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Rabbi Shimon Tuvia Kaplan

March 27th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Rabbi Shimon Tuvia Kaplan

שמעון טוביה ב"ר יהודה ליב

Rav, Rav,  Adas Bnai Yisroel Shomrei Shabbos, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Sun. September 14, 1919 - Elul 19 5679

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Cemetery Details
81-14 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: 718-821-1060
Fax: 718-381-1551
Contact: Todd Ivler


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Mount Judah Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Section: 1, Block: U:7, Bethel Avenue, right side, a few rows in

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: KAPLAN, SIMON

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rav Shimon Tuvia Kaplan, Credit: David Allen

Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 David Allen // Jul 14, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I was at this grave today. Rabbi Kaplan is my Great-Great Grandfather. I can provide some family history. I would love to learn more about him, his life and contribution to the community.

  • 2 YD Miller // Jul 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    He wrote many Chidusie Torah in the Torah Journal Yagdil Torah.

    I dont know where the information that he was rabbi in Bnai Yisroel – Shomre shabbos comes from, but I find him being the Rabbi of Cong. Bnai Avrohom of Brooklyn:

    (Intresting how he spelled the name טוביא instead of טובי-ה this is probably for the reason of not writing the י-ה)

  • 3 YD Miller // Jul 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    And by-the-way, his fathers name is not mentioned on the Matzieve (grave stone) but in the link above you can see it was Yehuda Leib Kaplan.

  • 4 BLACKLEIBEL // Jul 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Correct. Look at the spelling of his father’s name, Yehuda with an Aleph.

  • 5 YD Miller // Jul 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm


    To spell Yehuda with an Aleph is much more common and custom the Tovia, as a matter of fact it is not even mentioned as an option in Beth Shmuel, see:
    whereas the name Yehuda altough in a get it is written with an Hah, it is still mentioned in Beth shmuel 9see next page in above link) as Kosher if written with an Aleph.

    [What is interesting to note that in Talmud the name Tovia is spelled with an Aleph as teh Armaic format would require]

  • 6 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 6, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Hamodia 1913 Rabbi Kaplan is sending condolence to his brother who lost a son

  • 7 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Besides being a Rav he was also fundraising for the Telz Yeshiva.

    In this piece of Hamodia in 1912 he mourns the death of a big philanthrop in Brooklyn who died.

  • 8 Farshlufen // Apr 30, 2015 at 10:15 am

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