Rabbis, Cantors and Kehila
Chief Rabbis in Chronological Order
- Rabbi Israel ben Ithamar (d. 1726), first known rabbi of Lask.
- GOETZ, Rabbi Meir ben Eliakim (1685-1732), of Hildesheim; also
simultaneously the first chief rabbi of Piotrkow
Trybunalski in 1726.
- Rabbi Phinehas (Pinchas) Zelig (d. 1770), author of Ateret Paz (1768).
- ZILBERBERG, Rabbi Moses Judah Leib, author of Zayit Ra'anan (1851-69)
- MEISELS, Rabbi David Dov (d. 1876), father of Rabbi Zvi Arie Yehuda.
Zvi Arie Yehuda, rabbi of Lask from 1876 to 1932; author of Hiddushei
Leibel (Yehuda Leib), the last rabbi of Lask; assisted his
father-in-law, Rabbi Meisels, until he was
officially appointed the rabbi of Lask in 1932; Rabbi Ajzenberg was
Chelmno death camp and
murdered there by the Nazis. For further information, contact
Rabbi Ajzenberg's grandson, Lou
Nayman, at Louaft@aol.com.
- SAPIR ?, Rabbi Elazar, renowned rabbi of the 18th century; author of Ma'ase
Roke'ach; from Lask and Plonsk; father of 1) Yitzchak EJLINBERG, who was buried in old
Lodz cemetery, and 2) Sinai SAPIR, rabbi of Brzeziny, author of Minkhat
Ani and Olat Khodesh.
- ZYSMAN, Rabbi Israel David (1824-1866), son of Avraham; buried in old
See also: Pre-1800 Lask Bibliography
- Encyclopaedia Judaica. Keter, 1991.
- Friedman, Philip and Pinkus Gliksman. Stary Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi (The
Old Cemetery in Lodz). Lodz: Lodz Jewish Community, 1938.