Rev Shmuel Meir Isaacs
שמואל מאיר ב"רSpiritual Leader, Congregations Bnai Jeshurun and Shaaray Tefila , New York City
Date of Death:
Sun. May 19, 1878 -
Iyar 16 5638
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Directions to Kever: The Beth Olam Cemetery is located on the Eastern side (towards Queens) of the Jackie Robinson Parkway on the Cypress Hills / Ridgewood border in Queens. The cemetery is kept in pristine condition however, unfortunately their records are in total disarray and paths are not well marked. Location: Second cemetery entrance (from Jackie Robinson direction). Follow the road all the way up the hill until the last section before cul-de-sac, on the left side, family plot (See map below). Section: Shaaray Tefila
Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Samuel Myer Isaacs
Credit: B’nai Jeshurun
Photo Caption: Rev Shmuel Meir Isaacs, Credit: Rabbi Mordechai Hecht, Anshe Sholom Chabad JCC
Rabbi Isaac’s primary teacher was Rav Solomon Hirschell (d. 1842), Chief Rabbi of the British Empire. In 1839, with the encouragement of his Rebbe he accepted a position in New York as the spiritual leader (Moreh Dasrah, Chazan, preacher, est.) of Congregation Bnai Jeshurun. He later moved to Congregation Shaaray Tefila. In 1859 the he tried organizing the first American national kehillah.
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