Rebecca Cohen

Name: Rebecca Cohen d. 7/1919

Family: Father, Yehoshua Heschel, six children

In 1889, Rebecca (Reifka Cohen) arrived in Baltimore from Lithuania at the age of 64. According to Allan Dew, Rebecca was a legendary member of the Durham Jewish community. She was a walking encyclopedia of Jewish law and was a member of the Chevra Kadisha. She was a mother of six children.