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Rebbe Yaakov Yitzchok Spiegel

May 28th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Rebbe Yaakov Yitzchok Spiegel

יעקב יצחק ב"ר משה מנחם

Ostrov Kalushiner Rebbe of the Lower East Side

Date of Death: Mon. July 9, 2001 - Tammuz 18 5761

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Cemetery Details
1098 Woodbridge Center Drive
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
United States

Phone: (732) 634-2100
Fax: (732) 634-9386


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Also, know as Woodbridge Memorial Gardens located along US Highway 1 in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Gate hours are officially 8:30 – 4:30 but will remain open until sunset (6:30 during the summer). In addition, Beth Israel maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request.

Directions to Kever: Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, NJ maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Speigel Family Plot

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: The Rebbe, along with his father Ostrov Kalushiner Rebbe (d. 1982), Credit: Credit: Binim Lieberson

Photo Caption: Rav Aron Kotler (d. 1962), Credit: N/N

Bio Information: 

The Rebbe headed the Romanian Shul, Sharei Shomayim on the Lower East Side for many years.


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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Azi // May 28, 2009 at 8:45 am

    How is he related to the Osrtrov Kaleshiner in Cedarhurst? Also, there is another Spiegal in Lawrence who is the son of a different Ostrov Kaleshiner Rebbe.

  • 2 avremele // May 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    He was a first cousin.

  • 3 Tattale // Apr 26, 2016 at 10:37 am

    His Father Reb Moshe Menachem Spiegel of Ostrov-Kaloshin is also buried in the same family plot in Woodbridge, NJ:

  • 4 Tattale // Apr 26, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Here is a photo of Rabbi Moshe Manachem of Ostrov-Kalushin

  • 5 rabbi avrohom spiegel // May 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    the picture shown is not of r’moshe menachem spiegel ztl; it is r’pinchos eloyohu spiegel ztl his younger brother.

  • 6 rabbi avrohom spiegel // May 2, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    rabbi avrohom spiegel of lawrence , who is alive and well, is the only living sibling of rabbi moshe menachem spiegel ztl. he is the brother of rabbi yaakov yitzchok spiegel ztl of the lower east side.

  • 7 steven edelstein // Apr 21, 2017 at 10:39 am

    here is a book about him

    Welcome to the Romanisher Shul on Rivington Street, open since 1885.

    Come in and meet the Rav…

    Born into a distinguished rabbinic family, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Spiegel, after studying under Rav Aharon Kotler and Rav Moshe Feinstein, went on to forge his own greatness as a Torah leader, culminating in his appointment as Rabbi of the famed Romanisher Shul on New York’s Lower East Side.
    Here is a book that will transport you to one of the most legendary neighborhoods in the world as it delights you with the many warm, uplifting stories, anecdotes, vignettes, and insights surrounding the life of Rabbi Spiegel.
    Filled with fascinating characters, photographs, and featuring a unique history of the Jewish Lower East Side going back to 1654, this evocative text bustles – not only with the sights and sounds of Lower Manhattan – but with the spiritual energy and generosity of one remarkable man

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