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Rabbi Chaim Yosef Shaul Porille

December 28th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Rabbi Chaim Yosef Shaul Porille

חיים יוסף שאול ב"ר אלימלך

Rav, Congregation Shaarey Shomayim (Roumanishe Shul), Lower East Side

Date of Death: Tue. September 10, 1968 - Elul 17 5728
Date different from marker.

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Society: ROUMANIAN, Path: 28R, Gate: Road

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: PORILLE, CHAIM

Biographical Notes:


Photo Caption: First Roumanian-American synagogue building on Rivington Street prior to it being demolished in 2006, Credit: Wikimedia

Bio Information:
Rav Porille was been born in Uscieczko (then in Poland) in 1899, and moved to the United States in 1927, to serve as rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations in Providence, Rhode Island. He became rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Shomayim in 1932, a post he held until 1962. He was a member of the executive board of the Agudath Harabonim.



Credit: Yoel Steuer

Credit: Yoel Steuer

Credit: Washington Floral Park Cemetery - Deans, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey (near Bobov)

Tags: Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 HBS // Apr 18, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I have heard he was one of the speakers at the Rabbis’ March in Washington, DC during the Holocaust – can anyone confirm?

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