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Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Kahan

January 2nd, 2018 · 4 Comments

Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Kahan

צבי אריה ב"ר חיים הכהן

Rav, Schley Street Shul, Newark, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sun. September 17, 1978 - Elul 15 5738

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Mount Lebanon / Forest Lawn Cemetery in Iselin, New Jersey maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Needed

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi Herman L Kahan

Biographical Notes:

The Schley Street Shul was also known as the Pioneer Congregation located in the Weequahic section of Newark

Credit: Jewish News / IFJCAH

Credit: Chuck Schubert, California

Credit: Chuck Schubert, California

Tags: New Jersey

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rabbi Stern // Jan 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    The Rav studied at Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon and eventually Chevron. (He was not there during the tragic massacre.) Upon his return, he opened a shul in the “fancy new neighborhood” in Newark. His shul had over 800 seats and was always full during the High Holidays.

  • 2 Rabbi Stern // Jan 16, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    He also started what would become the largest Talmud Torah c. 1925

  • 3 Rabbi Stern // Jan 16, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    After the shul closed (the building was sold to the State of NJ to build the Lyons Avenue Exit for the I-78) the Rav moved to Philadelphia where he had extended family. Due to a debilitating stroke, he relocated to Lakewood where he passed away in 1978.

  • 4 Mordechai // May 16, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Can anyone explain/provide info re the accompanying photo showing two men?

    It seems to show Rabbi Kahan on the left with Rabbi David B. Hollander z”l on the right. With a package with a Russian language printed paper on top of it being displayed. I assume it was connected to Rabbi Hollander’s efforts on behalf of the Jews of the U.S.S.R.

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