R. Simon Isaac b. Yehudah Zvi Ha'Levi Finkelstein (1861-1947) was born in Vilyampolskaya Sloboda and emigrated to the U.S. in 1886 or 87. He held the rabbinical position in several American communities. In 1889 he served in Baltimore, followed by a short stay in Cincinnati, in 1899 we find him in Syracuse, by 1924 he had settled in Brownsville (Brooklyn, NY) where he lived until his demise. R. Finkelstein possessed a fine ability in Hebrew writing and was renown for his ability in delivering eloquent homilies. His published works attest to his erudite scholarship: Bet Yitzchak (St. Louis 1924); Bekurei Anuvim (Chicago 1899); Ein Simon (New York 1935).