NYC Honorary Street Names
Rabbi Yaakov Spiegel Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Rivington Street
Location:Between Ludlow Street and Orchard Street
Honoree: Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Spiegel (1936-2001) a descendent of several Chasidic dynasties, was the long-time leader of Congregation Shaarai Shomoyim, also known as the Roumanisher Shul, at 89-93 Rivington Street. Rabbi Spiegel was a strong advocate of education for girls and was active in local civic groups. The synagogue building, erected as a church about 1857, collapsed in 2006 and was demolished the following year.
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