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Rabbi Chaim David Borofsky

May 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Rabbi Chaim Dovid Borofsky

חיים דוד ב"ר אברהם אבא

Dean, Talmud Torah of Saint Joseph, Missouri

Date of Death: Fri. July 11, 1930 - Tammuz 15 5690

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Cemetery:

Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Shaare Sholem Cemetery is located in Saint Joseph, Missouri along Arlington Ave. Location: Section: 3

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Hyman David Borofsky

Biographical Notes:

Borofsky Chaim Dovid
Photo Caption: Rabbi Chaim David Borofsky

Bio Information:
The Rav was born in 1846.


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Tags: Missouri

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 David M. Katzman // Jun 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Borofsky came to the United States from Russia in 1891; a mohel and shochet, he became hazan at the House of Jacob Orthodox congregation in Leavenworth Kansas. A year later he was joined by his wife Hannah and 2 daughters, Rivke and Jennie. Listed as Rev. Borofsky, later rabbi, it is likely he did not have semicha.
    There was a very small immigrant Orthodox community in Leavenworth, and around 1906 the family, now with 5 children, moved to St. Joseph, Missouri. Saint Joseph had 2 Orthodox shuls at the time, and a thriving Orthodox community, which included second-generation congregants as well as recent immigrants. Borofsky opened a kosher meat market, which he continued to run for 20 years. In 1915 the city directory listed him as rabbi, B’nai Jacob synagogue, Saint Joseph, and in the 1920 census listed him as “kosher” at Shaare Sholem Synagogue, indicating he was mashgiach in the community. He also headed and taught at the talmud torah at Saint Joseph, the Orthodox religious and Hebrew school.

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