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Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Shkop

December 18th, 2007 · 14 Comments

Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Shkop

משה מרדכי ב"ר שמעון יהודה הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Sha'ar HaTorah of Grodno

Date of Death: Fri. September 26, 1975 - Tishrei 20 5736
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Cemetery Details
81-14 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: 718-821-1060
Fax: 718-381-1551
Contact: Todd Ivler


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Mount Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Society: TAL TOR TIPH JER, Section: 1, Block: V, Gate: 1, corner of Lebanon Road and Sinai Avenue

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: SHKOP, MOSHE (RABBI)

Biographical Notes:

In Memorial, Rav Shimon Yehuda HaKohen Shkop, d. 1939

Credit: Yeshiva University 

Shkop Shimom Pic
Photo Caption: Rav Shimon Shkop (left) conversing with Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski (right), Credit: N/N
Shkop Ad
Photo Caption: Newspaper article announcing Rav Shimon Shkop return to Europe, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Photo Cation: Kever of Rav Shimon Shkop, Grodno, Belarus, Credit: DZ



Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Miller // Jun 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Was he a Rosh Yeshiva here in the US also?

  • 2 DJ // Jun 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Rav Shkop was the FIL of Rav Zelig Epstein.

  • 3 Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum // Aug 10, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Shkop, zt”l (1882-1975), appointed Rosh Yeshiva Grodna in 1922 and in 1929 Rav of Grodna and escaped to America in 1941; son of Rabbi Rabbi Shimon Yehuda Shkop, zt”l (1860-1949), Rosh Yeshiva in Telz (1884), and Grodna (1920), and author of Shaarei Yoshar.

  • 4 Ah Shtikle History // Aug 10, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Rabbi Shimon Yehuda Shkop also served as Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS for a year in 1928. The Rosh Yeshiva eventually returned to Europe at the request of the Chofetz Chaim and Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski.

  • 5 Miller // Aug 11, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Rav Zelig Opstien SIL of Reb Moshe Mordechai Schkopf the Grodna RY of Queens, passed away last week.

    where was he buried?

  • 6 Hocker // Aug 11, 2009 at 3:41 pm


  • 7 azi // Aug 11, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    His (2nd) levaya was at the Mir Yeshiva in Israel. He was prob. buried on Har Hamonuchos.

  • 8 Batia // Jan 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I’m wondering if he is one of my husband ancestors.
    I’m looking for family maybe someone has some information I’ll be very happy to receive information about the family

  • 9 curios // Jan 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    His son was Harav Avraham Shkop, who passed a few years ago. (He didn’t have any children).

    Batia – maybe you can supply us with some information about your husband’s family, maybe someone here can help.

  • 10 N. Shum-Ish // Mar 3, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    It seems not correct that Avraham Shkop was a son of Mordechai. They were brothers, both sons of Rav Shimon Shkop.

  • 11 curios // Mar 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    No he was a son of Reb Moshe Mordechai, and brother-in-law of Reb Zelig Epstein who was a son-in-law of Reb M.M.
    In Reb Shimon’s seforim there are letters to נכדי אברהם.

  • 12 Reb Elya // May 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm

  • 13 leah // Apr 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    i was wondering if anyone knew if rav shimon shkop had any relatives named shlomo shkop , who was my great- great grandfather thanks

  • 14 Elina Shcop // Sep 17, 2013 at 4:16 am

    If anyone has done a family tree of the Shkop (Shcop) family, I’d like to see it.

    Many blessings,
    Elina Shcop

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