Rabbi Dov Brennglass
דוב בן אליעזרRav, Congregation Adath Israel, Massena, New York
Date of Death:
Tue. June 7, 1966 -
Sivan 20 5726
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Directions to Kever: Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Along Judah Avenue near Cleveland Avenue (one section of the corner), Section: B:7, Congregation Orach Chaim Society, toward the back along the first path
Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi Berel Brennglass
Photo Caption: Rabbi Berel Brennglass, Credit: Chris Brock (NNY-360)
Photo Caption: Massena, New York (c. 1930), Credit: Edward Berenson
Photo Caption: Rabbi Berel Brennglass, Credit: MCA
Photo Caption: Brennglass family, 1931, Credit: MCA
Photo Caption: Rabbi Eliezer Brennglass, Credit: MCA
In September of 1928, just two days before Yom Kippur, a blood libel was launched against the Jews of Massena. After only being missing for less than a day, the small Jewish community was accused of killing Babara Griffiths, a local four-year-old. It’s was claimed that they needed her blood for the upcoming Yom Kippur service. Rabbi Brennglass did everything in his power to protect his congregants as well as fight off the accusations. Griffiths was later found wandering lost in woods.
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