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Rav Chaim Mechel Greenberg

July 23rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Rabbi Chaim Mechel Greenberg

חיים מיכל ב"ר יצחק צבי

Author, Sefer Ohr Chaim-Lekutei Racheim

Date of Death: Fri. June 6, 1919 - Sivan 8 5679

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Machpelah Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains offsite records, call their main office of directions: Location: Gate; 13, Section: The Greenberg Lodge, one section before the Beth Medrash Hagodol, where Rav Ash is buried (just before the Union Field Cemetery)

Biographical Notes:

Born in 1848, the Rav a chossid of the Chidushei Harim of Gur came from Malawa, Poland. Arriving on these shores in 1872 where he became very successful. In addition to the shul he established on 34 West 119th Street, he funded Chasdei Avos yeshiva in Chevron and helped establish a Hebrew school here in New York City. In 1881, he bought a huge plot of land in the Machpelah Cemetery, the Greenberg Lodge, which was only opened to Shomrei Shabbos and the indigent.

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Credit: Map to the Greenberg Lodge

Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY

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