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Rabbi Yisroel Jacobson

March 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Rabbi Yisroel Jacobson

ישראל ב"ר יעקב ליב

Rav, Congregation Agudas Achim Ansche Bobruisk, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. May 27, 1975 - Sivan 17 5735

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Cemetery Details
226-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
United States

Phone: (718) 723-4545


Cemetery Map:

Notes: The Ohel Chabad visiting center is open 24/7, there are restrooms and other amenities always available including food and drinks. In addition there is a mikva located at 224-16 Francis Lewis Boulevard which is also open 24/7 and supplies towels.

Directions to Kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Location: Enter from the Chabad Ohel Entrance on Francis Lewis Boulevard. Just past the ohel, one row in, see map below.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: JACOBSON, ISRAEL (RABBI)

Biographical Notes:

Bio Information:
Rav Jacobson was among the first Chasidei Chabad to arrive on these shores and was very instrumental in establishing and rebuilding the movement in North America. The Rav relocated from Russia with the permission of the  of the Frierdiker Rebbe.

Photo Caption: Rav Yisroel Jacobson, Credit: ChabadPedia

Photo Caption: Rav Yisroel Jacobson, Credit: Rabbi Herchel Tzeig

Photo Caption: Congregation Agudas Achim Ansche Bobruisk as it stands today on 729 Saratoga Avenue, Credit: Google

Photo Caption: Rabbi Aaron Lazer Zeitlin (Rabbi Jacobson’s brother-in-law) d. 1938. Rabbi Zeitlin died in a Russian prison camp for the “crime” of spreading Judaism. Credit: ChabadPedia

Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, Lubavitcher Rebbe d. 1950, soon after his arrival to the United States, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Efraim // May 17, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    His original surname was ‘Paretzky’ (as can be seen in the igros of the Previous Rebbe about him).

    It may have changed (-his father’s name is indeed Yaakov/Jacob..) for his papers etc..

  • 2 Hirshel Tzig // May 17, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    the picture of the Frierdige Rebbe is from his visit here in 1929-’30. Not his arrival to stay here permanently.

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