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February 13, 2008

Rabbi Yehuda Dov Galinsky

Filed under: Mount Judah Cemetery,New York,Queens / L.I.,Unknown — lizensk12 @ 8:42 pm

Moreh D’Asrah Congregation Shaarei Tzedek of Brooklyn
d. 10 Shevat, 1956
Mount Judah Cemetery – Section Two
81-14 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385



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  1. He arrived in the US as a 6 year old from the city Astryn, near Grodna, attended Rabbi Jacob Joseph Yeshiva on New York’s East Side, subsequently studied with Rav Simcha Soloveichick (brother of Rav Chaim Soloveichick of Brisk), was rabbi at Cong. Anshei Toras Chessed Vezichru Toras Moshe in Manhattan and delivered lectures at the Youing Israel of Manhattan. In 1931 he married Leah, the daughter of Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Halpern (formerly Chief Rabbi of Denver, CO) and became the rabbi of Colchester,CT, where he served until 1944. In 1945 he was elected as the rabbi of Coney Island’s Congregation Sharei Zedek-Sea Gate Sisterhood and Talmud Torah, and immediately established its Yeshiva Sharei Zedek. He was a well known orator, radio personality (WEVD) and was instumental in changing the religious landscape of Coney Island by raising a generation of G-d fearing Jews. He died on 10 Shevat, 5716 (1956).

    Comment by Rabbi Mallen Galinsky — March 19, 2008 @ 10:15 am | Reply

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