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Rabbi Aaron Reuvain Charney

June 5th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Rabbi Aaron Reuvain Charney

אהרן ראובן ב"ר יצחק זיידל

Chief Rabbi, Bayonne, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sat. March 28, 1970 - Adar II 20 5730

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Staten Island maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. The cemetery is in extreme disarray with poorly paved roads, missing signs, and countless overturned tombstones. Exercise caution when visiting especially after office hours. Should an actual emergency occur call 911 or Staten Island Shomrim Safety Patrol: 718-370-2121. Location: Needed

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi Aaron Reuben Charney

Biographical Notes:

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Photo Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)
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Photo Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)
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Photo Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)


Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Baron Hirsh Cemetery · Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Jun 6, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Rabbi Charney was from the town of Sokoly in Poland.

    Before World War I, Rabbi Zeidel received a rabbinical position in London. During the years of the War, when the Germans bombed and destroyed London, Rabbi Zeidel received a rabbinical position in the city of Birmingham, England. Later, Rabbi Zeidel arrived in the U.S. At first he held a rabbinical position in Revere, Massachusetts, near Boston, and later he was given a position in Bayonne, New Jersey, where he served years as the spiritual leader of the United Synagogues. Rabbi Charney was also appointed as a chaplain in the American army.

    From Here:
    http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokoly/sok317.html

    The name Zeidel that is mentioned on the Stone is actually how he was called in Europe (I first thaught this was part of his father’s name).

  • 2 YD Miller // Jun 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Rabbi Charney was a prolific writer and preacher, his works were printed and available on Hberew books website.

    Here is a photo of him and some memories by a granddaughter:
    http://www.nyfolklore.org/pubs/voic31-3-4/method.html

  • 3 YD Miller // Jun 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    The rabbis parents also immigrated to the US, they are buried in the Sokoly Plot in Mt. Lebanon.
    CHARNEY, ISAAC
    Block: A
    Section: 1
    Sub-Section:
    Plot:
    Line: 6
    Grave: 11
    Society: SOKOLA
    Date of Death: 12/11/1941

    See:
    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=3050&st=&pgnum=8

  • 4 shimon // Dec 24, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    books by rabbi aaron reuven charney

    א. דרשות מהחיים והטבע…..תרצ”ב/1932
    ב. חזיונות הסבא…………….תרצ”ה/1935
    ג. רצוף אהבה……………….תרצ”ט/1939
    ד. מלמד זכות, ב’ חלקים……תשי”ג/1953
    ה. מלמד זכות, חלק ג’………תשי”ח/1958
    ו. אור גאולת ישראל………..תשכ”ד/1964
    ז. התורה והמצות בטבע…….תש”ל/1970

  • 5 shimon // Dec 24, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    see this link for a brief biography of rabbi charney

    http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokoly/Sok317.html

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