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Rabbi Moses Mordecai Rivkind

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Russia
Death: February 11, 1940 (78)
Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Zelda Rivkind
Father of George Rivkind; Louis Rivkind; Winnie King; Abraham Rivkind; Samuel Alexander Rivkind and 3 others

Occupation: rabbi
Managed by: Howard Lawrence Waldman
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About Rabbi Moses Mordecai Rivkind

obituary in the Jewish Advocate 2/16/1940 [see media]: "Rabbi Moses Mordecai Rivkind, 82, of 34 Enfield street, Hartford, Conn., passed away early Sunday morning, February 11. Rabbis Rosenberg and Beck of Hartford officiated at the funeral services which were held from the Lomdei Mishnais Congregation in Hartford, and burial was at the Beth El Synagogue Cemetery in West Roxbury.

Rabbi Rivkind, who was first ordained when he was nineteen years of age, and who was a rabbi for sixty-three years, was the oldest orthodox rabbi in the United States. He served for twenty years in Philadelphia at Kesser Israel and Bes Medrash Hagodol; was rabbi in New York City at the Eldrich Street Synagogue and at the Sencar Synagogue; served at Chicago, Illinois; at Des Moines, Iowa; at St. Paul, Minnesota, and at Indianapolis, Indiana.

He is survived by his wife, Zelda; five sons, George, Louis, Abraham, Samuel and Saul; and three sisters, Tillie and Bessie Rivkind and Winnie King." [sic; the last three were his daughters]

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Rabbi Moses Mordecai Rivkind's Timeline

December 2, 1861
June 15, 1887
Age 25
July 10, 1895
Age 33
Augustow, Augustów County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland
July 14, 1902
Age 40
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
February 11, 1940
Age 78
Connecticut, United States