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Rabbi Yehoshua Herschel Singer

August 19th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Baal Mishna Zikaron of Buffalo
d. 8 Teves, 1925 (5685)
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(Near the) Ahavas Shalom Jeferson Shul Cemetery
Pine Ridge Heritage Blvd and Maryvale Drive
Buffalo, NY 14225

Tags: Buffalo, NY · New York · Upstate New York

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  • 1 YD Miller // Aug 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Rav Singer was the Chazzan-Shat”z (Cantor) in Devinsk, Russia and later here in Buffalo, his Seforim are very interesting.

    Zikoron BeSafer:

    Mishna Zikoron:

    (LOL for חי’ אחת יש ברקיע on his wifes tumbstone.)

  • 2 Cheskel // Aug 19, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Note, the name is Yehoshua Heschel not Yehoshua He(r)schel.

  • 3 Rachel Heimovics // Jun 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Rabbi Yehoshua Herschel Singer was my great grandfather: my mother’s father’s father. He was the 7th or 8th generation hazzan in the family. He came to the USA from Riga. He wrote several books. I have more detais about his life and some photos. What else do you want to know?

  • 4 Rachel Heimovics // Jun 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    You are right! I just pasted the name. His name was Yehoshua Heschel Singer (ne Chazan) — or, as we know him, Joshua Heschel Singer.

  • 5 Carol Rice // Jul 2, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I’m researching the Singer family (my husband’s mother’s family). We have no knowledge of him being a cantor in Dvinsk. It would be most appreciated if you would tell me your source.

    Thank You,
    Carol Rice

  • 6 Farshlufen // Jun 10, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    [The Jewish Morning Journal – דער מארגען זשורנאל] 17 מרץ 1915

  • 7 Yehuda // Feb 20, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Was his voice recorded?

  • 8 Daniel Singer // Oct 19, 2019 at 8:50 am

    I just realized that I am the great grandson of Joshua Heschel Singer

  • 9 Daniel Singer // Oct 19, 2019 at 8:57 am

    I just learned I am the great grandson of Berel Singer, Joshua Heschel Singer’s brother, who lived with him in Buffalo briefly before returning to Riga. We did not know that he had retained the name Chazan. His son William Singer was my dad’s father. I have been searching for this information for over 30 years.

  • 10 Daniel Singer // Oct 21, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Rabbi Joshua Heschel Singer was my great uncle on my father’s side. I would love to be in touch with any family who has more information on his brother Berel, who was my great grandfather.

  • 11 Rachel Heimovics // Dec 25, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Daniel — yes Berel was briefly in Buffalo before returning to Riga where he had a successful (grain?) business. We know of the Feigelsons, his gd and family, who survived during WWII but few others. I have family stories. and photos but do not know off hand about William. Let’s try to make personal contact.
    Rachel Heimovics ggd of Joshua Heschel Singer.

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