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Rabbi Samuel Gershon “Mook” LEVIAge: 81 years19081990

Name
Rabbi Samuel Gershon “Mook” LEVI
Name prefix
Rabbi
Given names
Samuel Gershon
Surname
LEVI
Nickname
Mook
Hebrew
שמואל גרשון לוי
Birth June 13, 1908 (Sivan 14, 5668) 37 36
Toronto, Canada - טורונטו, קנדה

Death of a paternal grandmotherLeah BROUDO
June 1908 (Sivan 5668)
St. John, Canada - סנט ג'ון, קנדה

Birth of a sisterLeah Ruth LEVI
March 1, 1910 (Adar I 20, 5670) (Age 20 months)
St. John, Canada - סנט ג'ון, קנדה

Death of a paternal grandfatherMoshe Dov Baer LEVI
November 23, 1910 (Heshvan 21, 5671) (Age 2 years)
Eretz Israel (Ottoman) - ארץ ישראל, טורקיה

Birth of a brotherDonald Moses “Moe” LEVI
April 18, 1912 (Iyar 1, 5672) (Age 3 years)
St. John, Canada - סנט ג'ון, קנדה

Birth of a sisterTobey Deborah LEVI
January 4, 1915 (Tevet 18, 5675) (Age 6 years)
Toronto, Canada - טורונטו, קנדה

Death of a maternal grandmotherSheina “Jennie” MOREELL
May 13, 1917 (Iyar 21, 5677) (Age 8 years)
St. Louis MO, USA - סנט לואיס, ארה"ב

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Shenia Fleishman Death: May 13, 1917 Burial: Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery 9125 Ladue Road Saint Louis MO 63124 USA Phone: + 1 (314) 991-0264 Record added: Jul 23, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 39782748
Death of a motherMinnie FLEISCHMAN
November 9, 1933 (Heshvan 20, 5694) (Age 25 years)
Toronto, Canada - טורונטו, קנדה

Address: Burial: Jones Avenue Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
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Birth: unknown Death: Nov. 9, 1933 Burial: Jones Avenue Cemetery Toronto Toronto Municipality Ontario, Canada Plot: JONES AVE. G.T., *A,, M, 24 Created by: P. Tyrie Record added: Aug 12, 2016 Find A Grave Memorial# 168111712
Marriage of a siblingIra Dolkart SKLOVSKYTobey Deborah LEVIView this family
February 5, 1935 (Adar I 2, 5695) (Age 26 years)
Toronto, Canada - טורונטו, קנדה

Death of a fatherPaul Arthur LEVI
August 27, 1943 (Av 26, 5703) (Age 35 years)
Toronto, Canada - טורונטו, קנדה

Immigration 1946 (5706) (Age 37 years)
New York NY, USA - ניו יורק, ארה"ב

Immigration 1975 (5735) (Age 66 years)
Jerusalem, Israel - ירושלים, ישראל

Death of a brotherShlomo David “Pom” LEVI
October 24, 1976 (Tishrei 30, 5737) (Age 68 years)
Death of a brotherEliezer Asher LEVI
April 19, 1978 (Nissan 12, 5738) (Age 69 years)
Death of a brotherDonald Moses “Moe” LEVI
April 23, 1981 (Nissan 19, 5741) (Age 72 years)
Toronto, Canada - טורונטו, קנדה

Death of a sisterRivka Rebecca LEVI
January 4, 1988 (Tevet 14, 5748) (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterDr. Mattie Margaret LEVI
November 8, 1989 (Heshvan 10, 5750) (Age 81 years)
Toronto, Canada - טורונטו, קנדה

Address: Burial: Jones Avenue Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Plot: JONES AVE. C.K., *B, SOUTH, 15, 7
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Birth: unknown Death: Nov. 8, 1989 Burial: Jones Avenue Cemetery Toronto Toronto Municipality Ontario, Canada Plot: JONES AVE. C.K., *B, SOUTH, 15, 7 Created by: P. Tyrie Record added: Aug 12, 2016 Find A Grave Memorial# 168111927
Occupation
Rabbi, Translator
Jerusalem, Israel - רב, מתרגם

