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Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Dr. David M. Posner, ז”ל

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson's eulogy for our beloved Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Dr. David M. Posner (Funeral services — 10/22/18).

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Statement from Senior Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson
and Temple President Harris Diamond

With profound sorrow Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York mourns the death of our beloved Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Dr. David M. Posner, ז”ל, who served the temple with extraordinary love and matchless devotion over four decades. His long and distinguished rabbinate touched the lives of thousands as he shepherded his flock with unbounding care and sweet tenderness. His compassion and dignity, his brilliant intellect, and his great musical talent comforted, inspired and delighted us. Unwavering in his commitment to Reform Judaism, and a noted leader within the Jewish community around the world, he built warm friendships and lasting partnerships with clergy of all faiths. The gentle qualities of his life and spirit will forever remain a blessing to all who knew and loved him. Our deepest sympathy to his wife Sylvia; his children Rachel (Lionel) and Raphael (Courtney); and their children Simon and Eli, Chase and Felix. We hold them in our hearts and grieve beside them.

The funeral will take place on Monday, October 22, 12:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, Fifth Avenue at 65th Street. Interment will follow at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Fairview, New Jersey. Shiva will be observed on Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23 in Temple Emanu-El's Isaac Mayer Wise Hall, One East 65th Street, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The family has requested that contributions in Rabbi Posner’s memory be made to the development office of CaringKind, 360 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10017.

Joshua M. Davidson, Senior Rabbi
Harris Diamond, President




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