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Rabbi Mordechai Geller

January 5th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Rabbi Mordechai Geller

מרדכי ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Congregation Beth Jacob, Houston, Texas

Date of Death: Mon. July 11, 1966 - Tammuz 23 5726

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Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi Max Geller

Biographical Notes:

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Photo Caption: Rabbi Mordechai Geller and his wife Sadie, Credit: Julie Geller

Bio Information:
The Rav was the fist Texan born musmach (ordained rabbi).

Credit: Astrojet, Houston, Texas

Credit: Mommy Mouse, Houston, Texas

Credit: Mommy Mouse, Houston, Texas

Tags: Houston · Texas

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julie Geller // Jan 4, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Yaakov Geller was my great great grandfather. He came from Galitzia in 1888. His son, Max, was the first Texas-born musmach.

  • 2 Dr. Joshua Furman // Nov 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I am a historian at Rice University working on an archive of Houston Jewish history. Looking for more information and records related to Rabbi Max Geller/Beth Jacob and would like to be connected to Julie Geller. Thank you!

  • 3 Dianne Schwartz McGuire // Apr 20, 2019 at 1:02 am

    I don’t know what information you might be interested in regarding Rabbi Max Geller but I just found my parents’ marriage certificate, my brother’s record of circumcision and my Hebrew birth certificate, all of which are signed by Rabbi Geller. These documents are of particular interest to me because they show information that raises many questions for me and I do not know where to start looking for answers.
    Please contact me of my documents are of interest to you or if you are willing to tell me how I might proceed in learning more about a mystery regarding my parents.
    Thank you,
    Dianne McGuire

  • 4 Phillip Goldstein // Oct 24, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Rabbi Max Geller was my great uncle his was Saydie was my great grandmother sister. I am named after him my Hebrew name is feivel mordechai and mordechai was my uncle max Hebrew name. I do live in Houston and my brother is a Rabbi in Houston as well

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