Funeral service for the late Dr. Frederic de Sola Mendes, who died on Wednesday will be held this morning from the West End Synagogue. Dr. Nathan Stern, assisted by Max Gauman, will officiate.
Rabbi Mendes, who was for fifty-four years connected with the West End Synagogue, Congregation Shaaray Tefila, as Rabbi and Rabbi Emeritus, died at his home in Mea Rochelle in his seventy-eighth year.
Dr. Mendes was born at Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies, on July 8, 1850. He was the son of Dr. Abraham Pereita Mendes, and the elder brother by two years of Dr. H. Pereira Mendes, for more than half a century leader of the Congregation Shearith Israel.
Dr. Mendes achieved a great reputation for scholarship pulpit ## and writing power. He founded The American Hebrew and was its editor during the first six years (1879-1885). He was an editor of the Jewish Encyclopedia and chief of its translation ##. He was also an editor of the New Bible Translation and of The Jewish Classics. He contributed articles to Jerboa’s Encyclopedia and to the Encyclopedia American. He was the auditor of several Jewish text books and translations, ## the Prayer Book, “Jewish Family Paper,” and “Lea## of a Missionary,” by Gustar ##.