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Rebbe Moshe Rokeach

November 21st, 2007 · 17 Comments

Rebbe Moshe Rokeach

משה ב"ר שלמה

Kiev Zlotchover Rebbe

Date of Death: Sun. March 26, 1939 - Nissan 5 5699

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Mount Judah Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Section: 2 (office side), Block: 9, Society: Zem Zed Nus Hoari, make first left after office, kever is along the road on the right side

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: ROKEACH, RABBI MOSES

Biographical Notes:

Rokeach Moshe
Photo Caption: Rebbe Moshe Rokeach, Kiev Zlotchover Rebbe, Credit: Rabbi Adam Kligfeld/Moreshes Chachmei America
Rokeach Moshe Pic
Photo Caption: Rebbe Moshe Rokeach, Kiev Zlotchover Rebbe, Credit: Rabbi Adam Jewish Forward, 1934

Bio Info:
The Rebbe, who came here from Kiev was a descendant of Rebbe Elazar Rokeach of Amsterdam and the author of the Shemen Rokeach on Talmud. His relationship with Belz if any is unknown.

In Memorial:
Rabbi Yechiel Michel Rabinowitz of Zlotshev (d. 1786), Zlotchover Maggid

Photo Caption: The Zlotshever Ohel in Zolochiv, Ukraine. Seen in the picture is  Rebbe Yitzchok Meir Flintenstein, Kapischnitz Rebbe of Jerusalem, Credit: Joel Rosenfeld

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 A Belzer // Jan 14, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    This maybe the only Rokeach that does not descend from Belz.

  • 2 Miller // Jan 14, 2009 at 5:19 pm

  • 3 A Belzer // Jan 14, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Does he have any descendants?

  • 4 Miller // Jan 14, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    It sounds like he didn’t have any sons, but he had 4 daughters; Buchman, Schniederman, Kaplan and Baumrind, there should be descendants alive.

  • 5 Zev // Jan 14, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Baumrindis also buried at Mount Judah.

  • 6 asher // Oct 17, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    This person is buried one row behind the Rebbe, very hard to read, seems to have been a Rav or gave shiurim;

    A few rows behind is Rav Seidman. I couldn’t find it listed here, if so, please remove this post.

  • 7 asher // Oct 17, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Also a few rows behind the Rebbe.
    Baruch, please remove this post after you listed him.

  • 8 Rabbi Adam Kligfeld // Aug 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    He has many descendants. I am married to his great-great-granddaughter. His granddaughter Barbara Wertheimer is alive at age 91 as are her siblings.

  • 9 YD Miller // Aug 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm


    How is Mrs. Wertheimer agranddaughter?

    Does your wife have any information on here GGG-Father this rabbi?

  • 10 asher // Aug 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Wow! Amazing! Can u provide us with any info or pics… I’d greatly appreciated it! TY!!

  • 11 Rabbi Adam Kligfeld // Sep 4, 2012 at 1:30 am

    I can provide one pic the next time I plan to be in the Philly area, where Ms. Wertheimer lives. There is a beautiful portrait of him up on her wall.

  • 12 asher // Sep 4, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Ok, Thanx much!

  • 13 Paulo Egedy // Feb 5, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    my mother Evelyne Fried Egedy 88 years old its the grand grand daugther of Raby Moshe Rokeach

    Her father has the name of his grand father in his grave in L Angeles

    My grand father is his grand son straigh on family descendant

    My fone number is
    55 11 996720255
    Or 55 11 77233308
    In sao paulo brazil

    Please if you have some information keep in touch

  • 14 Barbara Toby Stack // Nov 26, 2015 at 12:57 am


    I am related to the Rabbi’s first wife, Chana Schlager, who died in 1914, and who was the mother of his four daughters. She was the half- or three-quarter-sister of my grandmother, Rebecca Schlager Nelson Thorner.

    Only recently did I bring my attention to this corner of my mother’s mother’s family, while working on an overview webpage:

    I consulted the prior research of my cousin Joseph Chandler of Portland, Maine.

    Joe wrote: “One of Rochel’s daughters, Chana (Anna), was married to the Rabbi Moshe Rokeach and they have an extensive family in the New York area.”

    You can download my research on Chana Schlager & Moses Rokeach and their 4 daughters here:

    I would love to learn more about this part of my family and would appreciate any introductions.

  • 15 Dear Barbara // Dec 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    My fone and watts app is
    55 11 996720255

    PAULO Egedy
    Please keep in touch
    About my grandfather mother conections

  • 16 J Akaha // Jul 9, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I’m researching this family. He had a brother Baruch Salomon Rokeach b. 1880 who went to Buenos Aires, Argentina. They also have the same story re descent from R Elazar Rocheach of Amsterdam. I’m told that their father Salomon was also a rabbi in Kiev (born 1855) I can’t get any further! I would love more information! PS. we have this Rokeach Y-DNA and it is a match for two other very famous rabbinical lines. I’d love to also test an offspring of the Rokeach of Belz to confirm a match to Amsterdam!

  • 17 J Akaha // Jul 9, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Can someone please translate his tombstone? I just want to know if there is any information that can provide clues to his backgrouns. I only know his father was Rabbi Salomon of Horokhov/Gorokhov, Volyn, Ukraine) and mother Pessel.

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