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Rabbi Moshe Reuvain Yoelson

May 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Rabbi Moshe Reuvain Yoelson

משה ראובן ב"ר מאיר

Date of Death: Sun. December 23, 1945 - Teves 19 5706

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Ohav Shalom The National Synagogue Cemetery in Washington DC maintains computerized records and will provide assistance upon request. When planning to visit the cemetery, please call John Shackelford, Cemetery Supervisor, at (202) 372-7100. When using a GPS use 3237 15th Place as the street address. Location: Section A, Lot 6

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Rav, Washington, DC

Biographical Notes:

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Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Yoelson, Credit: Prints and Photos Division of the Library of Congress
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Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Yoelson, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Yoelson along with Rav Avroham Yitzchok Kook and Rav Gedalia Silverstone (without a hat) longtime rav of Washington DC, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information:
Rav Yoelson lived in Srednik, Lithuania prior to arriving in New York City before moving to Washington, DC. Among his 5 children Al Joelson was a famous movie star and entertainer. Another son Harry was an entertainer as well.
It should be noted that Rav Silverstone passed in 1944 on a visit to Israel and was intered on the Mount of Olives.

Credit: David Weider, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Credit: David Weider, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tags: Washington DC

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marcia // Sep 28, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Hi Stuart. I just sent you email with a picture of Rabbi Yoelson’s headstone, the location of the Ohev Shalom cemetery, and contact information for the cemetery. I kept looking up Rabbi Yoelson and came up with these photos, too!
    All the best,

  • 2 Selman A. Berger // Nov 6, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    My grandmother, Fanny Jolson Berger was born in Srednik Lithuania. She was a cousin to both the Rabbi and his second wife. My late father recalled visits by the 2nd Mrs. Jolson to NY to visit with family.

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