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Rabbi Yaakov Cohen

April 6th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Rabbi Yaakov Cohen

יעקב ב"ר בנימין הכהן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. October 4, 1934 - Tishrei 25 5795

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Cemetery Details
300 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
United States

Phone: 718-343-4000


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Directions to Kever:

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi Yankel Cohen

Biographical Notes:

Cohen Yaakov Beth David NY 1930
Photo Caption:  Rav Yaakov Cohen, a few years after their arrival in NY, C. 1930, Credit: Alex O’Brien Feldman

Credit: Asher, Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher, Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher, Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher, Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

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

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 HaRav // Apr 6, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Is this the same Rabbi Yankel Cohen that was a Rav in Spring Valley?

  • 2 Rabbi D. Fromer // Apr 6, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    No, that Rav Cohen was still alive in 1934.

  • 3 HaRav // Apr 7, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Where is that Rav Cohen buried?

  • 4 Anonymous // Nov 17, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Rabbi Jacob (Yaakov “Yankel”) Cohen z”l former Rav in Spring Valley, NY is buried in Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, NY near the kever of his father, Harav Leeber Cohen and by the ohel of the Chernobler Rebbe.

  • 5 Rabbi Stern // Nov 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Is this Rav Cohen, Rav Leeber’s brother? Both have Binyamin listed as the father’s name.

  • 6 Ben Bee Zee // Dec 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Look what Rabbi Poisek writes ( in the foot note) about Reb Liber’s family, what I understand from it is that they were not brothers.

  • 7 Alex Feldman // Sep 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I believe they that Rav Cohen is indeed Rav Leeber Cohen’s (or LIber) brother. I am a great-grandson, and I am pleased to see this photo and the comments. I will look for the grave this October.

  • 8 Udel Bergman // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:58 am

    HaRav Leeber Cohen was my great grandfather. His wife was Udel A’H. He had two sond Biyamin who never married and Rav Yankel Cohen who was the Rav in Spring Valley. There are two great grandsons who are both Dr. Leeber Cohen -one in New York and one in Chicago.

  • 9 BenBeeZee @ MCA // Jun 19, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Jacob Cohen
    New York, New York City Municipal Deaths
    Name Jacob Cohen
    Event Type Death
    Event Date 04 Oct 1934
    Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
    Address 37 Gouverneur St.
    Gender Male
    Age 66
    Marital Status Married
    Race White
    Occupation Rabbi
    Birth Date 1868
    Birthplace Russia
    Burial Date 04 Oct 1934
    Cemetery Beth David
    Father’s Name Benjamin Cohen
    Father’s Birthplace Russia
    Mother’s Name Rebecca Levy
    Mother’s Birthplace Russia
    Spouse’s Name Sarah Cohen

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