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Rabbi Chaim Nosson Shochet

October 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rabbi Chaim Nosson Shochet

חיים נתן ב"ר משה

Rav, Congregation Etz Chaim, Portland, Maine

Date of Death: Sun. June 12, 1921 - Sivan 7 5682

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Smith Street Cemetery located in South Portland, Maine is along Smith Street near Preble Street. The cemetery is kept locked at all time. For access contact Jewish Community Alliance of Portland.

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Laurel Singer

Bio Information: 
Rav Chaim Nosson Shochet, born in 1855 was originally from Vieksniai, Lituania.  According to research he was the Rav or Av Bet Din of Abely (Obiliai, Lithuania).  He immigrated to the US in 1907, and settled in Portland, Maine where he served as rabbi of Shaarey Tphiloh until 1916.  In 1917 he led a break-away group to found Congregation Adas Israel, later known as Congregation Etz Chaim. Upon his passing, his son Rav Moses became rabbi at Etz Chaim.
Rav Moshe led Etz Chaim until around 1932 at which time he relocated to  Quincy, Massachusetts.  He eventually emigrated to Israel (Palestine) in 1939  and settled in Jerusalem where he lived until his passing in 1946. He was buried at Agudath Achim Anshei America Cemetery, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem.
Another son, Rabbi Dovid Menachem  was the Rabbi at Agudas Achim, Yonkers, New York and a professor at Columbia University

Credit: Laurel Singer

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

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