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Rabbi Eliezer Kleinberg

August 29th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Rav Eliezer Kleinberg


Rav, Congregation Bnai Abraham, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Mon. February 9, 1891 - Adar I 1 5651
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Cemetery Details
5500 Market St (near 55th Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19139
United States

Phone: 215-922-5446
Fax: 215-922-1550
Contact: Louis Kessler


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Visits to this cemetery are by appointment only. Call or email the Mikveh Israel office for an appointment and expect to pay $25. Main Office and Archives & Artifacts 44 N. 4th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-2197

Directions to Kever: The cemetery is open to the public only once a year on the Sunday before Yom Kippur. For other times or a private tour contact the Mikveh Israel office at (215) 922-5446 or via email:

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Kleinberg

Biographical Notes:

Rav Kleinberg was born in the town of Bavisk, Lithuania and was the son-in-law of Rav Yisrael Lipchitz, the Chief Judge of the Vilna Bias Din. Soon after his father-in-laws passing the Rav was appointed as his replacement. He was then known as Rav Eliezer Dayan.
In 1890, Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph on New York City invited Rav Kleinberg to assume the pulpit at Congregation Bnai Abraham of Philadelphia. Soon after his funereal his son-in-law Rav Dov Aryeh Levinthal was installed has his successor.

Credit: Louis Kessler, Congregation Mikveh Israel

Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Aug 29, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Short Bio:

    Hesped (Euology) oF Rav Kleinberg while still Dyayan in Vilna, on Reb Matisyahu Strashun:

  • 2 asher // Aug 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Behind the Rav –
    Left side: The Rav’s daughter’s marker (Leventhal)
    Right Side: Rebetzin Sachs, wife of Rav Yosroel Moshe Sachs – does anyone info her esteemed husband…?

  • 3 Reb Elya // Aug 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Please add the needs repair tag.

  • 4 Allie // Sep 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm



    I have recently become a Baal teshuva and have been trying to figure out my ancestry on my mothers side. Unfortunately, my grandmother is dying and grew up religious. She does not remember exactly the where abouts of her parents and grandparents so much, but what she did tell me is we are related to a Rav kleinberg in PA. How do I figure out if this is him?

    Thank you!

  • 5 YD Miller // Sep 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm


    Welcome aboard, we just learned that there where Baali Teshuvah get to stand in heaven, even the biggest Tzadikim could not get, Chazak!

    What do you know about your ailing grandmother, what was her maiden name, where was she born etc. maybe we can help you find your roots.

    I know someone of the family of Rabbi Kleinberg who has done extensive research on the family, she might be able to help you.

    you can email me for more details

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