Thursday, July 10, 2008

Rabbi Dr. A. Stanley Dreyfus z"l

My grandfather, Rabbi Dr. A. Stanley Dreyfus, died on Tuesday. The funeral is this afternoon in Brooklyn. Several reflections by his students have appeared on the blogosphere already, including two posts by Rabbi Andy Bachman and a post by Ravaj.

UPDATE: Other links include a response on Mixed Multitudes, a brief obituary in the JTA, multiple death notices in the New York Times, and a press release from HUC-JIR. The press release quotes his ordination address from June 1979, the day I became the first fetus in history to be ordained as a rabbi.


  1. Our condolences. So sorry for your loss.

  2. So sad to hear of your loss. You're in our thoughts

  3. BDE. The true and heartfelt words spoken as yesterday's funeral were true and honest representations of a most classy, personable and intelligent intellectual.

    Knowing Rabbi Dr. Dreyfus during my time as librarian at HUC in NY over the last few years, I can say he will sorely be missed.

    May his memory be a blessing.

  4. may his memory be blessed; hamakom yinachem etchem b'toch sha'ar avelei tziyon v'yerushalyim.

  5. זכרונו לברכה

    I saw the name and wondered if he was any relation to you; you have my condolences.