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Rabbi Chaim Shunfenthal

October 25th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Rosh Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)
d. 1 Teves, 1953 (5714) Rosh Chodesh / Chanukah
Prior to his arrival in America the Rav was a R”M in the Yeshiva of Baranovitch.
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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 josh s // Oct 28, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Rabbi Shufenthal was sent by his father, a poor tailor, to study at the yeshiva in Slonim where he became known as an illui. After receiving semikhah, he was appointed ram in the yeshiva of Baronowitz where he remained for many years. He came to America in 1927 and was almost immediately appointed a rosh yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.

    He taught hundreds of students who were influenced by his honesty, righteousness and simplicity. His love for his students was evidenced by his willingness to continue teaching in the Yeshiva during the summer months without remuneration. He was an extraordinary darshan and lectured in many synagogues throughout the city. He remained at the Yeshiva for 28 years until his death.

  • 2 YD Miller // Jan 27, 2014 at 5:57 pm

  • 3 Susan Green // Apr 29, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Rabbi Shunfenthal immigrated to the United States in September 1926 with his family — wife Slawa (Sylvia), sons Boruch (Benjamin) Shunfenthal (1917-1959) and Sheftel (Sheffield) Thall (1920-2000), and daughter Brocha (Beatrice) Taragin (1923-2013). Their last residence in Europe was Bialystok and their destination in the U.S. was Chevra Agudas Achim in Bayonne, NJ. Beatrice married Rabbi Nathan Taragin, son of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taragin.

  • 4 Bernard Shunfenthal // Jul 7, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Rabbi Chaim Shunfenthal and his wife Slava (Sylvia) are buried next to each other in the “Jewish Centre of Highbridge” section of the Cedar Park Cemetery located at 735 Forest Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652

  • 5 YD Miller // Sep 12, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    His daughter married Rabbi Nathan (nachman) Torogin:

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