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Rabbi Shimshon Zelig Fortman

March 20th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Rabbi Shimshon Zelig Fortman

שמעון זעליג ב"ר שמעון הכהן

Rav, Cong Kneseth Israel “The White Shul”, Far Rockaway

Date of Death: Sat. February 3, 1951 - Shevat 27 5711

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Needed

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rav Shimshon Fortman, Credit: Mendy Sherer, Lakewood, NJ

Photo Caption: Memorial at the entrance of the main sanctuary at Kneseth Israel, Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: Rabbi Dr. Shnayer Leiman, Brooklyn College

Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Mar 20, 2012 at 10:17 am

    (Name should be written in full, Reb Shimshon Zelig Fortman):


    He was the father-in-law of the famous Rabbi Moshe Scherer president of the Agudas Yisroel in the US.

  • 2 YD Miller // Mar 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Another famous SIL was Rabbi Dovid Hollander of Brighton Beach

  • 3 curios // Mar 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    His brother Reb Yisroel Tanchum הי”ד, was the Rav in Shvekshna, and son-in-law of Reb Benzion Zev Krenitz – previous Rav in Shvekshna.

    By the way they were Cohanim. There was another Rav Nechemia Fortman, Rav in Neustadt, father of R’ Moshe from Bnei Brak – I wonder if and how they were related.

  • 4 curios // Mar 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

    He came (or lived in) from Storobin, and lead a Yeshiva there.

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