Kevarim of Tzadikim in North America

Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Henkin

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Executive Director, Ezras Torah, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. August 11, 1973 - Av 13 5733

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Cemetery Details
300 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
United States

Phone: 718-343-4000


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, Long Island maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map to Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Henkin kever upon request. Location: Jericho Avenue, between聽Cleveland and聽Harrison Avenue about 100 feet behind the Novominsker Ohel.

Biographical Notes:

Henkin Yosef Eliyhau
Photo Caption: Rav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, Credit: Yankel Pinter

Photo Caption: Rav Henkin speaking at Yeshiva Rabbi Meyer Simche Hacohen, the longtime pulpit of Rabbi JJ Hecht, Credit: Chabad Anshe Sholom of Kew Gardens
Also pictured are: 1. Needed, 2. Needed, 3. Rav Nisson Telushkin, 4. Rabbi JJ Hecht, 5. Rav Henkin, 6. Manestricher Rebbe, 7. Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin and Unknown, Credit: Yankel Pinter
Henkin pic 2
Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Feinstein 聽and Rav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, Credit:聽Needed
Epstein Yechiel Michel 1829 to 1908
Photo Caption:聽Rav Yechiel Michel Epstein, the Aruch HaShulchan d. 1908

Source: Daily News, New York City, 13 Aug 1973

Bio Information:聽
Rav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, a sixth-generation descendant of Rav Chaim Volozhiner 聽(d. 1821) was born in 1881 in Klimavichy, Belarus, then in the Russian Empire. He studied at the Slutzker Yeshiva under Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer where he was ordained (semichah). He was also ordained by the Rav Yaakov Dovid Wilovsky, the Ridvaz, Rabbi Boruch Ber Leibowitz, and Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein, the Aruch HaShulchan. After serving as a rabbi in a number of Russian towns, he emigrated to America in 1922. In 1925 he became the director of Ezras Torah, which provided assistance to scholars both here and in the land of Israel. He served in that capacity until his passing in 1973.

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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