Kevarim of Tzadikim in North America — Over 1657 Kevarim Online! header image 2

Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Kahan

January 2nd, 2018 · 5 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

Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in.
See CONTACT page for details. Thank you.


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:

Photo Caption: Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Kahan sending kosher for Passover Matzoh to the Soviet Union (Russia) c. 1970 Credit: Jewish News / IFJCAH

Photo Caption: The Rav’s father, Rebbe Chaim Kahana, Newarker Rebbe, Credit: Sheldon Kahan, Monsey, NY

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

Credit: Chuck Schubert, California

Credit: Chuck Schubert, California

Tags: New Jersey

5 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.

  • 5 M. // Jan 8, 2019 at 3:45 am

    It seems to be a package of matza being sent to the USSR for Pesach.

Leave a Comment