Note: Former president of the Rabbinical Assembly and a former editor of the quarterly publication Conserv…
Death April 5, 1990 (Nissan 10, 5750) (Age 81 years)
Jerusalem, Israel - ירושלים, ישראל

Cause of death: Heart Failure
Note: New York Times - Obituary
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father
mother
Marriage: 1895 (5655)Chicago IL, USA
2 years
elder sister
Mattie Levi-RotenbergDr. Mattie Margaret LEVI
מטי מטלה לוי
Birth: January 30, 1897 (Shevat 27, 5657) 26 25Toronto, Canada
Death: November 8, 1989 (Heshvan 10, 5750)Toronto, Canada
17 months
elder sister
Sara Etta Jane LEVI
שרה אטה ג'יין לוי
Birth: June 30, 1898 (Tamuz 10, 5658) 27 26Toronto, Canada
Death: March 29, 1994 (Nissan 17, 5754)Toronto, Canada
20 months
elder sister
Rivka Rebecca LEVI
רבקה לוי
Birth: February 25, 1900 (Adar I 26, 5660) 29 28Toronto, Canada
Death: January 4, 1988 (Tevet 14, 5748)Miami FL, USA
23 months
elder brother
Abraham Abba LEVI
אברהם אבא לוי
Birth: January 31, 1902 (Shevat 23, 5662) 31 30Toronto, Canada
Death: July 8, 1992 (Tamuz 7, 5752)Detroit MI, USA
3 years
elder brother
Shlomo David “Pom” LEVI
שלמה דוד לוי
Birth: July 31, 1904 (Av 19, 5664) 33 32Toronto, Canada
Death: October 24, 1976 (Tishrei 30, 5737)Detroit MI, USA
19 months
elder brother
Eliezer Asher LEVI
אליעזר אשר לוי
Birth: March 11, 1906 (Adar 14, 5666) 35 34York ON, Canada
Death: April 19, 1978 (Nissan 12, 5738)Miami FL, USA
2 years
himself
Rabbi Samuel Gershon “Mook” LEVI
שמואל גרשון לוי
Birth: June 13, 1908 (Sivan 14, 5668) 37 36Toronto, Canada
Death: April 5, 1990 (Nissan 10, 5750)Jerusalem, Israel
21 months
younger sister
Leah Ruth LEVI
לאה רות לוי
Birth: March 1, 1910 (Adar I 20, 5670) 39 38St. John, Canada
Death: May 8, 1991 (Iyar 24, 5751)Detroit MI, USA
2 years
younger brother
Donald Moses “Moe” LEVI
דונאלד משה לוי
Birth: April 18, 1912 (Iyar 1, 5672) 41 40St. John, Canada
Death: April 23, 1981 (Nissan 19, 5741)Toronto, Canada
3 years
younger sister
Tobey Deborah LEVI
טובי דבורה לוי
Birth: January 4, 1915 (Tevet 18, 5675) 44 43Toronto, Canada
Death: February 8, 1997 (Adar I 1, 5757)Detroit MI, USA

