Kevarim of Tzadikim in North America

Rabbi Eliyahu Heschel Hillkowitz

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Date of Death: Mon. January 22, 1906 - Teves 25 5666

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Cemetery Details
6841 E 62nd Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022
United States

Phone: (303) 288-1414


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Directions to Kever: Rose Hill Cemetery located in Commerce City, Colorado maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Hillkowitz

Biographical Notes:

Hillkowitz pic
Photo caption: Rabbi Eliyahu Hillkowitz, Credit: Needed

Bio Information:
“(Rabbi Hillkowitz), who came to Denver in 1890, was deserving of all the respect that was shown him by the entire community. Rabbi Hillkowitz was born in Rutwan, Kovno, Russia, and educated in the Yeshivas of Woloczin, Zhitomir, and Kovno. He was ordained by the chief of the Russian rabbinate, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan, and served as a rabbi for the first time in Pickeln, Kovno. During the troubled years in Russia, he left the rabbinate for commercial pursuits, in which he acquired some wealth, but, driven from village to village, he lost it and came to the United States. In Cincinnati, the stronghold of Reform Judaism, he founded the first Orthodox synagogue and thus became the dean of that city’s rabbinate. Asthma brought him to Denver in 1890, and the following year he returned east to bring his family. In Denver Rabbi Hillkowitz was immediately recognized as the dean of the city’s Orthodox rabbinate”
Source: Pioneers, Peddlers & Tzadikim, by Ida Libert Uchill

Credit: Feivel Yosef Leventhal

Credit: Feivel Yosef Leventhal

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