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Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Shragowitz

November 20th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Shragowitz

משה יהושע ב"ר מרדכי יהודה הלוי

Rav, Congregation Tifereth Israel, Port Chester, New York

Date of Death: Sun. September 19, 1976 - Elul 10 5736

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Cemetery Details
99 Memory Lane
Greenwich, CT 06831
United States



Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Riversville Hebrew Cemetery located in Greenwich, Connecticut is made up of multiple societies. Many are independently owned and operated. Location: Needed

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi Moses Joshua Shragowitz

Biographical Notes:

Sadly after the Rav’s passing, the congregation started moving away from it’s rich Orthodox tradition.


Tags: Connecticut · Greenwich, CT

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 gedalyah // Nov 29, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Any relation to the one from New London?

  • 2 Azi // Nov 29, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    They are both Leviem, and both from Conn. so there a likelihood that they are related.

  • 3 YD Miller // Jan 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    NYT Sept. 20 1976:

    Rabbi Moses J. Shragowitz of Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel in Port Chester, N.Y., died yesterday in Glenville, Conn., while conducting a memorial service. He was 81 years old and had served the Port Chester congregation since 1937. He was made rabbi emeritus last Jan. 1.

  • 4 litvak613 // Apr 21, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    He was Rabbi Dr Bernard Lander’s father-in-law

  • 5 Gedalyah // Jul 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    There was a Rabbi Yosef Zev Shragowitz from Fitchburg, MA who was also the son of Mordechai Yehudah halevi. He passed away in 1962 and retired to Port Chester, NY and then Worcester, MA.

  • 6 Shira // Sep 10, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Rabbi Shragowitz from Fitchburg, MA, was a brother of Rav Moshe Yehoshua Shragowitz. He was also the father of Rebbetzin Hinde Shragowitz.

  • 7 // Nov 23, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    My grandfather was Joseph Klestzick. I was told that our family name was Shragowitz and that my grandfathers cousin changed our name to Klestzick to avoid the Russian draft. Some years ago I looked up a Shragowitz, who told me that her parents had told her that was indeed the case. I just looked up the burial society from Timkovitz and saw that there was indeed a Shragowitz who was a member there. So I guess that we’re third (?) cousins. I’m very honored to find out about the possibility of being related to your Rabbi. There are Klestzick lawyers and Rabbis too.

  • 8 // Nov 23, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    One more thing, I looked up the family tree of the Vilan Gaon. He also relatives name Klestzick.

  • 9 // Nov 23, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Our family is also Leviim.

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