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Agudas HaRabonim Convention, Rockaway Park, New York (One)

March 6th, 2011 · 13 Comments

Agudas HaRabonim Convention Rockaway Park, New York (One)

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Photo Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

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1. Rav Avroham Yoffen, Rosh Yeshiva Novardok
2. Rav  Zalman Reichman, Bronx, NY
3. Rav Mordechai Pinchas Teitz, Elizabeth, NJ
4. Rav Dovid Lifshitz, Suwałker Rav, New York City
5. Rav Eliezer Silver, Cincinnati, OH
6. Rav Aaron Kotler, Lakewood, NJ
7. Rav Simcha Elberg, General Editor HaPardis
8. Rav Meir Cohen, Asbury Park, NJ, Secretary Agudas Harabanim
9. Rav Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, Baltimore, MD
10. Rav Chaim Tzvi Kruger
Number 8 may be Rav Shimon Morduchovitz, Bronx, NY and Number 1 is assumed.

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Source: Orthodox Judaism in America, Moshe D. Sherman

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 curios // Mar 7, 2011 at 1:45 am

    No. 1, on far left corner is Rav Avrohom Yafhen, Rosh Yeshivas Novahrdok.

  • 2 Rabbi Stern // Mar 7, 2011 at 10:56 am

    #7 looks like Rabbi Simcha Elberg.

  • 3 azi // Mar 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    how can you tell it’s r avrohom jaffen? i see there is a long white beard, but the face seems different.

  • 4 YD Miller // Mar 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    This conference started on the 8th day of Kislev 5717-1957 in Rockaway Park, NY and went on for 3 days with over 300 Rabbonim and Leaders attending:

    See here some text of the speeches:

    I guess this photo is of one small meeting one of the committees, and according to one source the person in the photo # 10 is Reb Chaim Tzvi Kriger formerly from Brussels:

  • 5 YD Miller // Mar 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I see now that there was more then one Confrence in Rocoaway Park NY so I am not sure which one this photo is of , maybe it is from the one in 1965:

  • 6 Baruch A // Mar 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I showed the picture to my neighbor, Rav Shmerel Shulman and he identified the rabbonim in the picture as:
    #2 Rav Mayer Cohen – Asbury Park, NJ
    #7 Rav Simcha Elberg
    #8 Rav Shimon Morduchovitz – Bronx, NY
    # 10 Rav Chaim Tzvi Kruger
    It would be great if someone can confirm.

  • 7 yitzchok // Mar 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Number 2 looks like Rabbi Zalman Reichman from the Bronx who put out some of the Ramban’s on Shas

  • 8 Moshe Escott // Mar 11, 2011 at 12:46 am

    It couldn’t have been the 1965 conference since R. Aharon Kotler z”l had already passed away by late 1962.

  • 9 Baruch C. Cohen, Esq. // Nov 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    My grandfather, Rabbi Meir Cohen, the former Executive Vice President & Menahel of the Agudas Harrabonim of North America for over twenty years, and Mechaber of the Sefer “Chelkas Meir” on the Rambam (who’s father was Rabbi Shmuel Burzstyn the Mechaber of the seforim Minchas Shabbos & Ma’adanai Shmuel on Hilchos Pesach), was incorrectly identified as the rabbi # 2 in the picture, when he is really the rabbi situated as # 8. My Zaidie is sitting to the immediate right of Rabbi Yaakov Ruderman the Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Yisroel and is sitting two seats to the left of Rabbi Aharon Kotler of Beth Medrash Govoha.

  • 10 YD Miller // Nov 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Hi Baruch Cohen,

    When did your Zieda pass away and where is he buried?

    His seforim Chelkas Mier are available on Hebrew, here is part I:

  • 11 Ben Bee Zee // Nov 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Just for the information;

    This picture with the numbering and all the info of who the Rabbonim are, was this week in the Mishpacha without mentioning/crediting where they took it from.

  • 12 ישראלי // Mar 12, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    מס’ 2 הוא רבי זלמן רייכמן סגו=ן נשיא של אגודה”ר

  • 13 admin // Nov 4, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    More pictures from the same convention:

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