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Rabbi Yitzchok Sodden

January 11th, 2011 · 15 Comments

Rabbi Yitzchok Sodden

יצחק ב"ר קלונימוס

Rav, Congregation Ohav Shalom, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Wed. October 28, 1981 - Tishrei 30 5742
Rosh Chodesh

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Cemetery Details
7800 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, NY 11385
United States

Phone: 718-821-0200
Contact: Matthew Ivler


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Check their website for office and gate hours. There is a restroom in the office building.

Directions to Kever: Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Block: E, Section: 2, Line: 23, Grave: 19, Society: Ponewiesch, along Herzl Avenue 

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: SODDEN, ISAAC

Biographical Notes:

Sodden Yitzchok
Photo Caption: Rav Yitzchok Sodden, Credit: AF
Soden Yitzchok Ad March 6 1919
Source: The Jewish Morning Journal, March 6, 1919
Sodden Brooklyn Eagle 1932
Photo Caption: Rav Yitzchok Sodden at a Knesseth HaRabonim meeting, Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 1932

Photo Caption: The Rav’s stamp, Credit: IFJCAH


Bio Information:
The Rav who authored a number of seforim (books) rabbinated for a number of years in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Mount Lebanon Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Jan 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Rabbi Sodden was the Father-In-law of Rabbi Sslomo Schapiro of KGH, see here in the comments where we discussed this:

  • 2 Ben Bee Zee // Jan 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    His son Reb Yakov Sodden was a SIL of Rabbi Dov Ber Appelman ( and was a Rabbi in Van Cortland.

  • 3 Ben Bee Zee // Jan 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I’m actually not sure about the relationship between them I might be mistaking.

    Rabbi Soddin became a Rabbi before he married, and he already published his Sefer at age 21

    More about his biography

  • 4 Mo. Kennedy // Jan 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Mr Y.D Miller

    Where does Rabbi Shapiro have a shul


  • 5 YD Miller // Jan 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Bnai Abraham
    75-03 Main Street
    Kew Gardens Hills, NY USA
    Rabbi: Rabbi Solomon B. Shapiro

  • 6 Mo. Kennedy // Jan 12, 2011 at 9:24 am


  • 7 A // Jan 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Rabbi Shapiro was niftar last week.

  • 8 YD Miller // Jan 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Baruch Dayan Emes

  • 9 Mo. Kennedy // Jan 13, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    is there any obituary writen about rabbi shapiro

  • 10 N Shapiro // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Rabbi and Rebbetzin Sodden z”l are the parents of Rebbetzin Mildred Shapiro, wife of Rabbi Solomon B. Shapiro z”l.

    1. Shapiro does not have a “c” in it.
    2. Sodden is spelled with an “e” not “i”

    There is an article about Rabbi S.B. Shapiro in the weekend edition of the Hamodia printed on Wednesday 1/12 in the “D section”.

  • 11 AF // Jan 17, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Rav Yitzchok Sodden ZT”L was only rav in Worcester, Massachusetts for a very short time he served in rabbanus for over 5o years and was a famed baal darshan hundreds of people would come to hear his drashos. He was rav in a number of Kehilos in Brooklyn but for the longest periods at Oheiv Shalom in Greenpoint where he served for 25 years and in his later years he served as rav of Bais Shalom on Alabama Ave in East New York for about 20 years. He published a shtar mechiras chometz in 1928 which is still used by many rabbanim today. He was born and raised in Ponovezh, Lita and was a talmid of R. Itzile Ponevizher ZT”L. He came over as a bachur and was a close talmid and received shimush from R. Avraham Aharon Yudelevitz ZT”L. He accepted his first position in rabbanus before he was married. His Rebbiten was Rivka daughter of R. Shloima Yitzchok Lieberberg originally of Chechanov, Poland. Rav Sodden ZT”L was recognized as one of the greatest rabbanim in pre-war America.

  • 12 BarbaraSchwalb // Feb 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    My Grandmother,Ruchel leaha,Silverstein,was,an,aunt,to,Rabbi,and Rebbetzin,Yetzchak,Sodden.

  • 13 Barbara Sodden Flecker // Feb 27, 2013 at 2:39 am

    Rabbi Sodden was my Father’s Samuel’s brother.
    He was a man of such depth and true goodness and graciousness. He Family was an example for the World to follow. We were very close cousins and We visited often and they, Family Weddings and other occasions. Our Family thinks of Him and His Family often.

  • 14 Annette Faust // Nov 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I would like to know if Rabbi Sodden lived on Pennsylvania Ave in Brooklyn and if he has a sister, I believe Syliva? If so, he officiated at my mother, Miriam Faust’s funeral in 1972. Please let me know if this is he???

  • 15 AF // Mar 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    My grandfather Rabbi Sodden did live on Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn from about 1950-1970 and had a daughter Shulamis (Sylvia). You may be thinking of his son my uncle Rabbi Yaakov Sodden of Van Cortland Park Jewish Center who passed away in 2007 and is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Queens.

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