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Rabbi Gershon Hyman

August 11th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Rabbi Gershon Hyman

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Rav, Congregation Chesed Shel Emes Adas Ellen Street, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. December 22, 1878 - Kislev 26 5639

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Cemetery Details
8211 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: (718) 366-3748
Fax: (718) 366-8471
Contact: Antonio Jones


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Union Field Cemetery in Queens, maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Location: Main Road, right on Path I and go about thirty feet past the end of the pavement, along the boarded of Machpelah Cemetery near the kever of Rabbi Yehoshua Kalmonson . The kever of Rav Avroham Yosef Ash is to the left.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Gerson Hyman

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rabbi Gershon Hyman, Credit: Eli Rabinowitz

Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Hyman Gershon Marker Text
Photo Caption: Tombstone text, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Tzvi (Harris) Hyman, relationship unknown

Credit: Deborah Hyman, granddaughter of Rabbi Gershon Hyman

Tags: General · New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 George M Hyman // Oct 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Gerson Hyman was my great great great grandfather. I’m named for my grandfather, who was named for him. One error – Deborah Hyman was Gerson’s wife, not granddaughter. She outlived him by over 50 years. Maiden name was Epestein, and she’s also referred to as Michaela (reflecting her Hebrew name) or Dora in various documents. My father was named for his grandfather who is the Samuel I. Hyman referred to in the obituary shown.

  • 2 Moe Angelos // Dec 22, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Mr. Hyman, my name is Moe and I live in a building in Manhattan on East 13th Street that was built in 1901 by your great great great grandfather Gerson. I’m doing research about my building and discovered Gerson built a row of four tenements (called “6-sty brk flats”) and my building is one of them.

    Gerson lived with his family nearby at 227 East 16th, where a church now stands. His business was also nearby, at 105 E 16th.

    I can share with you more information, but I may be telling you things you already know!

    I’d love to know anything you know from your family about how the “brk flats” were sold or deeded to others.

    It seems Gerson was a pillar of the Jewish community and was himself a rabbi at the Old Allen Street synagogue but I have had a hard time tracking down an image of that shul.

    Please let me know if any of this information is incorrect. You know how the internet can be.

    All best to you,

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