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Rabbi Raphael Joseph

December 5th, 2007 · 12 Comments

Rabbi Raphael Joseph

רפאל ב"ר יעקב יוסף

Cofounder , Rabbanu Yaakov Yosef School (RJJ)

Date of Death: Tue. May 29, 1928 - Sivan 10 5688

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Cemetery Details
83-45 Cypress Hills Street
Glendale, NY 11385
United States

Phone: (718) 366-5900


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Mount Carmel operates many of the surrounding cemeteries. Gates open Sunday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM. Closed Saturdays and some Jewish Holidays

Directions to Kever: Mount Carmel Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Location: Section: 1, Block: C, Society: RABBI JACOB JOSEPH, up the hill, last row of the section.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: JOSEPH, RAPHAEL

Biographical Notes:

Joseph Lazarus
Photo Caption: State Senator Lazarus Joseph (L) January 10, 1946 soon after being elected as New York City Comptroller looking on.  State Senator Joseph, a  grandson of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph remained a Shomer Shabbos Jew even as a high ranking politician. As New  York City Comptroller he campaigned for the Kosher Meat Laws.  Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
Photo Caption: Kever of  State Senator Lazarus Joseph at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Queens, Credit:Institute For Judaic Culture and History
Joseph Henrietta 1
Photo Caption: kever of Henrietta Joseph, wife of State Senator Lazarus Joseph at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Queens, Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel 
Photo Caption: Kever of Caption Jacob Joseph, great grandson of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph.  Captain Joseph of the United States Marine Corps was killed in action at the Battle of Guadalcanal on October 22, 1942 when is jet was shot down over the Pacific.  Then New York City Mayor William O’Dwyer memorialized Captain Joseph in City Hall and later named a playground  on the Lower East Side in his honor. Interment was at the New Mount Carmel cemetery in Queens alongside his father. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
Joseph Ethyl 1
Photo Caption: kever of Ethyl Joseph, daughter of State Senator Lazarus Joseph at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Queens, Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel 

Bio Information:
Only son of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph.

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Miller // Dec 26, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    The Rav Hakollel also had a son “Schmuel” (as per th NY Times article after the passing of the Chieff Rabbi Yaakov Joseph).

    He aslo had two daughters, Schultz and Brody.

  • 2 Tzvi // Dec 26, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Brody is in New Mount Carmel.

  • 3 Baruch A // Dec 28, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    I am pretty sure he only had one son, please post the date of the NYT article so I could look it up (or send it to me).
    Thank you,

  • 4 Rabbi D. Stern // Dec 28, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Its a footstone along with other Brody family members, does anyone know where the sister is buried.

  • 5 Allan Berko // Dec 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    She is listed as Anna Brody d. 7/10/1940 on the Mount Carmel website, she is in Section: 2, Block: 5, Map: 12 along the road.

  • 6 Miller // Dec 29, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    That’s why I questioned it, now that I re-read the Times article, I might have made a mistake.

  • 7 Baruch A // Dec 29, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Rabbi Stern:
    His other daughters name was Nechama (not sure of an English name). She married Dr. S. Robert Shultz, the Chief Rabbi?s personal physician. I am still looking for the her grave.
    Thank you,

  • 8 Rabbi D. Stern // Dec 29, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks, keep up the good work!!!!!!!

  • 9 Irving Barnett // Dec 29, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    The matzeiva says that he was a “ben yachid”.

  • 10 Baruch A // Dec 29, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Rabbi Stern:
    I just checked the NYT, her name was Dorothy and she passed away in September of 1963. Form the obit it would appear that she was involved with many chesed organizations. He husband Dr. Simon Robert Schultz passed away in 1928. No mention of where she was buried.
    I will use some of the clues in the obit to see what I could “dig” up. Interestingly, both obits clearly ask mourners not to bring flowers.
    Thank you,

  • 11 BJ // Jun 29, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I just came across this wonderful website, allow me to fill in some of the missing pieces. Dorothy (Nechama) is buried at Union Field not far from her father. If I remember correctly she had no children thus “beloved aunt” is listed on her marker. Keep in mind that her husband, Dr. Schultz (who was 9 months younger than her) died in 1928 while she died in 1963.

    Just a small correction Chana (Anna) was older that Dorothy. Anna was born April 12, 1874 while Dorothy was born August 5, 1875.

  • 12 Tevye // Jul 10, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I am researching the family (parents/siblings) of Dr. Simon Robert Schultz, who according to the medical journal Eclectic Review (15 Jun 1902) married Dorothy Joseph on 5 Jun 1902 in New York. “BJ”, a recollection of one of Simon’s nephews is that Simon [and Dorothy] did not have children – consistent with your memory. Census records also are consistent with Simon and Dorothy not having had any children. Re Dorothy’s birth date, Simon’s application for a passport in July 1914 states his wife (Dorothy nee Joesph) was born Aug 8, 1876.
    FYI, Dr. Schultz’s family includes parents Abraham and Sarah, brothers Max, Hyman, and David, and sisters Chy-Sura, and Dora. I am looking for more information on this family.

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