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Rabbi Yitzchok Yaakov Schevelovitz

April 28th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Rabbi Yitzchok Yaakov Schevelovitz

יעקב יצחק ב"ר שאול עוזר

Rav, Congregation Adas Yeshurun, Middle Village, Queens

Date of Death: Tue. November 17, 1953 - Kislev 10 5714

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Block: 84, Row: 012, Grave: 29, Section: 11, Society: UNITED HEBREW COMMUNITY. Along Carmel Avenue, first dirt path, before North 9 Street, next to Rav Velvel Margolis

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: JACOB SCHEVELOWITZ

Biographical Notes:

Rav Schevelovitz was among the over 400 Rabbanim and Admorim who on the day before Erev Yom Kippur, 1943 marched on Washington demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe.

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

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Miller // Dec 18, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Sounds like Rabbi Schevelowitz in Perrineville NJ is related

  • 2 Sheila Schevelowitz // May 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

    This was my grandfather! A true Gadol and Tzaddik!

  • 3 YD Miller // May 13, 2013 at 11:17 am


    Any details to share?

  • 4 Sheila Schevelowitz // May 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I would contact some of my older cousins, since I am among the youngest in the family and never knew him. He died before I was born.

    Try calling my cousin Rabbi Sheldon Schevelowitz
    in Perrinville, NJ. He is also a grandson.

  • 5 Rona Grabina // Nov 5, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Sheila is my cousin. I am also a granddaughter. I am older than sheila but my grandfather died when I was 3 so I don’t know that much. One of my aunts told me that in 1928 my grandfather was very concerned about what was going on in Europe re: Hitler Ymach shemo, so he decided to move to america then. I have a lovely picture of my grandparents from my oldest brother’s Bar Mitzvah. I was 2 then. I am older than my cousin sheila but I unfortunately never had the pleasure of knowing my Zaydee.

  • 6 Sheldon Schevelowitz // Dec 10, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I amazingly found this site.I was 3 years old when my zaidee died,and did not have much chance to know him though i have a small memory of him. I have heard stories from my aunts and uncles of his kindness and concern for tikun olam.

    What sticks in my mind most is that he wrote a sefer neumei al hatorah.The book was sent in three notebooks to eretz yisroel for printing was taken on a bus by messenger for printing ,and one of the books was lost on the bus, so the sefer only went through half the parshas.

  • 7 Gershom // Mar 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Sheila and Sheldon Rabbi Yitzchok Yaakov Schevelovitz’s sefer is called Neomi Yitzchok Yakov Al Ha Torah, I saw it in two places; my yeshiva in morristown and in a shul in NY. I read almost every parsha! but unfortunetly the sefer is out of print and almost non existent. I always wondered why the Sefer was almost unknown. But from whats written here it makes sense now. Do any of you have a copy? Thank you- Gershom

  • 8 Rona Grabina // Jan 14, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Cousin Sheila and Sheldon I have a copy of the sefer my grandfather wrote. I gave it to my son.
    We both live in Israel now.
    I hope all is well. We haven’t seen eachother in so many years.

  • 9 YD Miller // Apr 5, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    ספרו נאומי יצחק יעקב:

  • 10 Matthew Saunders // Aug 24, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    My whole family lived in Middle Village. I’d imagine he was their Rav. His son, I believe, was our shul Rav in Maspeth for many years.

    Matthew Saunders

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