Memory Lane: The Liska Rebbe

In the year 1947, Boro Park was comprised mainly of the “old-timers,” those who had settled here away from the bustling and congested old.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yisroel Kravitz

In recent weeks, we have been chronicling the history of Kesser Israel/Congregation Crown of Israel, which has been located for close to one.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Shimon Scher

Crown of Israel was founded in the early 1920’s, and entered their current building in 1928. The first long-term Rabbi of the shul was Rav.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Shmuel Kalman Mirsky

A child of Yerushalayim, this brilliant mind came to America and settled in Boro Park. He fused brilliance and piety, and his brilliant Torah.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Avrohom Kellner

In a previous installment in the history of Boro Park of yesteryear, we chronicled some of the close-to 100 year.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Chaim Pinchos Lubinsky

Boro Park of yore was home to one of the largest waves of she’eiris hapleitoh in the world; men and women who’d seen the worst atrocities in.... read more

Memory Lane: Congregation Kesser Israel, A Sanctuary in Mapleton Park

Melting Pot in MapletonThe neighborhood of Mapleton Park was developed around the year 1910. It used to encapsulate greater.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Aaron Gordon & Louis Kalmanowitz; Bridging the Mir and Boro Park

In Dos Yiddishe Licht (founded by Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt) we read: “Boro Park Active for Mirrer.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Moshe Dovber Rivkin, Pioneering Boro Park, Educating Generations

In the early 1930’s Rav Moshe Dovber Rivkin arrived in Boro Park from Yerushalayim with his Rebbetzin. While Rav Rivkin would serve as a Rosh.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Sender Shmuel Teitelbaum, Kolbusover Rav

A Scion of Sighet goes WestRav Sender was born to his father, Rav Aryeh Leibush, who was a son in law of Rav Chaim Yonah.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Aaron Yehuda Weintraub, zt”l, Lisobiker Rov

An interesting phenomenon of the aftermath of WWII was the existence of world-class Ge’onim, masmidim, and talmidei Chachomim who were common.... read more

Memory Lane: The Beitcher Rov

The Beitcher Rebbeim—scions of the courts of Sanz, Ropshitz, and Dzikov—came to Boro Park in the 1930’s, when the sum of bearded Yidden in.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yoel Halpern, Yaslo Rov, zt”l, From Bergen Belsen to Boro Park

A Scion of Rabbinic Royalty Rav Yoel was born in Krakow in the year 1900. His father was Rav Matisyahu Chaim Halpern, who.... read more

Memory Lane: Shomrei Shabbos Anshei Nowogrod

In 1922, a group of men began davening at 1420 50th Street. They founded a society by the name of Shomrei Shabbos of Borough Park. The shul would.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yerachmiel Kumin

Sometime in the 1930’s, a scion of Lita’s illustrious Torah families, graduate of its elite yeshivos, and personal secretary to the Chofetz.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Mordechai Gimpel Hakohen Wolk

Rav Mordechai Gimpel came to America in the 1920’s, and founded the first mossad hachinuch for girls in Boro Park, in addition to his incredible.... read more

Memory Lane: Rebbe Yisachar Berish Rubin, zt”l, The Dolina Rebbe

The Dolina Rebbe—a saintly figure, scion of the greatest Chassidic dynasties—came to the United States in 1923, and settled in Boro Park.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yaakov Yechiel Traube

In recent weeks we have profiled two great Boro Park Rabbonim who served at Knesses Israel/Hebrew Community of Boro Park, located at 1323 42nd.... read more