Kevarim of Tzadikim in North America

Rabbi Dr. Chaim Henry Pereira Mendez

חיים ב"ר אברהם

President and Co-founder, Orthodox Union (OU)

Date of Death: Wed. October 20, 1937 - Cheshvan 15 5698

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Cemetery Details
2 Cypress Hills Street
Ridgewood, NY 11208
United States

Phone: 212 873 0300
Contact: Zachariah Edinger


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Beth Olam is broken into 3 sections, the Shearith Israel section is accessed from the first entrance (from the Jackie Robinson Expressway) on the left side behind the Chapel building. Please note that paths are not well marked and there is no onsite caretaker.

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.

Biographical Notes:

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.

In Memorial 
Dr. Abraham Goldstein
Co-founder, Orthodox Union (OU)

Photo Caption: Dr. Abraham Goldstein, Credit: Courtesy Goldstein Family Collection

Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH

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