Rabbi Yaakov Jacques Lyons
יעקוב ב"ר יהודהMinister, Congregation Beth Shalom, Richmond, Virginia
Date of Death:
Mon. August 13, 1877 -
Elul 4 5637
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Directions to Kever: The Beth Olam Cemetery is located on the Eastern side (towards Queens) of the Jackie Robinson Parkway on the Cypress Hills / Ridgewood border in Queens. The cemetery is kept in pristine condition however, unfortunately their records are in total disarray and paths are not well marked. Location: Across the path from the mast shaped marker of Commodore, Uriah Phillips Levy.
Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Juda
Minister, son of Yehuda Lyons, born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana, Aug. 25, 1814. He was educated in Surinam, and was minister of the Spanish & Portuguese congregation there, Neveh Shalom, for five years. He left Surinam in 1837 and went to Richmond, VA, where for two years he was minister of the Congregation Beth Schalom. In 1839 he was elected minister of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation Shearith Israel, New York City and served the congregation thirty-eight years, successfully combating every movement to change the form of worship in his congregation.
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