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Rabbi Chaim Yitzchok Bloch

February 10th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Rabbi Chaim Yitzchok Bloch

חיים יצחק ב"ר חנוך זונדל הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Jersey City, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. March 18, 1948 - Adar II 7 5708

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Cemetery Details
12 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
United States

Phone: 877-843-7101
Contact: Peter Blacksberg


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Directions to Kever: Riverside Cemetery in Saddle Brook, NJ maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Location: Near the office

Biographical Notes:

Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Photo Caption: Rav Bloch (front row) was among the over 400 Rabbanim and Admorim who on Erev Yom Kippur, 1943 marched on Washington, DC demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe. Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information: 
Prior to serving in Jersey City the Rav server in Plunge and Bauska both are in Latvia.

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Tags: New Jersey · Riverside Cemetery - Saddle Brook

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Farshlufen // Feb 10, 2010 at 10:27 am

  • 2 YD Miller // Feb 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Besides the commentary on the Rytv”a mentioned on his tumbstone, Rabbi Bloch printed some Shiorim he gave while in Plongeon, Lithuania under tha same name Divrie Chibah (see link), intresting, the last entry there is a responsa against Rabbi AA Yudelevitz’s Pesak concerning Chalitza through a Shliach.

  • 3 Elana Grayman // Apr 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    These are my great-grandparents. Stories or articles, etc that anyone might have and would like to share are most welcome and appreciated.

    As far as I know, born 1864 in Plunge, Lithuania. Studied in Grubin and Volozhin. Founded Yeshiva in Plunge in 1894. Became Rabbi of Bausk in 1902.
    Left for America in 1922. Rav in Jersey City, Bergen Avenue shul till his death in 1948.

  • 4 Yisrael // Jul 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    This is my great great grandfather- as far as bio, look in the Encyclopedia Judaica or in Rabbi Abraham Bloch’s book ‘Day by Day in Jewish History’

  • 5 YD Miller // Jan 22, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Rav Bloch is seen prominently among the Rabbis who marched in Washington DC in 1943 for the liberation of the jews in europe, see here:

  • 6 Laurel // Apr 27, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    For his descendants.. do you know how he was related to Rabbi Chaim N Shohet and/or Rabbi M.S. Margolies?

  • 7 Chaim Yitzchak Goldberger // May 24, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Laurel – I am Rav Bloch, zt”l,’s great-grandson. I am not aware of a family connection to Rav Shohet or to Rav Margolies. If you can supply a lead, I would be grateful.

  • 8 Laurel // Jun 28, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Sorry for the delay. I am investigating the Shohet family, which includes several rabbis. A bar mitzvah in 1929 for the son of Rabbi David M. Shohet listed out-of-town relatives, including Rabbi M. S. Margolies (a first cousin to his mother, probably) and Rabbi C. I. Block of Jersey City. Also listed was Rabbi Samuel Halpern of Roxbury. David M. Shohet was a rabbi for many years in Yonkers. His father was Chaim N. Shohet, ABD of Abely (Obeliai, Lithuania) and rabbi in Portland, ME. His brother Moses Shohet was rabbi in Bangor, ME. I suspect the Halperns are related to Chaim N. Shohet, because they also came from Abely. I haven’t been able to get enough information about Rabbi Bloch to see how he might be connected. You can email me at (remove the spaces) dog walker 47-research @ yahoo .com