Kevarim of Tzadikim in North America

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Menahel, The Uptown Talmud Torah, East Harlem, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. December 1, 1931 - Kislev 21 讗讘专讛诐 爪讘讬 讘"专 砖讘转讬

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5400 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11230
United States

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Notes: Over the years Washington Cemetery has become extremely difficult to navigate due to overcrowding and poor record keeping, getting a map is always recommended.

Directions to Kever: The Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York maintains detailed burial records and will provide assistance upon request. Location: Needed

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Credit: Jonathan Wolf


Photo Caption: The Uptown Talmud Torah as it stands today at聽132 E 111th Steet in Harlem, Credit: Google

Photo Caption: Students at the Uptown Talmud Torah, circa 1917, Credit: The Jewish Communal Register of New York City, 1917鈥1918, Origination:聽Jeffrey Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University



Source: New York Times, February 10, 1913

The Uptown Talmud Torah
In 1905, the Talmud Torah, founded in 1892, joined with the Hebrew Educational Institute to form the Uptown Talmud Torah Association. Their stated goal was to 鈥渢he erection of a veritable Temple of Learning in the heart of Harlem, a large Hebrew School to contain 20 classes for boys and girls, with an auditorium, lecture hall, and library.鈥
By the 1910s, it was the largest Jewish school in America. Later the building housed Shearith Israel mi’Turkey Kehillah Kedosha, founded in 1911 and offering services in Hebrew and Greek. Several organizations met there including the Knights of Zion and the Herzl Branch of I.H.S.Z. In its prime, the Talmud Torah hosted a second location at 227 East 104th Street. The former Jewish center became the Commander John J. Shea Memorial School in 1943. John J. Shea (1898鈥1942) was killed in action in the South Pacific aboard the aircraft carrier Wasp. It closed in 1971.
Source: Matthew X. Kiernan


Credit: Jonathan Wolf



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