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Rabbi Joel Alexander

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Rabbi Joel Alexander

  • Birth 1824
  • Death 10 Aug 1866
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Section 53 Row Z Plot 3
  • Memorial ID 29646503

ALEXANDER, Joel, Hebrew reader, born in Posen Province, and immigrated with his wife and eldest daughter to Brooklyn, NY. He was the first permanent rabbi of Congregation Baith Israel in Brooklyn. Union troops having captured Memphis, Tennessee, in 1862, Joel Alexander moved there with his family to become the reader at the Orthodox congregation Beth El Emeth in 1863. He died on 10 August 1866 at age 42 and was buried in Memphis.


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  • Created by: Mgreen2
  • Added: 7 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29646503
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rabbi Joel Alexander (1824–10 Aug 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29646503, citing Baron Hirsch Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Mgreen2 (contributor 46817414) .