Zev Segal

Zev Segal ((1917-01-07)January 7, 1917 – (2008-03-05)March 5, 2008) was an Orthodox Jewish rabbi.


Zev Segal
Born(1917-01-07)January 7, 1917
DiedMarch 5, 2008(2008-03-05) (aged 91)
SpouseEsther Piperburg[1]
ChildrenNachum, Moshe, Yigal, Chaim Nathan, Leah, and Peninah
Jewish leader
PredecessorPesach Levovitz
SuccessorBernard L. Berzon
SynagogueYoung Israel of Newark
OrganisationRabbinical Council of America
BuriedJerusalem, Israel
SemichaSkokie Yeshiva


Segal was born in Saratov, Russia and moved to Palestine as a toddler.[2] 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.[2]

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.[1] 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 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.
  2. ^ a b c Levi Julian, Hana (9 March 2003). "A Classic of the Time, Rabbi Zev Segal, Dead at 91". Arutz Sheva. 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.