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Rabbi Dovid Yosef Schick

August 28th, 2009 · 27 Comments

Rabbi Dovid Yosef Schick

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Rav, Congregation Bies Yisroel (West Side Jewish Center) New York City

Date of Death: Thu. March 17, 1938 - Adar II 14 5698

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Cemetery Details
5400 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11230
United States

Phone: (718) 377-8690


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Over the years Washington Cemetery has become extremely difficult to navigate due to overcrowding and poor record keeping, getting a map is always recommended.

Directions to Kever: The Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York maintains detailed burial records and will provide assistance upon request. Location: See pictures below.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Joseph Schick

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ

Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ

Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ

Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ

Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Yoni Schick // Sep 14, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Rav Dovid Yosef Schick ztl is my grandfather, who tragically died at a young age, leaving a widow and four young children.

    The famous Schick’s bakery was started so that my incredible grandmother a”h, a widow for over 50 years, could survive and provide for her family.

    My Zeidy wrote two English seforim that I have among the last extant copies. These seforim are eye-openers and provide a rare glimpse of an American Rabbi dealing with the challenges of a depression-era congregation.

    My grandfather is a direct descendent of the Imrei Dovid zt”l.

  • 2 MBD // Sep 14, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Who was the Imrei Dovid?

  • 3 YD Miller // Sep 14, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    The Imrei Dovid was Rabbi Dovid Schick of Brezove and later Rabbi in Tokayi, Hungary.

    The Schicks were a famous Rabbinic family in Galicia and Hungary, withe most famed being Rabbi Moshe Schick of Chust the Mahara”m Schick, a desciple of the Chasam Sofer and one of the leaders of the Orthodoxy in Hungary.

    Who was Reb Yosef Dovid’s father and when did he come to the US, I see there was also Rabbi Mordechai Schick in McCeesport PA.

  • 4 Chevraman // Sep 14, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    There was a Rav Benyamin Schick (he passed away about a year ago) who was know as Tokaj Rav, is this the same family?

  • 5 Azi // Sep 14, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    If anyone would like to know the exact location of this grave: I took the pic at Wash. Cemetery, Cemetery #3. It is right along Bay Parkway, close to the street, at the far end near 59th Street.

  • 6 Yoni Schick // Sep 15, 2009 at 12:19 am

    YD, His father’s name was Rav Chaim Meir, but I unfortunately do not know much more. As you said, he was a Rav as well, though my understanding is that he did not come to the US, only my grandfather did for a shidduch with my grandmother, and then stayed.

  • 7 Yoni Schick // Sep 15, 2009 at 12:19 am

    and thanks, Azi, for the photo and info.

  • 8 YD Miller // Sep 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    How do you know that he was a “direct descendent of the Imrei Dovid zt”l”?

    Who was his wife?

    Reb Binyamin was the zon of Reb Menachem Zev Schick the Tokayi Ravand they were Einiklech of the Imrei Dovid.

  • 9 Yoni Schick // Sep 15, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Family tree
    Yonason Daniel Schick son of:
    R’ Asher Anschel Schick son of:
    Rav Dovid Yosef Schick son of:
    Rav Chaim Mayer Schick son of:
    Rav Yaakov Schick son of:
    Rav Dovid Schick

  • 10 Yankie Friedman // Sep 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Can you shed any light to R’ Mordechai Schicks stay in Mckeesport, Pa as my great grandfather (Rav Yaakov-Jacob Friedman) was living in Clairton, Pa (next town over) a Melamud and Rov from 1922-1940 at the time he was nifter.
    Yankie Friedman

  • 11 asher // Sep 23, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    By coincidence, I came across this Kever this past Purim, the day of the Rav z”l yahrzeit.
    I was driving past on Bay Parkway when i pulled over and noticed this headstone – it stuck out from the rest due to it’s age.

    Realizing that the yahrzeit was this very same day, i was kinda taken back by the coincidence.

    After googling a bit, i finally found a son of his, Dr. Marvin Schick, who surprisingly resides in BP.

    Happens to be that Dr Marvin went through surgery and wasn’t able at the time to dig up some pictures of his father or write me more about him.

    He did share with me his misgivings towards West Side Jewish Center for the wrongful sale of grave sites (within the same gate as of the Rav) to Russians, some of them whom may not be even Jewish. He did not want to elaborate.

    If anyone has a picture and is willing to share ’em with me, I’d be very appreciate.

  • 12 Chevraman // Sep 24, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Is it the same Dr. Marvin Schick who is the administrator off the RJJ school system?

  • 13 asher // Sep 24, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I believe so. Below is a link to his blog;

  • 14 YD Miller // Sep 24, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I found in the Sefer Yashriesh Yaakov (link below) a special thanks to Rabbi Dovid Yosef Schick “a famous Rabbi in New York”.

    The Sefer was authored by Rav Yaakov Schick of Nagydvar, Hungary son of the above mentioned Rav Dovid Schick of Toakayi, and was printed by the author’s two sons Rav Mier Schick of Onad and Rav Menachem Schick of Sickso.

