Rabbi Mordecai Suffness
מרדכי ב״ר נפתלי מיכלRav, Anshei Emes, Trenton, New Jersey
Date of Death:
Mon. December 24, 1928 -
Teves 11 5689
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Directions to Kever: Clover Avenue Cemetery in Trenton (Hamilton Township), New Jersey is located between Clover and Pitman Avenues (see map) surrounded by many larger non-Jewish cemeteries. Among the different sections are People of Truth Association, Ahavath Israel Congregation, Workman Circle, Birth Shalom, Trenton Yong Judea Association. Location: People of Truth Association, Memorial Section. In the same cemetery as: Rabbi Yissachar Levin
Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Max Suffness
Congregation People Of Truth (Anshei Emes – ORTHODOX) 1891
Congregation of the People of Truth (Anshei Emes) was an offshoot of the 1200 family membership of Brothers of Israel. organized 1891. In 1902 the new congregation purchased the Second Presbyterian Church, on Union Street, refitted it for a synagogue; dedicated it on March 15, 1903.
In 1908, Max Surfnoss was the rabbi of the People of Truth synagogue. He lived nearly at 59 Union street. Born Vilna, Russia, he attended college in his native city; became a Rabbi. His first congregation was at Old Kinek, Province of Vilna. He emigrated to America in 1892. He was Rabbi of a New York congregation for about four years and came to Trenton in 1896 at the call of the People of Truth congregation, Anshie Emes, or People of Truth congregation two structures at Union and Fall streets: the synagogue and a school for a capacity of 200 students. There are two teachers, H. Hinkin and Hyman Vroblinsky. The Sabbath school has for its teachers Miss Fannie Bushnon and Eleak Budsin.
Source: Tom Glover’s Hamilton Scrapbook
Photo Caption: Clover Avenue Cemetery, aerial view map, Credit: Google maps
Credit: Find a Grave
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