Pictures of Rabbi Shachna Isaacs of Cincinnati, Ohio & his wife Reitza Isaacs (Kashan)

Schachne Isaacs, 1811 – 1887, immigrated from Lithuania and arrived in the Cincinnati area by way of New York in 1856. He opened a general store in Darrtown, later moving to Cincinnati where he entered the wholesale dry goods business. He was vigilant in the observance of Orthodoxy. When his congregation failed to include plans for a mikvah in a proposed building, he resigned in protest and started his own congregation, Beth Tefyla, in 1869. It is still known as Reb Schachne’s Shul. 

Death:Died April 3, 1887 in Cincinnati, OH, USA
Immediate Family:Son of Yitzhok Wartelsky 
Husband of Reitza Isaacs 
Father of Nesha Julia PolaskyMax IsaacsTobias IsaacsMoses IsaacsSarah Marks and 3 others 
Brother of Lazerus Isaacs 

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