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Rabbi Noach Garfinkel

December 24th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Rabbi Noach Garfinkel

נח ב"ר אפרים שּמעון הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabeinu Chaim Ozer, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Thu. October 23, 1958 - Cheshvan 9 5719

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Cemetery Details

Jerusalem , Israel



Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem, Israel. Location: Chelkat HaRabbanim, GPS coordinates are: Latitude: 31.79809 (31° 47′ 53.13″ N), Longitude: 35.17944 (35° 10′ 45.98″ E)

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter
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Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter

Photo Credit: Daniel Jacobson

Photo Caption: Rav Noach Garfinkel (c), Credit: Daniel Jacobson

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Bio Information:
Located in the East Bronx on Bryant Ave and 177th Street, Yeshiva Rabeinu Chaim Ozer named for the Chief Rabbi of Vilna, Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski, existed from about 1945 until approx 1964. Around 1958, it relocated to 2084 Arthur Avenue in the West Bronx. While Rav Garfinkel was the Rosh yeshiva (Dean) one Mr. Zaretzky served as executive director. Rabbi Pinchos Twersky (son of the Loyev Uman Rebbe) was on the staff as well. Sometime during the 1950s, Rabbi David Savit of the Hunts Point Jewish Center joined the Yeshiva.  The yeshiva had grade 1-8 and taught in Yiddish.

Photo Caption: The Yeshiva building as it stood in 1940, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 

Photo Caption: The Yeshiva building as it stands today at 2084 Arthur Avenue, Credit: Google



Credit: Daniel Jacobson

Credit: Daniel Jacobson

Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rabbi Stren // Feb 14, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    After Rabbi Garfinkel’s passing, Rav Dovid Lifschitz (Suwalker Rav) would walk many a shabbos from Washington Heights to the Bronx to help facilitate the minyan, although the neighborhood was already passed its prime. When asked why, he responded, in order to preserve the memory of Rav Chaim Ozer.

  • 2 Rabbi Stren // Feb 14, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    The yeshiva was eventually swallowed up by Salanter.

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