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Rabbi Moshe Mayefsky

November 10th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Rabbi Moshe Mayefsky

משה ב"ר אלימלך

Rosh Yeshiva, Konwitz, Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. April 4, 1958 - Nissan 14 1958
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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Society: TAL TOR TIPH JER, Section: 1, Block: V, Gate: 1, corner of Lebanon Road and Sinai Avenue.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: MAYEFSKY, MOSES

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Nov 11, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Harav Mayefsky was over 40 years a R”M in Yeshivah Tiferes Yerushalaim on the East Side of Manhattan, he also founded the Chevra Shas in the Konwitz Yeshive where he gave a daily Shiur.

    The Konwittz Yeshiva was a part of the East Side Torah Center that was founded in year after the passing of the Rydve”z and named after him, which started out as a Talmud Torah, and then after the passing of his Son-in-law Rabbi Yosef Konwitz a Yeshiva was added after him.

  • 2 YD Miller // Nov 11, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Forgot to add;
    I took this information from Hamoer on the Yartziet of Rabbi Mayefsky, where a Sium was held by the Konwitz Yeshivah and three of his sons adressed the sium:

    1) Rabbi Ahron Kayefsky
    2) Rabbi Yitzchok Mayefsky, Chicago
    3) Rabbi Yehuda Mayefsky, R”M Yeshivas Konwitz

  • 3 Moshe Mayefsky // May 20, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Interesting information about the person after whom I am named. I especially like that you linked to your source.

    Harav Mayefsky was my great grandfather. His son Yehuda Tzvi had a son Eliyahu Shmuel Reuven, who is my father.

    There are a couple of typos above — first son should be Mayefsky, not Kayefsky, and I believe the link to Hamoer says that he served 45 years, not 40, as a R”M in Tiferes Yerushalayim.

  • 4 Moshe Isenberg // Oct 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Thank you for posting this.
    Rabbi Moshe Mayefsky was my great-grandfather as well.
    His son, Rabbi Yitzchok Mayefsky ZT”L (noted above as addressing the siyum at the Konowitz Yeshiva) was my grandfather.
    In addition to being a direct descendant of the Vilna Goan (as noted in Eliyahu’s Branches a:Chaim Freedman Sept. 1997) Reb Moshe was a close chaver of Reb Moshe Feinstein ZT”L

  • 5 Warren Graham // Sep 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    He was also my great-grandfather, and I remember him, although vaguely, as he died when I was only 4. My maternal grandmother, Betty Lipsky, nee Mayefsky, was his eldest daughter and second oldest child, having been one of the five children who left Palestine to avoid being drafted into the Ottoman Army during WWI. There were 4 more children born here. R. Mayefsky had been born in Vilna, and had come to Palestine with his father in the late 1880’s. He was married to Judith Hirschenson, whose family had been in Palestine for a number of decades. One of his great-grandsons is, in fact, named Moshe Mayefsky, as you can see above.

  • 6 YD Miller // Sep 7, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Hi Warren,

    Was R’ Chaim Hirschenson a brother-inlaw to Rabbi Mayefsky?

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