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Sincere Condolences to Hazzan Rabbi Ira Rohde

Published on Mar 10, 2020

We regret to inform you of the passing of

Mother of our beloved Hazzan, Rabbi Ira L. Rohde
and of Jonah, Jay, and Marshall Rohde.

The Funeral will take place on Friday, March 13, at 10:00 AM
at the Maryland (Cheltenham) Veterans Cemetery 
11301 Crain Hwy, Cheltenham, MD 20623
 Shib`ah will be observed until Thursday morning.

Sadly, due to risk of spreading infection, there will be no visitors to the Bet Abel. Please make an effort to offer your condolences and words of comfort by phone or email.  For many of us, this is a difficult time of isolation, this is especially true for mourners in Shib`ah
You may call Rabbi Rohde between the hours of 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:00 - 8:00 PM.  The number is 212-787-3161.

Emails can be sent to
You may also wish to send condolence notes to:
Rabbi Ira L. Rohde
19 West 70th Street
Apt. B
New York, NY 10023
As many of you are aware, Shearith Israel has temporarily suspended services. At this time, there are no planned events or services, including condolence visits for Rabbi Rohde.  If conditions change additional information or notifications will be sent by email. 
   יְהִי רָצוֹן מִלִּפְנֵי אֱלֹהֵי הַשָּׁמַיִם, לְרַחֵם עַל פְּלֵיטָתֵנוּ, וְלַעֲצוֹר הַמַּגֵּפָה, וְהַמַּשְׁחִית, וְהַחֶרֶב, וְהָרָעָב, וְהַשְּׁבִי, וְהַבִּזָּה, מֵעָלֵינוּ וּמֵעַל עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן
May it be the will of God to have compassion on those who have survived, and to ward off pestilence, destruction, sword, famine, captivity and despoiling from us and from all Israel, Amen.


To honor the memory of Pearl Rohde with a donation to Shearith Israel, please click here or call the office at 212-873-0300 x228.  To support families during shibah, please consider a donation to the Hebra Hased Va'Amet. The family will be notified of your donation.

Commemorative Synagogue Plates

Plates depicting Shearith Israel's five historic synagogue buildings as well the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI.

First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America.