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Rabbi Chaim (Henry) Pereira Mendez

November 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Cofounder of the Orthodox Union – OU
d. 15 Cheshvan, 1937
Rav Mendes an early pioneer, upholding true Torah values in the United States was the Moreh Dasrah of Congregation Shearith Israel (The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue). The Rav, also served as the president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (UOJCA). The UOJCA now goes by the name Orthodox Union or OU for short. The goal of the UOJCA was to establish a united voice for America Orthodox Jewry.
Beth Olam Cemetery
2 Cypress Hills Street,
Ridgewood (Queens), New York 11208
(Shearith Israel section, to the right of the Chapel Building, bottom of the hill on the main path to the left)

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