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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Kastel

June 23rd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Kastel

מנחם מענדיל ב"ר אלחנן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. August 19, 1940 - Av 15 5700
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Cemetery Details
81-10 Pitkin Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11417
United States

Phone: 212-874-7005
Contact: Daniel Goldberg


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Notes: It should be noted that Acacia, Bayside and Mokom Sholom are three independent cemeteries and while Acacia and Mokom Sholom are under the same management umbrella, Bayside is independently owned and operated. The cemeteries run along Pitkin and Liberty Avenues from 80th Street to 84th Street. Access to Bayside is from Pitkin Avenue only. Although in a constant state of cleanup, Bayside is in extreme disarray and can be dangerous, use caution when visiting!!! Actual care is provided by Cong Shaare Zeedk on the Upper West Side, they claim that all records were lost in a fire.

Directions to Kever: Although in a constant state of cleanup, Bayside Cemetery along Pitkin Avenue in Queens is in extreme disarray and can be dangerous, use caution when visiting!!! in the event of an emergency call 911. Location: Needed

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Mendel Kastel

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Asher Lowy

Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Queens / L.I., NY · Unknown

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Farshlufen // Jun 23, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Who said that he was a Rav?

  • 2 asher // Jun 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Good question. Nevertheless, it seems that he was a super erliche yid and we are talking here early 1900’s. There’s a Rav Mendel Kastel down in FL, but they are not related to him.

  • 3 Moshe Escott // Jun 28, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Farshlufen – on the top of the tombstone it says “P.N. (po nikbar) HaRabani HaMuflag, Y.E. (yrei Elokim), nichbad l’Makirav…..” = a flowery way of saying “Here lies the distinguished rabbi, G-d fearing, respected by those who knew him…..”. So I guess at least those who created the matzeiva considered him a rav.

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