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Rabbi Yisroel Tzvi Walkenfeld

March 16th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Rabbi Yisroel Tzvi Walkenfeld

ישראל צבי ב"ר אלימלך

Rav, Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. July 8, 1937 - Tammuz 29 5697

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location:
Block 21, Reference: 9, Section: F, Line: 10, Grave: 7

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rabbi Chaim Wolkenfeld, the Rav’s first cousin (Poland / Germany), Credit: Nathaniel Wolkenfeld

Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ

Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ

Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ

Tags: Mt. Hebron (Main Street) Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cheskel // Mar 16, 2011 at 1:48 am

    His brother,

    See comment #18

  • 2 YD Miller // Mar 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I am copying (edited a little) what his grandson Eli Wolkenfels wrote about him on his brothers entry:

    My grandfather’s R’ Yisroel Tvi (Hersch) Walkenfeld came to the U.S. from Lizensk in 1921 with his wife and 2 children (my father and my aunt), and 2 boys were born here in the U.S.
    He eventually settled in Wiliamsburgh and lived there until his Petirah in either 1937.
    He recieved Kabballah for Shechitah when he came to the U.S. and worked as a Shochet.

  • 3 Zvi Walkenfeld // Mar 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    That is my grandfather’s Matzevah – My Grandmother’s is a few rows back off to the left. They passed away within one year of each other. My father was the youngest in the family

    Yisroel zvi was the son of Elimelech Wolkenfeld (Married Chaya Weisblum), His father was R’ Yehuda Leibish Wolkenfeld and a descendant of the Wagschall family (first wife) who was a descendant of the Noam Elimelech.

    Yehuda Leibish was the grandson of the rabbi Shmuel (Wolken) from Dynov, as well as a descendant of the BaCH, TaZ, and Tosfos Yomtov. His first wife was R’ Elimelech of Lyzansk’s grand-daughter via his daughter Etel).

  • 4 Mrs Rochel Odes // Dec 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Do you know anything about the descendants of Walkenfeld from Galicia (a desendant from R’ Elimelech from Lizchenks) whose daughter or grand daughter married Usher Zelig and had a son Eliezer born in 1877?

  • 5 Nati Wolkenfeld // Feb 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    My great grandfather was Moshe Wolkenfeld, who was the son of Chaim Wolkenfeld, one of the children of Yehuda Leibish (and thus a brother of Elimelech). Most records have Moshe (aka Moritz) living in Nuremburg. He died in Buchenwald in 1945. Other records show his family was in Lubaczow, Poland. I’m sure some family members moved around, but does anyone know the main geographic origin of the family.

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