SourceStella Baldev - Personal Testimony
Publication: Email from Stella Baldev, September 2010 sbaldev@comcast.net
SourceGeni Website
Publication: http://www.geni.com/home
SourceElla Fleishman-Auerbach & Dorothy Fleishman-Schucart - personal testimonies
Publication: 'Fleishman Family History''' by Ella Fleishman Auerbach of Omaha NE, USA. 1965. Fleishman family hostory by Dorothy Fleishman Schucart, Los Angeles, USA. 1985.
SourceGross-Weinberg Family Tree
Publication: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/79955952/family
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Birth Jun 13, 1908 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1908 (AGE) Birth of Sister Leah Ruth Levi(1910–1991) Mar 1, 1910 • St. John, New Brunswick, Canada 1910 1 Birth of Half-Sister Leah Ruth Levi(1910–1991) Mar 1, 1910 • St. John, New Brunswick, Canada 1910 1 Birth of Brother Donald Moses Moe Levi(1912–1981) Apr 18, 1912 • St. John, New Brunswick, Canada 1912 3 Birth of Half-Brother Donald Moses Moe Levi(1912–1981) Apr 18, 1912 • St. John, New Brunswick, Canada 1912 3 Birth of Sister Tobey Deborah Levi(1915–1997) Jan 4, 1915 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1915 6 Birth of Half-Sister Tobey Deborah Levi(1915–1997) Jan 4, 1915 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1915 6 Death of Mother Minnie Fleishman(1871–1933) 9 Nov 1933 • Toronto, 1654339, Ontario, Canada 1933 25 Death of Father Paul Arthur Pessach Aryeh Levi(1871–1943) Aug 27, 1943 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1943 35 Death of Brother Shlomo (David) Levi(1904–1976) Oct 24, 1976 • Detroit Michigan 1976 68 Death of Half-Brother Shlomo (David) Levi(1904–1976) Oct 24, 1976 • Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States 1976 68 Death of Brother Leiser Osher (Eliezer) Levi(1906–1978) Apr 19, 1978 • Miami, Florida, USA 1978 69 Death of Half-Brother Leiser Osher (Eliezer) Levi(1906–1978) Apr 19, 1978 • Miami, Florida, USA 1978 69 Death of Brother Donald Moses Moe Levi(1912–1981) Apr 23, 1981 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1981 72 Death of Half-Brother Donald Moses Moe Levi(1912–1981) Apr 23, 1981 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1981 72 Death of Sister Rivka Rebecca Levi(1900–1988) Jan 4, 1988 • Dade, Florida, United States 1988 79 Death of Half-Sister Rivka Rebecca Levi(1900–1988) Jan 4, 1988 • Dade, Florida, United States 1988 79 Death of Sister Mattie (Margaret) Levi(1897–1989) Nov 8, 1989 • Ontario, Canada 1989 81 Death of Half-Sister Mattie (Margaret) Levi(1897–1989) Nov 8, 1989 • Ontario, Canada 1989 81 Death of Half-Brother Samuel Gershon Mookie Levi(1908–1990) Apr 4, 1990 • (U.S. Consulate) Jerusalem, Israel 1990 81 Death Apr 4, 1990 • (U.S. Consulate) Jerusalem, Israel 1990 81
Occupation
Former president of the Rabbinical Assembly and a former editor of the quarterly publication Conservative Judaism (1965-1969). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Judaism_(journal) In World War II, Rabbi S. Gershon Levi was the first full-time Jewish chaplain in the Canadian military. Posted overseas in 1942, Captain Levi was also the first Jewish chaplain with a Canadian overseas force in Europe, rising to the rank of major. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire. http://www.ontariojewisharchives.org/exhibits/jcmm/religiousidentity.html From 1946 to 1974, he was rabbi of the Jamaica Jewish Center in Queens. He was a former president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the parent body of Conservative rabbis. Translator of Yiddish and Hebrew classics, among them ''Gates of Bronze'' by Haim Hazaz (The Jewish Publication Society, 1975). He also translated and edited a two-volume work by Gedaliah Alon, ''The Jews in Their Land in the Talmudic Age'' (Magnes Press of the Hebrew University, 1980 and 1984). http://www.tobypress.com/books/hazaz_gatesbronze.htm Education: University of Toronto, 1929. Columbia University, 1932. Master's degree in Semitic languages from . Jewish Theological Seminary in Manhattan, 1933. Rabbinical Studies. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/04/06/obituaries/s-gershon-levi-81-a-former-president-of-a-rabbis-group.html
Death
