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March 10, 2008

Rabbi Shalom Elchonon Yaffe (Jaffe)

Filed under: Mount Judah Cemetery,New York,Queens / L.I. — lizensk12 @ 7:16 pm

Moreh D’Asrah Bais Medrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street
d. 7 Kislev, 1923
Rav Shalom Elchonon Yaffe was born in the town of Vabolnick, Lithuania just outside of Vilna in 1858. His primary teacher was his father a noted torah scholar and a descendant of Rav Mordechai Yaffe the Baal Halevushim (d. Posen, Poland, 1612).  At the age of fourteen he was sent to the Volozhiner Yeshiva were he studied for six years and was ordained by Rav Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin (Netziv) and Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spector.Rav Yaffe participated in the founding convention of the Agudath HaRabonim in 1902 and was appointed director of its kashrus division. In 1905 he was elected its third president and remained an influential member until his passing.
Mount Judah Cemetery – Section Two
81-14 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385




  1. did the Rav have brothers? my grandfather zvi hirsch yaffe, born also inlithuania had brothers who went to U.S. I WANT TO KNOW IF THERE IS A POSSIBLE CONNECTION, ALL THE FAMILY WERE CHAZANIM.

    Comment by jacqueline yaffe — March 24, 2008 @ 10:52 pm | Reply

  2. Rabbi Yaffe’s full name was Shalom Elchonon b. Shimon Peretz. The elder Rabbi Yaffe also lived in the United States, but eventually went to Israel, where he passed away.

    Comment by Baruch Amsel — March 25, 2008 @ 2:12 pm | Reply

  3. Call Todd Ivler at the Cemetery Office he maybe able to but you in contact with a next of kin.

    Comment by Shalom Berger — March 27, 2008 @ 3:03 pm | Reply

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