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Rabbi Mordechai Aaron Kaplan

February 17th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Rabbi Mordechai Aharon Kaplan

מרדכי אהרן ב"ר הכהן

Rav, Congregation Nachlas Tzvi, Harlem

Date of Death: Tue. February 20, 1951 - Shevat 23 5701

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Cemetery Details
1180 Wellwood Avenue
West Babylon, NY 11704
United States

Phone: 631-249-7000


Cemetery Map:

Notes: See cemetery website for hours and directions.

Directions to Kever: New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon on Long Island should not be confused with Old Montefiore Cemetery in Springfield Gardens, Queens. Location: Interment #: M8171, Block: 16, Grave: 2, Section: 3, Society Name: CONG HEBREW SCHOOL SONS OF JUDAH

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: KAPLAN, MORDECAI

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: (L-R) Rav Mendel Hochstein (white coat), Rav Kapaln, Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch, Rav Binyamin Levy, Mr. Tzvi Hirsch Manischevitz, c. 1921, Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park, Brooklyn 

Photo Caption: Rav Kaplan, Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Credit: IFJCAH

Hapardis obituary for Rav Kapaln:
Hamodia article on Rav Kapaln:
Harav Mordechai Aaron Kaplan 1
Harav Mordechai Aaron Kaplan 2

Bio Information:
The Rav,  a prominent member of the Agudath Harabonim was also the Moreh Dasrah of Congregation Bnai Yehuda, Brooklyn on 16th Avenue (53rd Street) in Boropark. He was also among the over 400 Rabbanim and Admorim who on Erev Yom Kippur, 1943 marched on Washington demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe.

Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Credit: Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Tags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chaim G // Oct 29, 2009 at 11:14 am

    It is believed that the Rabbi with the black beard (no glasses) is Rabbi Kaplan:

  • 2 Yossi Gross // Jan 31, 2014 at 11:59 am


    I have a handwritten letter from Rabbi Kaplan. On the letter it says Rav of Bnei Yehuda.

    Maybe someone is interested??

    Yossi Gross.

  • 3 asher // Feb 17, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Someone ask the current Rabbi of Bnai Yehuda if he knows the whereabouts of Harav Kaplans burial place – he didn’t – he suggested googling the news archives – i wasn’t successful yet.

    There’s a Mordechai Kaplan, obviously famous – wondering if he was related to him.

  • 4 Farshlufen // Feb 19, 2015 at 10:42 am

    ר’ אשר על אותו מרדכי שזכרת,
    בבחינת בין ארור המן לברוך מרדכי ודו”ק

  • 5 Farshlufen // Feb 19, 2015 at 11:29 am

  • 6 Farshlufen // Feb 19, 2015 at 1:19 pm

  • 7 asher lowy // Feb 19, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    TX Farshlufen.

    His english name was “Max Aaron Kaplan”
    (I’ll post below a copy of his registration card)

    His DOB: 1889
    Wife: Bella
    Residence: 1611 54th St (Brooklyn, NY)


    According to the Federal Census 1920 –
    • he immigrated in 1906
    • his MIL was Lena Shultz (they lived in same abode)
    • had 3 children, Rose (7yo), Esther (5yo) and Shirley

  • 8 Farshlufen // Dec 10, 2015 at 10:16 am

  • 9 YD Miller // Mar 28, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    ספרו רוח העת:

  • 10 Kapooreh Hindel // Aug 3, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    1951 is not the same year as 5701. Which year is the correct one?

  • 11 Moshe Escott // Aug 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    The correct year is 1951 = 5711. The link at the top of this page points to his obituary from the March 1951 (אדר א-ב, תשי”א) issue of HaPardes.

  • 12 Raizel Maron // Jul 4, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Yossi Gross, if you still have the letter written by Rabbi Kaplan, I would love to get it for my husband, who is Rabbi Kaplan’s great grandson.

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