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Rabbi Yechezkel Podbelevitz

December 10th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Rabbi Yechezkel Podbelevitz

יחזקאל ב"ר אברהם מאיר

Chief Rabbi, Richmond, Virginia

Date of Death: Tue. September 19, 1939 - Tishrei 6 5700

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Sir Moses Montefiore Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia is associated with Keneseth Beth Israel P: (804) 288-7953, F: (804) 673-9558, E: Two other cemeteries adjoin this cemetery. 1. Workmen’s Circle Cemetery (also known as “Workman’s Circle”) was established on the northern property line in 1924. 2. Beth Torah cemetery was founded on the southern property line in 1950s and is associated with Richmond’s Kol Emes Congregation. Location: Needed

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Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Chief Rabbi · Virginia

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Baruch Amsel // Dec 12, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    Thank you.

  • 2 Yitzchak // Dec 12, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    it’s 6 Tishrei

  • 3 Farshlufen // Jun 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    From 1924-1939, there was HaRav Yechezkel Podbelevitz (1877-1939), zt”l, the Richmonder Rov, who served Congregation Keneseth Israel (according to other reports he served Congregation Sir Moses Montefiore, or possibly both congregations) in downtown Richmond on 19th St. He was known to be a charismatic tzaddik and talmid chacham,born in Poland, of Litvishe extraction, who oversaw the Kasruth in the city with mesiras nefesh, and inspired some of the local residents, including members of the Grandis family, to a more devoted approach to Torah. HaRav Podbelevitz passed away 6 Tishrei (September 19), 1939 without children. Newspapers reported that he was known in the Orthodox Jewish community of Richmond for his piety and learning He is buried in Sir Moses Montifiore Cemetery here in Richmond, VA.

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