Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: FYI: R' Josiah DERBY (c1913-2002) #rabbinic


On 2002.12.21, Bernard Kouchel <koosh@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

Rabbi Josiah DERBY
Born Berdichev, 7th generation direct descendant of R' Levi Yitzhak
Imm. US in 1921
Math degree Harvard.
Attended JTS, ordained 1943
Became rabbi of Rego Park (NYC)
Moved to Florida 1983
Created Coconut Creek Synagogue
Died Wed. Dec.18, 2002
I met Rabbi Lavey Derby some years ago when he ran programs at the
92nd St. Y, and wondered how a rabbi came to the very English
sounding family name. I now assume that the Derby family is >from the
male line of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev whose family name was
Derbaremdiger, which was presumably shortened in the US to Derby.

Best wishes
Rabbi A. Marmorstein

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