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Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Fried

January 7th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Fried

יוסף אליהו ב"ר יהודא ליב

Shukyaner Rav

Date of Death: Mon. May 9, 1927 - Iyar 6 5687

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Cemetery Details
81-14 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: 718-821-1060
Fax: 718-381-1551
Contact: Todd Ivler


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Mount Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Society: JESHURAN OF HARLEM, Section: 1, Block: T, Gate: 3

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: FRIED, JOSEPH

Biographical Notes:

Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Title page, Ohel Yosef, Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information:
Rav Fried rabbinated at the Eldridge Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side.

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

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

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jane Berman // Jan 7, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Ben Bee Zee,
    Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Fried the Rav of the Eldridge St. Synagogue was my great great grandfather. I’ve been searching relentlessly for information about him and his family history. I’ve also found the two publications that you’ve mentioned above, though unfortunately I cannot read Hebrew. I’m pretty certain that in the first few pages he makes some dedications to his father and extended family. Do you know if there’s any services or other ways for me to have the first few pages translated?
    Looking forward to your response.

  • 2 YD Miller // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:29 am


    Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Fried came from a famous Rabbinic Family in Russia-Lithuania, his father Reb Yehuda Leib was one of 5 sons of Rabbi Moshe Mishel Luria (I’m not sure if RYL altered his name from Luria to Fried or only his son RYE) who was the Rabbi in a town called Krakinovo a suburb of Kovno.

    The other four sons of Rabbi Luria were; Shaul Luria, Nathan Nuta Luria-Flahm, Yehonoson Luria and Eliahu Ahron Luria, they had one sister Rivka Lipla who married Mier Kemaiker known as Mier Anikster, they emigrated to Palestine and lived in Jeruslem.

    Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Fried served as the Rabbi in Shukian and later came to the US where he settled in NYC, he was never officialy installed as Rabbi in the Eldridge St. Shul but was one of its highest ranked members where he also preached and thought others.

    Rabbi Fried was one of the Rabbis who issued a euology on the passing of RJJ the Rav Hakollel, he also served as a Rabbi for Kashrus of Meat and Matzohs.

    His wife Fiege Rivka (Fanny) was the daughter of Shraga Fievish and Pesha (Maiden name Friedman), they had 4 sons; Isidore, John, Herman and Abraham and two daughters; Ida Cohen and Rose Berman.

    Rabbi Fried passed away May of 1927, his funeral was held at his residence 3 west 11th St. in NYC.

  • 3 YD Miller // Jan 7, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Rabbi Fired adresses the crowd in Honor of RJJ:

  • 4 Jane Berman // Jan 31, 2011 at 11:44 am

    YD Miller,

    Thank you so much for the information! It means the world to me and is very exciting to hear.
    It does raise a few questions though. My grandfather had told me that Rabbi Fried’s wife’s name was Rebecca. I also had found a census that lists her name as Rebecca as well. Perhaps Fanny and Rebecca are the same person?

    I’m also greatly interested to know where you found the information regarding the family and life of Rabbi Joseph E. Fried.

  • 5 YD Miller // Jan 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm


    I researched a lot on the family, if you read Hebrew you can find more information here:

    You can contact me in private for additional information:

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