron Mandl // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I am a a great great grandson of the Rav Naftali Reiter mentioned above. I would love to learn any additional information about him. If you know anything about him or can point me towards any articles or information about him, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance and Tizku L’mitzvos.

    Aron Mandl

  • 19 James Bradbury // Sep 23, 2013 at 4:58 am

    I believe I am the Great-Great Grandchild of rabbi Yudelovitch, my grandfather was a Solomon (Schlomo) Shlosberg who I believe to be the spouse of Abrahams daughter Sophia (a name i believe she took while in england and where she stayed till her death in 1930. I am very interested in learning more about the family and any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    James Bradbury

  • 20 YD Miller // Oct 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Hi James,

    Schlosberg was a Rabbi himself in Manchester, England (Where his FIL served before coming to the US).

    I did alot of research on the Yudelovitch family, you can contact me in private by asking the site admin for my contact information.


  • 21 M.kennedy // Oct 2, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Reb Y.D Miller

    do you have any more info about rabbi Schlosberg


  • 22 Moshe Escott // Oct 4, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I recently bought a newly published sefer called Chidushei Beis Av. It was written by R. Moshe Berger based upon some unpublished manuscripts from R. Yudelovitch. He transcribed the manuscripts and added his own comprehensive notes. R. Berger has been working on the writings of R. Yudelovitch for over 15 years and published an article about him in Yeshurun back in 1997 (starting on page 686 over here ).

  • 23 James Bradbury // Dec 6, 2013 at 5:02 am


    Hi, Rabbi Shlosberg is my great-grandfather and I have some info on him, contact me by e-mail through the site admins and I’ll happily discuss what I know.

  • 24 MG // Jan 5, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Tomorrow is reb Avrohom yudelovitchs yurtzeit. Is anyone planning on going to the Kever tomorrow at bayside? I attempted going there once but I must admit I was bit scared going alone and I never made it it the Kever.

  • 25 E. Sekula // Mar 20, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Regarding the Psak that he was famous for – allowing Chalitza to be done via a shaliach. See the sefer “Im Nekudos Hakesef” written by R’ Shmuel Avigdor Abrahmson, ( ) who was a Rov in America, and later in Yerushalayim. The whole sefer is basically an argument on the above-mentioned Pask. On page 12-14 he quotes an article in “Der Morgen Zhurnal” Feb. 18 1930, (that’s 20 Shevat – 15 Days after he was niftar) in which R’ Reuven Katz who was also a Rov in Bayonne writes that he had a lengthy discussion with Rabbi Yudelevitch and he retracted from his Psak. It is an incredible “shtikel”.

  • 26 Moshe Escott // Mar 21, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    re: the article by R. Reuven Katz in Der Morgen Zhurnal

    There were two articles in Degel Yisroel that contained a שקלא וטריא about whether R. Yudelovitch really retracted his position:

    April 1930 (Nisan 5690) p3 – אן אויסגעטראכטע חרטה
    (see )
    R. Boruch Trainin (grandfather of R. Meir Kahane Hy”d) was of the opinion that R. Yudelovitch didn’t retract based on a personal meeting with R. Yudelovitch

    May 1930 (Iyar 5690) p6 – בירור דברים
    (not available on
    R. Reuven Katz responded to R. Trainin

  • 27 M.kennedy // Mar 26, 2014 at 11:19 am

    E. Sekula

    are you related to the sadanover rov who was from the last chasidim of pre-war alexsander

  • 28 My name is Elisa G. Sekula // May 5, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I am married into the Sekula Family, and am from the southern part of Texas. I was married to Daniel Gerard Sekula and was blessed with 3 children. The Polish people as I grew up in my town of Edinburg, Texas were excellent farmers, with large families that all helped to clear land. I married into the family, and I am a sephardic Jewish Bloodline, and I know That Father is leading me to help my children claim their heritage as jews, this I believe was hidden because of persecution. If you can help with some answers, it would be greatly appreciated. My oldest son, was killed in Iraq, on April 1, 2004 and you can learn about him by this: The Dustin Michael Sekula Library of Edinburg Texas.
    Elisa G. Sekula

  • 29 My name is Elisa G. Sekula // May 6, 2014 at 8:29 am

    looking for history of the Sekula Family, from Panna Maria, Texas and then ending up in McCook Texas.

  • 30 YD Miller // Mar 28, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    The photo of RAAY at Manichewitz

  • 31 יודל // Feb 1, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    היום היארצייט ועכשיו הייתי שם

  • 32 Nathaniel Shlosberg Dutton // Jul 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I am researching my family and I believe that Rabbi Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch is my Great, Great, Great Grandfather. He had a daughter Sophia who married my Great Great Grandfather Solomon Shlosberg in Kapulak or Capulia in Minsk, Russia (now Belarus). They emigrated to Manchester, UK at some point between 1898 and 1902 and Sophia died here in 1931.

  • 33 Martin Kloos // Oct 30, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    You can see some more information about the Shul that the Rabbi set up in Manchester here:

    An excerpt: Our Synagogue was founded on 21st March 1904 – 5 Nissan 5664. When the late Rabbi Yudelovitch left the New Shul, Cheetham Hill Road, his followers decided to form a synagogue of their own.

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