NEW YORK (Oct. 31)
The Rev. Isidore Frank, senior chaplain of the New York City Police Department for 45 years, died this weekend at the age of 85. He was one of the organizers of the Shomrim Society, the fraternal group of the more than 2,000 Jewish members of the Police Force.
Born in Poland, Rev. Frank came to the United States in 1894. He served as cantor for Emanuel Brotherhood on the Lower East Side and he was appointed chaplain of the House of Refuge at Randalls Island in 1915. He was named cantor of Mount Neboh Temple in 1918 where he served until 1946 when he was named cantor emeritus. He was appointed Police Department chaplain in 1921 and three years later he was instrumental in organizing the Shomrim Society.