Rabbi Klonimus Shalom Kellner
קלונימות שלום ב"ר אברהם הלויRav,Congregation Hungarian Hebrew Men, Passaic, New Jersey
Date of Death:
Mon. February 3, 1958 -
Shevat 13 5718
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Kolonymus Sholom HaLevi Kellner was born in 1883 in Nagykövesd, Slovakia as the youngest child to Rabbi Avraham and Sara Kellner. Rabbi Avraham was the rav in Nagykövesd and authored Os Avraham. In 1907, Kolonymus Sholom married Leah Schick, daughter of Rabbi Yaakov Schicka, Rav in Nadudvar, Hungary who authored Yashresh Yaakov. As a young man, Kolonymus Sholom learned at the Pressburg yeshiva and received semicha from the Shevet Sofer. Shortly thereafter, he began his service as the rabbi of a small congregation in Tenka, Hungary. Rabbi Kellner served as the head Jewish chaplain of the Hungarian army during World War I. Worried that his sons would be drafted into the Hungarian army, Rabbi Kellner immigrated to the United States in 1924, where he rabbinated at Cong. Hungarian Hebrew Men in Passaic, NJ until his passing in 1958.
Rabbi Kellner is buried in Riverside Cemetery.
Source: Daniel Jacobson
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