    It appears then that this Rav Schick was the son of Rav Mier of Onad as he is labled “Grandson of the author”.

  • 15 YD Miller // Sep 24, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Rav Schick had/has 3 sons;
    1) Reb Mier (Marvin)
    2) Reb Asher Anshil
    3) Reb Arye
    and one daughter married to Reb Chaim Maletzki.

    He had a BIL Reb Kalman Sholom Kellner, rav in Tanke, Hungary and then in Passaic NJ.

  • 16 YD Miller // Sep 24, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    He was the Rabbi of the west Side Jewish Center or Cong. Bies Yisroel, on 347 west 34th st in Manhattan.

    One of his works in English is named “The Kaddish; Its power for good”.

  • 17 Asher // Dec 23, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Yoni, would you be able to send me a pic of your grandfather?

  • 18 Reb Elya // Jan 8, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Hashgacha Pratis

  • 19 asher lowy // Feb 24, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Sadly, his son Rebbi Aryeh, passed away just recently.

  • 20 nee schick // Jun 28, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I have a brother, Rabbi Dovid Schick, shlit’e in Israel.
    Rabbi Yekusiel Mordechai Schick formerly of Mekeysport (spelling? USA) was an uncle to my/our faher Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Schick from Australia who emigrated with his Rebbetzin a’h and five children after the Hungarian revolution of ‘1956. More information can be had bli neder, by writing to the above e-mail. (All of the above is NOT FOR PUBLICATION). Thank you, sl
    BTW Who is YD Miller? s

  • 21 nee schick // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:12 am

    If you like I can be of assistance with the correct spelling/s, in Hungarian.
    e.g. R’ Kalmman/Kalmen Sholom KELLNER, Rav in TENKE, Hungary, etc. etc.
    Also (going backward/scrolling up.)
    Rabbi MEIR/MEIER of ONOD, Hungary.
    Rabbi Yaacov SCHICK, was from NADUDVAR.
    Rav Dovid SHCICK of TOKAJ (world famous for it’s wines:) BTW Was my direct ancestor, from bothe my Parents a”h. He was FATHER of my Father’s Zeide, Rav MENACHEM MENDLE SCHICK of SZIKSZO (pronounced Sic-soh). BTW: I heard from a first person who was a childhood friend of his [Rav Menachem Mendl SCHICK’s] daughter, that he was a Wonder Rabbi… We could write a book. (We SHOULD write a book. ‘One day’ 🙂 Also, the IMREI DOVID, Rav Dovid SCHICK from TOKAJ and before that, of BREZOVA (BREZEVE in Yiddish)
    authored a Sefer called: IMREI DOVID, was a Grand-father/Zeide of my Mother Rebbetzin MALKA TCHARNA (Malke Tsarne) a”h. Zechusom Yogein Oleinu Ve’al KOL Yisroel. . .

  • 22 nee schick // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Sorry for some obvious ‘typos’.
    In a hurry. sl

  • 23 nee schick // Jul 19, 2016 at 10:13 am

    It is with a heavy heart that I inform the ‘public’ ofthe petire/death of Rebbetzin Soro Rivko bas Levi SCHICK, aged 94. Rebbetzin SCHICK was the widow of HoRav Yekusiel Mordechai SCHICK ztz”l,
    formerly of Miami, Boro Park, Crown Heights ???Mekeysport. He was known as the MISKOLC ROV, (pronounced Mishkoltz). He authored a Sefer “Mirkeches LiB’Somim and (re)published the Sefer IMREI DOVID.
    He is buried close to the SATMER REBBE, Reb Yoilish, zecher tzaddik vekodosh livrocho.
    The Miskolc REBBETZIN’s petira was just last week, 8th ? Tammuz, 5776 Erev Sh”k and was zoche to kvure that same day.
    Isho ksheiro ateres baalo, Rodef tzeddoko vochessed kol yemei chaye’ho. . . nee: Moskovitz. PS: She was a grand-daughter of the baal Kitzur Shulchon Oruch, Rabbi Sloimo Ganzfried. sl

  • 24 ESN // Mar 18, 2018 at 1:48 am

    I just found a letter and book I bought on ebay by Rabbi Yekusiel Mordechai Schuck on his letter head from when he was in McKeesport PA as Rabbi.
    In the letter he is giving a copy of Emri Dovid which came with the letter to a friend. Very odd I bought this from a non-Jew who got it an estate sale.

  • 25 ESN // Mar 18, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Can someone please tell me more about Rabbi Y. M Schick the author. Please email me.

  • 26 nee SCHICK, Australia // May 9, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    please Google – MY SHABBOS IN LAKEWOOD
    for a very interesting article by Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum. (, Jly. 23, ‘2009).

    I trust you will find what you are searching for, there. sl

  • 27 David jungreis // Apr 29, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    to yony please email me your cotacts i have lots of info and pictures of the schick family

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