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Rabbi Avroham Betzalel Epstein

March 21st, 2016 · 1 Comment

Rabbi Avroham Betzalel Epstein

אברהם בצלאל ב"ר צבי יעקב

Chief Rabbi, Republic of Estonia

Date of Death: Thu. September 1, 1938 - Elul 5 5698

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Beth Tefyla Schachnus Cemetery is located in the Price Hill section of Cincinnati is part of the Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati Association which maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. There are two entrances on Sunset that connect in the form of a “U”. The entrances are shared entrances to both the Montefiore Cemetery and the Beth Tefyla Schachnus Cemetery. Location: Section: 1, Row: 12, Grave Number: 12

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name on marker: Betsalel

Biographical Notes:

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Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Betzalel Epstein, Credit: Ryan Shell

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)
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Photo Caption: The Rav’s brther-in-law, Rev Avroham Chaim Goodman d. 1931. He was married to the Rav’s sister Chaya Mushe and served as a shochet in Butler, PA. Credit: Ryan Shell

Bio Information:
Once in Cincinnati (1929), Rav Epstein  served at Congregation Bnai Yaakov which then merged with Agudas Israel (Golf Manor) in 1933. The Rav ran a Kashrus agencies which operated independently from Rav Eliezer Silver’s Va’ad Hoier.

Credit: Ryan Shell

Tags: Cincinnati, OH · Ohio

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  • 1 Daniel J. Fish // Nov 15, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Rabbi Avrohom Betzalel Epstein was my great grandfather. His father was the Rabbi Zvi Yaakov Epstein buried in Rochester NY. His last surviving child, my grandmother, Esther Epstein Fish, died in 2003. He was a rabbi in Estonia before coming to America (Cincinnati), whether he was chief rabbi of Estonia, I can’t say. If interested, you may contact me for more biographical information.

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