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Rabbi Yaakov Levinson

April 21st, 2010 · 9 Comments

Rabbi Yaakov Levinson

יעקב ב"ר יהודה

Rav, Congregation Ohel Moshe Chevra Thilim, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Thu. June 16, 1955 - Sivan 26 5715

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Cemetery Details
130-04 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing, NY 11367
United States

Phone: (718) 939-9405
Fax: (718) 445-4282


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Office hours at Mount Hebron are from 9 AM to 4 PM. The gates are open from 8 AM to 5 PM.This is a complicated cemetery, its always best to get a map.

Directions to Kever: Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Block: 101, Reference: 6, Line: 13, Grave: 3

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: JACOB LEVNSON

Biographical Notes:

Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Cover and title page of Rabbi Levinson safer (book) on Pirkei Avos, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Cover and title page of Rabbi Levinson safer (book) on Eulogies, Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History IFJCAH

Bio Information:
Prior to serving in Brooklyn, Rabbi Levinson rabbinated in Chicago.

Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Mt. Hebron (Main Street) Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Farshlufen // Apr 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    R’ Baruch, where do you get the info that he we was rav of Congregation Ohel Moshe Chevra Thilim?

    He signs as Rav of Kehal Chovevay torah.

  • 2 curios // Apr 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    This is his sefer:
    Says he was Rav of Beis Hamedrash Hagadol of Brownsville.

  • 3 Farshlufen // Apr 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    That was back in 5680, later he lived on Eastern Parkway in Crown Hights.

  • 4 YD Miller // Apr 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Another one of his works
    When he was Rav in Chicago in Cong. B’Nie Yisroel.

    More of his works are avilable on Hebrew Books, the Rav was a member of the Vaad Hatzolah at WWII together with Reb Eliezer Silver.

    In one of his Seforim he mentions his two children; a son Shlomo who was a lawer and a daughter married to a Dr. named Tzadok Meselow

  • 5 M // Apr 21, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    The commenters are correct.

    The long time Rav of Cong. Ohel Moshe Chevra Tehillim was R. Aaron David Burack, R”M at RIETS. Later the neighborhood changed and the remnant of OMCT joined with Lubavitch on Ocean Parkway.

  • 6 LTC(Ret) Herbert Siegel // May 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

    According to documents I have my grandfather is listed as the president of this congregation in Brooklyn (Tompkins and Willoughby Aves) on 1925 congregation stationary. Also on his tombstone at Mt Zion cemetery in Maspeth, Queens, New York he is listed as a Rabbi. He lived at 186 Hart St at this time. Rabbi Burack is listed as a honorary director as is an uncle Paul Klein.
    I would like to learn more about his time in the Congregation. You can call me at 863-852-3875.


  • 7 YD Miller // May 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Mr. Siegel,

    What was the name of your grandfather?

  • 8 LTC(Ret) Herbert Siegel // May 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    My grandfather’s name was Solomon Siegel.
    DOB: Apr 1873
    DOD: Apr 1951
    Spouse: Rebecca


  • 9 Mordechai tzvi // Apr 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    the Shul is now located on Ocean parkway in Flatbush.

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