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Rabbi Eliezer Lesser

February 1st, 2010 · 7 Comments

Rabbi Eliezer Lesser

אליעזר ב"ר אריה ליב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. July 7, 1909 - Tammuz 18 5669

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Cemetery Details
81-10 Pitkin Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11417
United States

Phone: 212-874-7005
Contact: Daniel Goldberg


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Notes: It should be noted that Acacia, Bayside and Mokom Sholom are three independent cemeteries and while Acacia and Mokom Sholom are under the same management umbrella, Bayside is independently owned and operated. The cemeteries run along Pitkin and Liberty Avenues from 80th Street to 84th Street. Access to Bayside is from Pitkin Avenue only. Although in a constant state of cleanup, Bayside is in extreme disarray and can be dangerous, use caution when visiting!!! Actual care is provided by Cong Shaare Zeedk on the Upper West Side, they claim that all records were lost in a fire.

Directions to Kever: Although in a constant state of cleanup, Bayside Cemetery along Pitkin Avenue in Queens is in extreme disarray and can be dangerous, use caution when visiting!!! In the event of an emergency call 911. Location: Society: Congregation Lubowitz Weinzein, Path: A, Gate: 13, on the right side a few graves in. (The second section from the Liberty Avenue entrance)

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Lazarus Lesser

Biographical Notes:

Credit: David Wieder, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ

Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Queens / L.I., NY

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Feb 1, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    find a Rose N. Lesser being listed in the American Jewish Yearbook as a popular Jewish figure, here first husband was I. G. Samuels and the second husband was Lazarus Lesser who might be this rabbi, see link

  • 2 Rabbi G. // Feb 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    It would appear that they are husband and wife because the NYT in her obit lists the Rav by name, Rabbi Lazarus Lesser in addition to the fact that the burial will taker place at Bayside. The Rebbetzin, according to the NYT was involved with many charities serving the poor and indigent.

  • 3 Asher // Feb 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I have to double check, i don’t believe she is buried in the same section where he is buried (Gate 13, same section of Harav Vidrevitz Z”l). Secondly, it doesn’t indicate that he himself was a Rabbi other that his father was a very famous Rov.

  • 4 Ben Bee Zee // Feb 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Is he buried in Bayside or in Makom Shalom. I found his and his wife’s info in the records of Makom Shalom

    Rose N. Lesser
    death cert #33302 New York, N.Y., died 11/12/1908, born 10/1860 Russia, U. S. 1862, New York 1888, father Jacob Rosenzweich, mother Lenore Gefulhause, lived 31 W. 124th St., New York, N.Y., undertaker Sam Rothschild, 54 E. 116th St., New York, N.Y., Samuel Lot

    Lazerus Lesser
    death cert #20775 New York, died 7/7/09, father Louis Lesser, mother
    Rachel Levinson, widower, born 1851 Russia, undertaker S. Rothschild,
    54 E. 116th St., New York, N.Y.

  • 5 Asher // Feb 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Ben Bee Zee, He his buried in Bayside gate 13 (i took the picture above). Samuel lot where his wife is buried is also in Bayside (off the middle path)

    There are 3 cemeteries adjacent to each other.
    Mokom Shalom (left) Bayside (center) Acacia (right)

    Mokom Shalom is always locked, i never had a chance to crawl in, it seems to be the smallest of all 3.

  • 6 Ben Bee Zee // Feb 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    (you are right my records contained burials of all 3 cemeteries) Makom Shalom was a free burial cemetery where most of it are Galicians. they only have about 11,500 places.

  • 7 Aaron Feder // Nov 6, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    He wasn’t a Rav only the president of the Chabad shul on Henry Street

    His father was the Chasidic (Chabad) Rav of Dvinsk

    the family name is Zalkind

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