BDE: Rabbi of “Ground Zero synagogue” Passes Away

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NEW YORK — The rabbi of a house of worship known as “the ground zero synagogue” has died.

The Wall Street Synagogue said in a brief statement that Rabbi Meyer Hager died on Sunday at New York University Medical Center.

His age and cause of death were not given.

A funeral will be held at the Beekman Street synagogue Wednesday afternoon.

Rabbi Hager with members of the FDNY – Picture courtesy of “The Jewish Week”

Hager served at the synagogue for more than 50 years.

The synagogue is next to Engine Six, which lost four firefighters at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

The funeral is scheduled for 2 PM at the Synagogue at 2 PM, located at 47 Beekman Street.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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