Zev Segal

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Rabbi Zev Segal
Position Rabbi
Synagogue Young Israel of Newark
Position President
Organisation Rabbinical Council of America
Began 1968
Ended 1971[1]
Predecessor Pesach Levovitz
Successor Bernard L. Berzon
Personal details
Born Jan. 7, 1917[2]
Saratov, Russia[1]
Died Mar. 5, 2008
Jersey City
Buried Jerusalem, Israel
Denomination Orthodox
Spouse Esther Piperburg[2]
Children Nachum, Moshe, Yigal, Chaim Nathan, Leah,and Peninah
Semicha Skokie Yeshiva

Zev Segal (1917–2008) was an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi.

Segal was born in Saratov, Russia and moved to Palestine as a toddler. He survived the 1929 Hebron massacre. He was the founding rabbi of the Young Israel of Newark, and served there for thirty-three years, from 1945 to 1978. During this period, Segal also served a three-year term as president of the Rabbinical Council of America, from 1968 to 1971.[1]

Segal was the father of radio broadcaster Nachum Segal, and Rabbi Nate Segal of Staten Island.

Segal was found dead in his car at the bottom of the Hackensack River on March 6, 2008 after being reported missing a day earlier. He was traveling from an appearance on his son's radio show to an appointment in Livingston, New Jersey. Segal was 91.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Levi Julian, Hana (03/09/08). "A Classic of the Time, Rabbi Zev Segal, Dead at 91". IsraelNN Syndications. Retrieved 16 March 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b Hevesi, Dennis (March 9, 2008). "Rabbi Zev Segal, Orthodox Leader Who Took Interfaith Approach to Social Issues, Dies at 91". New York Times. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rabbi Is Found Dead in River, Inside His Car". The New York Times. March 7, 2008. Retrieved 24 April 2010.