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Rabbi Yosef Yaakov Cohen

April 27th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Rabbi Yosef Yaakov Cohen

יוסף יעקב ב"ר שמואל מאיר הכהן

Rav, Congregation Tzemach Tzedek Nusach Ari

Date of Death: Sun. December 18, 1927 - Kislev 24 5688

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Cemetery Details
81-14 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: 718-821-1060
Fax: 718-381-1551
Contact: Todd Ivler


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Mount Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Section: 2, Block: 9, Society: Zem Zed Nus Hoari, along Emanuel Road on the right side, a few graves in.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: COHEN, JACOB J.

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Unknown

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Devorah Bayer // May 7, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Perhaps this is my Great Grandfather….he was a Sofer Torah….I only have a few additional pieces of information can u help me corroborate

  • 2 Miller // May 7, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    What do you know about him, when did he imigrate to the US, who were his children, etc.

  • 3 Devorah Bayer // May 6, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I believe he came around 1900 from Vilnus with a baby Daughter possibly 2 years old Sara, old had a daughter Edith and a son…he was a Sofer by profession and settled in Hoboken, NJ….original name was a variation of Kahanovitch…siblings include Abraham (A. Cohen & Sons/TImes); niece was Ida Rosenthal, founder of Maidenform

  • 4 Devorah Bayer // May 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Rabbi’s son Herman was born Feb 8, 1891, Rabbi’s wife was Ethel

  • 5 David Laskin // Dec 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I am the great grandson of Abraham Cohen, the brother of Joseph Cohen, who was Devorah Bayer’s great grandfather. I am writing a book about my family history and I have been in touch with ALL branches except for Joseph’s. Devorah — please contact me! I would love to connect with you and share many family stories!

  • 6 Gary rosenthal // Dec 18, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Does anybody have information on William Rosenthal’s (Ida Rosenthal husband) family? please contact me if you do. My connection is thru Morris Rosenthal. Thanks in advance

  • 7 Devorah Bayer // Jul 30, 2012 at 6:08 am


    To Gary Rosenthal, David Laskin is related as am I how exactly are you related…who is Morris Rosenthal….please e-mail me at

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