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Rabbi Naftali Reiter

January 9th, 2008 · 22 Comments

Rabbi Naftali Reiter

נפתלי ב"ר משה

Rav, Congregation Mogen Avroham Anshe Dukler, Lower East Side

Date of Death: Thu. March 16, 1911 - Adar 16 5671

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Cemetery Details
8211 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: (718) 366-3748
Fax: (718) 366-8471
Contact: Antonio Jones


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Union Field Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Location: Off Central Avenue to the Right - Dukler section.

Biographical Notes:

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Photo Caption: Rabbi Naftali Reiter, Credit: Joan Pollak
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Naftali Reiter, Credit: Joan Pollak
Photo credit: From the archives of Joan Pollak

Bio Information:
Rav Reiter was the only member of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph’s Bais Din (Rabbinical Court) of chassidish descent.

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Map to the kever of Rabbi Naftali Reiter

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22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cosid // Jan 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Was he an Admor or just a cosid?

  • 2 Grand Rebbe // Jan 26, 2009 at 2:39 am

    A cossid, I believe of Rebbe Moshe of Gorlitz.

  • 3 A. Lubavitcher // Feb 17, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    In those years in America every pious Jew was an Admor.

  • 4 Farshlufen // Jul 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm

  • 5 curios // Jul 11, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Boruch, it should read cong. “Mogen Avrohom” (instead of Mogen Dovid). That’s what it says on the stone, and also here:, and here:

  • 6 YD Miller // Jul 11, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks Farshlufen,
    I see he had 3 sons and two daughters, any information about them, were they also here in the US?

  • 7 BenHurachmon // Jul 12, 2010 at 12:13 am

    You can see here more information about his biography and his family, also the names of his children at the end of the biography.

  • 8 YD Miller // Jul 12, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Thanks Ben and welcome aboard.

    The five children;
    1) Jacob
    2) Aaron
    3) Tzvi Hirsch – Dr. Henry Reiter
    4) Yeta
    5) Miriam
    (another daughter passed away at a young age)

    Here is another article in the NYT on his passing:

  • 9 Baruch A // Jul 12, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Correct the name of the shule was Mogen Avroham I will correct it. After Rav Reiter passing Rav Hillel Weiss (listed on the sight) was appointed and until its recent closing Rabbi Eliyahu Shmuel Heftler held the position. The Rav’s son Yaakov is buried along side him at Union Field.

  • 10 David A. Zuckerman // Mar 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I spoke to my cousin, who is a great-great-grandaughter of Rav Reiter and a family historian. According to her, the Rav had seven children. In order, they were:
    1) Haskell, who died at age 2
    2) Jacob
    3) Pearl, who died young in childbirth
    4) Adolph (Aharon)
    5) Henry
    6) Yetta
    7) Miriam (Mary)
    Jacob, Aharon, Yetta, Miriam, and and a number of other descendants are buried near the Rav in Union Field.

  • 11 curios // Mar 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Nice pic!

  • 12 ben werczberger // Apr 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Hi, we are descendants from volv and Miriam Rifka Reiter (Perlman). Volv’s father’s name was yakov eliezer. …just wondering if r’ naftoli reiter, z”l, is related.. thanks

  • 13 Ben Bee Zee // May 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    He had a son Yakov,

    any idea?

  • 14 Joan Pollak // Jun 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Myself and two other great great grandchildren of Rabbi Naftali Reiter and Sylka Leah Reiter (descendants of their children Jacob; Pearl and Adolph) went to Union Fields Cemetery and paid our respects this past Sunday. I took one of the Kevarim cards left at the gravesite, and thank you all for visiting.
    If anyone has access to the Forward to see if there is an obituary for Rabbi Reiter who died March 16th, 1911 the family would be interested. We have all the other obituaries from the time.

  • 15 Samuel Meir Mandl // Jul 21, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Hello. I am Reb Naftali Reiter’s great great great great grandson. My grandfather’s name is Herbert Mandl. If anyone has info about Reb Naftali Reiter’s grandfather, please email me at Thank you.

  • 16 Rabbi Dr. Levi Reiter // May 28, 2014 at 5:23 am

    My elter Zaida Rav Shloimeh Reiter was born in the late 1800’s in Austria Hungry (Oberteen).

    Don’t know if there is any relation.

  • 17 Farshlufen // May 18, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    [The Jewish Morning Journal – דער מארגען זשורנאל] 16 מרץ 1911

  • 18 Farshlufen // Jun 15, 2015 at 10:27 am

    דער מארגען זשורנאל 19 אוגוסט 1915

    הקמת המציבה על קברת אשתו מרת לאה ב”ר משה הכהן.

  • 19 Janice Cepler // Jan 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I am a great, great granddaughter of Rabbi Naftali Reiter. Does anyone know how Sylka Leah’s name is spelled in Hebrew? Thanks.

  • 20 YD Miller // Jan 5, 2017 at 9:27 pm


    סילקא לאה

  • 21 Meyer // Jan 29, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Rabbi Moses hacohen rappaport was Rabbi during rjj.s time.any info on r rappaport kever?

  • 22 Aaron Feder-MCA // Jan 30, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    He returned to Europe

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