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Simeon Jacob Frankel (1840–1928)

Mr. Simeon Frankel who was for 39 years Secretary of the Great Synagogue, Sydney died on Sunday last aged 86 years. The funeral which left his residence at Birriga road on Monday afternoon for Rookwood cemetery was largely attended; those present at the graveside included Mr. Orwell Phillips (President) and Mr. Lewis G. Cohen representing the Great Synagogue, and Mr. L. M.. Phillips President of the Sir Moses Montefiore Home and others who had been associated with the late Mr. Frankel in the community. The Rev. Rabbi Cohen officiated at the interment assisted by the Rev. L. A. Falk.

Mr. Frankel retired from office as secretary in 1920, and although he had been seriously ill on several occasions was a fairly regular attendant at the services. Mr. Frankel was twice married.

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'Frankel, Simeon Jacob (1840–1928)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


London, Middlesex, England


19 February, 1928 (aged ~ 88)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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