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Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol

August 18th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol

יעקב מנחם ב"ר ברוך מרדכי

Rav, Vernon Avenue Synagogue of Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. November 21, 1937 - Chesvan 17 5698

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Cemetery Details
300 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
United States

Phone: 718-343-4000


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Biographical Notes:

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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol along with part of his family c. 1915 in Brisk Poland, left to right daughter Adele Frank who lived in New York, son Nachman who lived in Toronto, Rabbi Sokol, Rebbetzin Gitel Sokol, and a daughter whose name unknown to me. Credit: Reuben Sokol
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol c.1930, Credit: Reuben Sokol

Bio Information: 
Rav Sokol a student of Rav Chaim Soloveitchik of Brisk received rabbinical ordination from him. Prior to his moving to New York the Rav stopped in LA where he headed a yeshiva. Of his children two daughters Mindel and Scheindel, and a son Shmuel perished in the Holocaust HY”D.


Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 AS // Dec 24, 2010 at 1:58 am

    thanks for this info.
    this is my great-grandfather

  • 2 YD Miller // Dec 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm


    Any biographical info on your GG-Father? his father lived in Biala-Podolsk coming from Brisk

  • 3 Reuben Sokol // Jun 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    My step father Nachman Sokol was the son of Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol listed here. I was told that Rabbi Sokol received his smicha or rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Velvel Soleveitchik who was related to Rabbi Chaim, though he did indeed study at the famous Brisker Yeshiva.

  • 4 YD Miller // Jun 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Reb Velevel Soloveitchik is probably the famous Brisker Rav son and successor of Reb Chaim.

  • 5 Reuben Sokol // Mar 2, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    my brother thinks Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol did indeed get smicha from Rabbi Chaim of Brisk, yet my father mentioned Rabbi Velvel a lot, never Rabbi Chaim, so maybe Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol studied with Rabbi Velvel or knew him on a first name basis

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