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Rabbi Yaakov Judah Lyons

September 29th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Rabbi Yaakov Jacques Lyons

יעקוב ב"ר יהודה

Minister, Congregation Bais Shalom, Richmond, VA

Date of Death: Mon. August 13, 1877 - Elul 4 5637

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Cemetery Details
2 Cypress Hills Street
Ridgewood, NY 11208
United States

Phone: 212 873 0300
Contact: Zachariah Edinger


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Beth Olam is broken into 3 sections, the Shearith Israel section is accessed from the first entrance (from the Jackie Robinson Expressway) on the left side behind the Chapel building. Please note that paths are not well marked and there is no onsite caretaker.

Directions to Kever: The Beth Olam Cemetery in Cypress Hills is bisected by the border between Brooklyn and Queens. The paths are not well marked and finding the individual monuments can be difficult. Location: Across the path from the mast shaped marker of Commodore, Uriah Phillips Levy.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Juda

Biographical Notes:

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.

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Beth Olam · New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 asher lowy // Sep 29, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Nice find!!!

  • 2 asher lowy // Sep 29, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    איש נאמן
    ה״ה ה״ג ה״נ ה״מ ו״נ נז״י כבוד ר׳
    יעקב בר יהודה
    נולד בעיר סורינאם ביום י״ט לחודש מנחם
    שנת תקעג לפ״ק
    ושם היה רועה את אחיו בק״ק ברכה ושלום
    וב׳ שנים בק״ק בית שלום בריטשמונד
    ול״ח שנים בק״ק שארית ישראל בעיר הזאת
    נפטר בשם טוב ביום ד׳ לחודש אדר
    שנת אבד חסיד מן הארץ וישר באדם אין לפ״ק
    ???? בכל שניו עבד אלקיו – חסיד עניו מרבה
    ואת הפעם יאמר העם – איכה יועם כתר תורה

  • 3 asher lowy // Sep 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Portrait (painting) of Rabbi Lyons

  • 4 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm

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