Rabbi Dr. Chaim Henry Pereira Mendez
חיים ב"ר אברהםPresident and Co-founder, Orthodox Union (OU)
Date of Death:
Wed. October 20, 1937 -
Cheshvan 15 5698
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Directions to Kever: The Beth Olam Cemetery is located on the Eastern side (towards Queens) of the Jackie Robinson Parkway on the Cypress Hills / Ridgewood border in Queens. The cemetery is kept in pristine condition however, unfortunately their records are in total disarray and paths are not well marked. Location: Shearith Israel section, to the right of the Chapel Building, at the bottom of the hill along the main path on the left.
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 Orthodoxy.
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