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Rabbi Nechemiah Gitelson

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments

Rabbi Nechemiah Gitelson

נחמיה ב"ר יהושע

Chevra Shass Founder, Congregation Sons of Israel Kalwarie - Pike Street Synagogue

Date of Death: Thu. November 3, 1932 - Cheshvan 4 5693

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Mokom Sholom Cemetery along Pitkin Avenue in Queens, along the main path, right before the Reuben Mausoleum

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Nehemiah Gitelson

Biographical Notes:

Gitelson pic 1
Photo Caption: Billboard in New York City, Credit: MCNY
Photo Caption: Congregation Sons of Israel Kalwarie – Pike Street Synagogue  as it stands today

Bio Information:
Rav Nechemiah Gitelson was born in Svenziany, Poland in 1853. He studied at the Yeshivas of Mir and Volozhin, obtaining ordination, although he never entered the rabbinate until moving to the United States. He first came to the United States in 1880, and made his home in New York City, running the company Nehemiah Gitelson and Sons, cotton converters and commission merchants. Gitelson was a strong supporter of Talmudic study. In 1905, he founded the Chevra Shass at the Congregation Sons of Israel Kalwarie in New York City, leading this organization for more than twenty five years.

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Map to the kever of Rabbi Nechemiah Gitelson

Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Queens / L.I., NY

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