Kevarim of Tzadikim in North America — Over 1688 Kevarim Online! header image 2

Rabbi Moshe Tannenbaum

April 24th, 2017 · 11 Comments

Rabbi Moshe Tannenbaum

משה ב"ר אברהם אבא

Rav, Congregation Bais Avroham, East New York, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Mon. July 27, 1936 - Av 8 5696

Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in.
See CONTACT page for details. Thank you.


Cemetery Details
59-63 54th Avenue
Maspeth, NY 11378
United States

Phone: 718-335-2500


Cemetery Map:

Notes: The cemetery is quite large and can be difficult to navigate, a detailed map from the office can be extremely helpful. Check cemetery website for office and gate hours. A $20 deposit is required for a Mausoleum key.

Directions to Kever: Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Society: TREE OF LIFE, Path: 13R, Gate: 1

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: TANNENBAUM, MORRIS

Biographical Notes:

Bio Information:
Rav Tennenbaum was a member of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis or Degel Harabanim as it was known.

Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Tannenbaum, Credit: Joanne Moll

Source: Needed 

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 michael tannenbaum // Jun 17, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Rav Tannenbaum was my paternal great grandfather.he was also a mohel and shochet and for a while was a rav in scranto, pennsylvania.he received his smicha from rav kopel reich of budapest after learning in pressburg

  • 2 YD Miller // Jun 19, 2017 at 6:54 pm


    Was he from Rabbinic descent?

    What else do you know about him?

  • 3 michael tannenbaum // Jun 21, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    after scranton lived in lower manhattan – i think east village. later had shul and moved to madison st in brooklyn. i don’t know further back, but i am interested. i think the family was from temeshvar (timisoara) was hungary now romania

  • 4 michael tannenbaum // Jun 21, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    also lived in lower manhattan – i think east village. later had shul and moved to madison st in brooklyn. i don’t know further back, but i am interested. i think the family was from temeshvar (timisoara) was hungary now romania

  • 5 Moshe Escott // Jun 22, 2017 at 11:06 am


    Your GGF is one of the seven rabbis listed on the incorporation papers for the Degel HaRabbonim in October 1926. The others were Rabbis Yaakov Eskolsky (my GGF), Shmaryahu Leib Hurwitz, Shmuel Gerstenfeld (of RIETS), Leon Risikoff, Yosef Peimer and Fishel Newman.

    He was also mentioned in their Degel Yisroel journal over 30 times.

    Feel free to contact me at

  • 6 Michael Tannenbaum // Jan 16, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Hi.I’m seeking any further info on rabbi tannenbaum or about the org degelHorabbonim.What was their hashkafa? when did it disband?

  • 7 Moshe Escott // Jan 30, 2018 at 10:45 am

    re: DHR. Many of the rabbanim were also members of the Agudas Harabbanim (AHR) and there seemed to be an overlap in hashkafos with both being mainly Yiddish speaking immigrant rabbanim who learned in many of the same European yeshivos. The overarching goal of both was to strengthen Torah observance in America. I am over-simplifying here so to get a fuller sense of what the DHR was about one can view their official monthly Torah journal Degel Yisroel at: (for the year 1927) (for 1928) (for 1929-1930)

    A hard copy reprint of this was published over 15 years ago by American Jewish Legacy ( with and English intro by Rabbi Dr. Moshe Sherman.

    There were machloksim between the DHR and AHR in 1928 and 1929. In order to get a sense of what was going on then, you would need to examine the Degel Yisroel mentioned above (which supported the DHR), HaPardes (which supported the AHR) and articles in the Yiddish press of the time such as the Morgen Journal, etc.

    While the DHR officially lasted in name until the 1950s, their main activity and impact seems more confined to the late 1920s and early 1930s.

    Among some prominent names and connections to the DHR over the years (in addition to those mentioned above) are
    R. Avraham Aharon Yudelovitch
    R. Refoel Mordechai Barishansky
    R. Aharon Dym
    R. Mendel Chaim Landau, Zaviertze Rav
    R. Menachem HaKohein Risikoff
    R. Yaakov Yisrael Twersky (Hornosteipler Rebbe of Milwaukee – father of the well known rabbinical Twersky family there)
    R. Aron Zlotowitz (father of R. Meir from Artscroll)
    R. Elazar Lipa Gartenhaus (father in law of Rav Yaakov Moshe Kulefsky of Ner Yisrael)

  • 8 Michael Tannenbaum // Aug 16, 2018 at 11:25 am

    hello again
    curious about their position on zionism and emerging state.any info? are you aware of anyother bio info on rabbi tannenbaum.thx. kol Tuv

  • 9 Moshe Escott // Aug 17, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Can’t say for 100% of them, but for the most part they were religious Zionists and supporters of Mizrachi. During the 1920s many also showed support for Agudas Yisroel. This was also true of most Agudas HaRabbonim members in those days.

  • 10 Joshua Schneider // Aug 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I agree with Moshe’s assertion above. Regarding Rav Menachem Mendel Chaim Landau – see his Mekitz Nirdamim. I think Hapeles went to town on him. Also see Sredai Aish and the terms in which Rav Y.Y. Weinberg describes R. Landau.

  • 11 michael tannenbaum // Mar 31, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    any updates from anyone/anyone know how close he was to rabbonim from pressburg (where he attended)?

Leave a Comment