New York Times - Obituary S. Gershon Levi, 81, A Former President Of a Rabbis' Group Published: April 06, 1990 Rabbi S. Gershon Levi, a former president of the Rabbinical Assembly and a former editor of the quarterly publication Conservative Judaism, died of heart failure yesterday at his home in Jerusalem. He was 81 years old. Rabbi Levi, an ardent Zionist who retired to Israel in the mid-1970's, was a translator of Yiddish and Hebrew classics, among them ''Gates of Bronze'' by Haim Hazaz (The Jewish Publication Society, 1975). He also translated and edited a two-volume work by Gedaliah Alon, ''The Jews in Their Land in the Talmudic Age'' (Magnes Press of the Hebrew University, 1980 and 1984). From 1946 to 1974, he was rabbi of the Jamaica Jewish Center in Queens. He was a former president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the parent body of Conservative rabbis. In World War II he was the senior Jewish chaplain of the Canadian armed forces in Europe, rising to the rank of major. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire. He was born in Toronto and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1929. In 1932, he received a master's degree in Semitic languages from Columbia University. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Manhattan in 1933. He is survived by his wife, the former Shoshana Biegelson; a daughter, Dr. Vicki Levi of Beersheba, Israel; a son, Don, of Eugene, Ore., and five grandchildren. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/04/06/obituaries/s-gershon-levi-81-a-former-president-of-a-rabbis-group.html
Note
Levi, Rabbi S. Gershon. Breaking New Ground: The Struggle for a Jewish Chaplaincy in Canada. Edited by David Golinkin. Montreal: National Archives Canadian Jewish Congress, 1994. 101pp. This special issue of Canadian Jewish Archives deals with an important chapter in the history of the war effort of the Canadian Jewish community during the cataclysmic world conflict against Nazi Germany’s Festung Europa. This is the story of how the author, who was the first Jewish chaplain to the Canadian forces in World War II, organized and developed his far-flung ministry to Jewish servicemen. The book begins however with an account of the bureaucratic problems and intra-communal conflict which hindered the appointment of the first Jewish chaplain. Rabbi Levi’s story reaches a climax with several moving episodes of the role of Canadian Jewish chaplains during the liberation of Europe, particularly the first Passover Seders conducted in freedom. Some Seders took place right at the front-line during the continuing conflict. These episodes are found in the appendices. Before undertaking this review I was not unfamiliar with the name of S. Gershon Levi and of his service as a war-time chaplain. But it was only on reading the introduction, by David Golinkin, that I learned the extent of Rabbi Levi’s rabbinic/scholarly and literary career. It was a revelation to discover that he had translated several important works by noted Jewish writers such as Chaim Grade, Haim Hazzaz and Gedaliah Alon. Prof. Golinkin is to be commended for bringing to posthumous fruition Rabbi Levi’s last work, the memoir of his five years in the Canadian military chaplaincy; also for enlarging on Rabbi Levi’s memoir with the appendices. It is particularly gratifying that he was able to translate from the Yiddish the interviews of I. Medres with Rabbi Samuel Cass, originally published in the Kanader Adler. The book includes merited tributes to Rabbi Levi by Rabbi Dr. Isaac B. Rose of Jerusalem and by Lady Elsie Janner of London (England). In particular Rabbi Rose stresses the role of the Jewish chaplaincy, created by Rabbi Levi, in helping the She’erit ha-Peletah, the survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. Janice Rosen, the Congress archivist in Montreal, is quite correct in her preface in saying that the chaplaincy story is a Canadian Jewish Congress story as well as another chapter in the war years record of Canadian Jewry. The book explains the significant role of the Congress in gaining approval for the appointment of Jewish military chaplains. I also agree that Gershon Levi is a worthy guest author for the Canadian Jewish Archives. It is to be hoped that this will be a precedent for publication of other worthy contributions to Canadian Jewish history. The Canadian Jewish Archives should be continued as a tribute to its founders: Saul Hayes, long-time executive director of Congress; Louis Rosenberg, its first editor; and David Rome, in appreciation of his prodigious output since 1974. While Rabbi S. Gershon Levi was Canada’s first Jewish military chaplain, the practice of appointing Jews as civilian chaplains dates back to the 1890s. The first Jewish civilian chaplain was Rabbi Hartog Veld of Montreal’s Temple Emmanuel, appointed by the federal government to tend to the spiritual and social needs of Jews who found themselves in penal institutions. Rabbi Veld was one of the rabbinic advisers to the Baron de Hirsch Institute. The Institute began to extend service to Jews in prison and in other Institutions soon after its establishment, in 1891, in cooperation with the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society. Abraham Arnold Winnipeg pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/cjs/article/view/19823/18527