Moses Mescheloff

Moses Mescheloff

Born Jun 12, 1909

Moses Mescheloff (June 12, 1909 – May 9, 2008) was a renowned American Orthodox rabbi and community leader for 75 years, known especially within circles of American Orthodox Judaism, primarily in Miami Beach, Florida, and in Chicago, Illinois.

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1909 Birth When Mescheloff was born, in 1909, his parents lived in Manhattan. … Read More


1932 23 Years Old Mescheloff received his semikhah from RIETS in 1932. … Read More
1936 27 Years Old In 1936 Revel was deeply involved in his efforts to make Yeshiva College a full-fledged University. … Read More


1954 45 Years Old In 1954, Mescheloff moved to Chicago, in time to celebrate Hanukkah with his new congregation in West Rogers Park, Chicago, Congregation K.I.N.S. (Knesset Israel Nusach Sfard) of West Rogers Park.
1955 46 Years Old Rabbi Joseph Lookstein was the installing officer and guest speaker at his installation, on January 9, 1955. … Read More


1981 72 Years Old Mescheloff was called upon frequently to open Chicago City Council meetings with an invocation. On one of these occasions, on May 13, 1981, the Mayor received word that Pope John Paul II had been shot. … Read More
1982 73 Years Old After ten years, the congregation signed a life contract with Mescheloff. From 1982 he served as Rabbi Emeritus. … Read More
1989 80 Years Old Mescheloff was elected by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee and inducted by Mayor Richard M. Daley into Chicago's Senior Hall of Fame, at a full session of the City Council on May 25, 1989. Mescheloff was honored by the city of Chicago on May 1, 2002, when Vice-Mayor Alderman Bernard L. Stone unveiled a street sign in front of the entrance to Congregation K.I.N.S., “Honorary Rabbi Moses Mescheloff Street”. … Read More
2008 99 Years Old Died in 2008.
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