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Rabbi Moshe Sterman

December 10th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Moreh Dasrah Congregation Ohab Zedek (OZ)
d. 17 Kislev, 1938 (5698)
Rav Sterman arrived in New York in 1903 and founded the Talmudic Instituted of Harlem. The Rav was instrumental in elevating the standards of kashrus at the New York Butchers Association.
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Directions to kever:
Beth David Cemetery
300 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
(Section: D4, Machpela Avenue between Madison and Adams Avenue)

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gevalt // Mar 12, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    He was also a member of the Agudath HaRabonim.

  • 2 MBD // Jul 20, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I believe I once came across his kever at Beth David in Elmont.

  • 3 Friedman // Oct 27, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I am glad you were able to locate the Rav’s kever, after OZ he was the moreh dasrah at the Torath Emeth Synagogue in Boro Park.

  • 4 Dovid Kent // Sep 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    My grandmother’s name was Eileen Sterman.I never knew her or knew of her until I was 13.Is there any connection?

  • 5 YD Miller // Dec 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    הרב משה שטערמאן נולד בשנת תרכ”ד בעיר קאברין.
    היה כמה שנים ר”מ בסובאלק, ובשנת תרס”ג היגר לארה”ב, היה מזקני וחשובי הרבנים, היה ממייסדי התלמוד תורה בהארלעם, שמש ברבנות בביהכ”נ אוהב צדק, ואח”כ בביהכ”נ תורת אמת בבארא פארק.
    נפטר פתאום בביהכ”נ בעת קבלת שבת י”ז כסלו תרצ”ט.

  • 6 asher // Dec 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Where about in BP was (is) this Torath Emes Shul…?

  • 7 Debbie Palen // Jul 7, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I am a great granddaughter of Moses Kotlowitz from the Torath Emeth Synagogue in Boro Park. Is that Synagogue still around?

  • 8 Dovid Metz // Apr 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I am a great grandson of Rav Moshe Sterman. My mother tells me that he passed away in the Ohev Tzedek shul on Friday night. She was present at the levaya. He had been the Rov there for the 11 years before his petira. He did not serve as Rov in the Toras Emes synagogue. He lived in Manhattan. Two of his sons, Sol and Jack, did live in Boro Park and were active members of Toras Emes.
    My grandmother told me a number of times that her father got Smicha at the age of 14. I remember seeing documents that indicated that he got the Smicha from the Cheishek Shlomo. Besides his gadlus in Torah, family members that knew him can’t find enough words to describe how beloved he was.

  • 9 Ben Bee Zee // May 2, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    was he also a shochet?

  • 10 Ben Bee Zee // May 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    the matzeiva actually tells the story that he died in shul friday night

  • 11 Miriam Sterman Lederman // Jul 31, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I am a granddaughter of Rabbi Moshe. My father was Max Sterman a brother of Sol, Joe, Jack Harry,Jenny, Irene and Gerty. I live in Israel.

  • 12 Aharon Joseph Sterman // Aug 2, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Smicha documents, got from my grandfather Lee Sterman.


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