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Rabbi Yechiel Dov Shapiro

June 11th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Rabbi Yechiel Dov Shapiro

יחיאל דוב ב"ר אפרים משה

R”M, Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Sat. November 10, 1917 - Cheshvan 25 5678

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Cemetery Details
8211 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: (718) 366-3748
Fax: (718) 366-8471
Contact: Antonio Jones


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Union Field Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Path 69, pyramid shape marker, look for the Jacob Shapiro marker.

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Jun 11, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Rabbi Shapiro came from Kiedan in Lithuania which is suburb of Kovno, he married Rosha Mina the daughter of Rabbi Yehuda Lieb Shachar (probably the Grandfather of the Rabbi with that name mentioned on this site )

    In his work “Olam Kuten” he mentions his children as follos;
    1) Aron Lieb
    2) Yaakov
    3) SIL Simcha Bietler
    4) SIL Yechezkel Blum
    and 3 unmarried children.
    The Book was printed in NY in 1915 2 years prior to his passing, nothing is mentioned about his position in RIETS, wonder where that information comes from.

    Rather, the last writing was written in honor of the 65th Anniversary of his Kosher Whisky Distillery which was under the supervision of the two prominent Margolies Rabbis RMZ and RGZ.

  • 2 Baruch A. // Jun 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    It is written on the tombstone. It also mentions that he gave a regular shiur at MTJ as well.

  • 3 YD Miller // Jun 11, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    So we are not seeing the entire writing on the tumbstone, can you post the other side of it?

  • 4 asher // Nov 6, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Path Q
    Path 69

  • 5 Joel Sobo // Nov 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    There is extensive writing on both sides of the top of the tombstone

  • 6 Alyssa Freeman // Jun 17, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Rabbi Shapiro was my great-great grandfather. I’m in the process of doing genealogical research and would love to know more about him. Someone mentioned that in his book from 1915 it said he had three unmarried children and 4 others. Did he mention their names? I’m apparently missing a child. I have Louis (not sure what his Hebrew name would have been but he was married before 1915), Yaakov, Simcha, Yechezkel, Meyer, and Tobias. Also, if someone could provide me with a link to the other side of the gravestone, I would appreciate it!

  • 7 Elias Savada // Nov 1, 2018 at 12:09 am

    I knew Tom (Tobias), who worked for my grandfather and my father in the garment business. Tom married Estelle Savada, my 1C1R. Simcha (Simon) is the son-in-law (not a son) of Yechiel who married Annie (pictures are on my Ancestry tree). Yechezkel (Oscar) BLUM is also not a child of Yechiel, but a son-in-law. The other children Aron Leib is Louis and Yaakov ois Jacob (Jack).

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