JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rodesh Shalom / Rodeph Shalom #general

Ira Leviton

Dear Cousins,

Batya Olsen asked about the burial place of Rebecca AJZENSHMIDT WACHT
(1830-1923) in Rodesh Shalom Cemetery, which she supposed was in Queens,
because she had not been able to determine its location.

This is almost certainly Rodeph Sholom, which is a Reform Congregation
that was formerly located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and moved
about 70 years ago to 7 West 83rd Street, New York, N.Y., 10024, on the
Upper West Side. It is still active and has a quite a large membership.
Their telephone number is 212-362-8800, their fax number is 212-877-6526,
and their e-mail address is They have at least one
cemetery plot in Queens, in Union Field. You can try to call either
Rodeph Sholom, or perhaps even better, Union Field at telephone
718-366-3748, fax 718-366-8471, or e-mail

If I understand the Rodeph Sholom and Union Field web sites correctly,
Rodeph Sholom is the owner (or was the original owner) of Union Field, so
just because somebody is buried there, it does not mean that they were a
member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom; they could have been buried in the
plot of a landsmanshaft or organization that bought land there.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.

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