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Rabbi Dovid Snierson (Schneersohn)

September 25th, 2017 · 8 Comments

Rabbi Dovid Snierson (Schneersohn)

(דוד ב"ר חיים שניאור (שנייער

Rav, Sons Of Israel Synagogue, Laconia, New Hampshire

Date of Death: Sat. February 20, 1954 - Adar I 17 5714

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Cemetery Details
303 S Beech Street
Manchester, NH 03103
United States

Phone: (603) 622-7531
Contact: Jeffrey Barraclough


Cemetery Map:

Notes: The Manchester Hebrew Cemetery was originally two separate cemeteries that were adjacent to each other and separated by a fence: Adath Yeshurun and Anshei Sephard. In 1946, the two cemeteries were united by building the chapel right on the line where the fence had been.

Directions to Kever: The Manchester Hebrew Cemetery is located at 303 S Beach Street in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: David Snierson

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rabbi Dovid Snierson, Credit: Elaine Sneirson Savin

From the TBI website: 
Although there may have been other Jews who settled earlier in Laconia, NH the first practicing Jew of note was David Snierson who arrived here in 1902. He had been a Talmudic Scholar in the old country and became the Spiritual Leader of the group of Jews who came and settled in the Laconia area in the early 20th century. Reb. Snierson taught Hebrew School, Bar Mitzvah students, and made decisions about Rabbinic Law and Kashrut. He led services for Shabbat and Holidays and imported and sold Kosher meat that was brought to Laconia from Manchester by train.
In 1920 David Snierson was hired by what became known as Sons of Israel, the Orthodox Synagogue as it’s first rabbi. He led Shabbat Services in homes and High Holiday Services were held at the Knights of Columbus Hall and other large gathering places. The Rav died in 1954.

Credit: Rabbi Levi Krinsky, Chabad Manchester, New Hampshire

Credit: Rabbi Levi Krinsky, Chabad Manchester, New Hampshire

Credit: Rabbi Levi Krinsky, Chabad Manchester, New Hampshire

Credit: Rav Dovid's brother, Reb Yehuda (Mich Louse) buried at the Adath Jeshurun (Blue Hill Avenue Shul) Cemetery in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Credit: JCAM

Tags: New Hampshire

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Levi Dubov // Nov 9, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    He arived in 1902 & passed away in2017???
    How old was he when he died?

  • 2 Admin // Nov 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

    His date of death is still a mystery. He probably died c. 1930.

  • 3 Rabbi Stern // Nov 10, 2017 at 11:04 am

    How was he a descendant of the Alter Rebbe?

  • 4 Chabad // Nov 16, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    David Sneierson was born on April 10, 1859 in Bauska, Latvia. He was married to Yetta (maiden name unknown) and emigrated with his five children (the sixth one, Bernard, was born in New Hampshire) and arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 19, 1903, on the ship “Saxonia” of the Cunard Line. He was naturalized in Laconia, Belknap County, around 1908. On his naturalization papers, his occupation is listed as “junk dealer.” His witnesses were Sherman E. Moulton, carpenter, and William D. Roby, painter, both of Laconia. He is believed to be the brother of Louis Sneierson.

  • 5 Lynne Snierson // Jun 5, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    I am the granddaughter of David and Yetta Sneierson and the daughter of Bernard Snierson. My father, who died in 1988, told me his mother’s maiden name was Trachtenberg. Thank you very much for this information, some of which I did not know.

  • 6 guest // Jun 24, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Do you know any information on Your father’s family? Where they came from, and how they would be related with the extended Shneerson family?

    Thank you.

  • 7 Lynne Snierson // Nov 8, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Yes, I do have some information. They came from the Guberniya province of Lithuania. I’m not sure exactly how we’re part of and related to the extended Shneerson family, only that we are. Might you be a cousin?

  • 8 Lynne Snierson // Nov 8, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    To Rabbi Stern: My grandfather died in 1954 at the age of 97. My father, who died in 1988, said that his father definitely was a cousin to the Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson. I regret that I do not know exactly how they were related, and suspect I never shall.

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