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Rabbi Cemach Hoffenberg

January 28th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Rabbi Tzemach Hoffenberg

צמח ב"ר פסח

Congregation Ados Yisroel, Hartford, CT

Date of Death: Mon. November 28, 1938 - Kislev 5 5699

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Cemetery Details
204 Ward Street
Hartford, CT 06106
United States



Cemetery Map:

Notes: The cemetery is at the corner of Zion Street & Ward Street (Not Ward Place)

Directions to Kever: Zion Hill Cemetery - Adas Israel in Hartford, Connecticut. Enter the non-Jewish cemetery at the intersection of Zion & Ward Street, make fist left and proceed into Jewish Cemetery. At the double chain link fence continue on foot to the section on the left. Large sealed ohel on the opposite side, along the fence near Ward Street.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Alternate spelling: Cemach

Biographical Notes:

Hoffenberg tzemach pic
Photo Caption:Rabbi Cemach (Tzemach) Hoffenberg, Credit: Barbara G Rosenkranz 

Photo Caption:Rabbi Cemach (Tzemach) Hoffenberg,, Credit: Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
Photo Caption: Ados Israel Market Street building, Credit: Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

Bio Information:
Rabbi Cemach (Tzemach) Hoffenberg, a charter member of the Agudath Harabonim authored many seforim, among them Minchas Tzemach and Haichel Tzemach. The Rav, who came to the United States in 1897 first served in Springfield, MA before settling in Hartford in 1899.

Credit: Reb Dov Elias, Kew Gardens Hills, NY

Credit: Reb Dov Elias, Kew Gardens Hills, NY

Tags: Connecticut · Hartford, CT

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Baruch A // Jan 28, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I am thankful to Rabbi Edward A. Cohen of Hartford, CT for pointing me in the right direction. Unfortunately, that day I left my camera home.
    Thank you,

  • 2 Mishpacaologist // Feb 3, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    He has a granddaughter in Canada, I believe the family name is Green.

  • 3 Hock // Feb 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Wow, Green in Canada what about Weiss is Brooklyn!!!!!!

  • 4 green // Oct 6, 2009 at 7:25 am

    laugh all you want, but he does have a granddaughter in canada with the name green, i know this since she is in my grandmother

  • 5 Baruch A // Oct 15, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Are you the same Green that found my card at the kever and called me about a year ago?
    Thank you,

  • 6 YD Miller // Dec 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    sefer Hiechel Tzemach:

    Minchas Tzemach:

    Interesting how they omitted the name Nussen from his father’s name, as he wrote in hes sefer.

  • 7 Bobbi Rosenkranz // May 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Rabbi Hoffenberg’s great-great-great grandson, Jake Andrew Rosenkranz is becoming a bar mitzvah on June 1, 2013. I am the daughter of the Rabbi’s granddaughter, Cipie (Hoffenberg) Miller.

  • 8 curious // Nov 17, 2014 at 2:57 am

  • 9 Bobbi Rosenkranz // Mar 4, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I just showed your post to my 94-year old mom (Cipie Miller – granddaughter of Rabbi). She says his name is spelled incorrectly, it is Cemach, not Tzemach. My brother Ken is named for him. Did you know that Cemach (the Rabbi) had 8-9 children?

  • 10 cemach green // May 7, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I am named after my great grandfather , I live in Thornhill , Canada

  • 11 Alana Lipkin // Dec 14, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    My 2nd great uncle Max Hollinger married Hassie Hoffenberg. They didn’t have any children. I’d love to find out if any of the Hoffenbergs have photos or stories about Max and Hassie Hollinger.

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