Rose Kramer, 86, a former Hebrew schoolteacher and lifelong Zionist, died Sept. 25 in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she had recently been living. The former Rose Schnabel, she was one week shy of her 87th birthday on Yom Kippur.
Born in West Philadelphia, Kramer pursued advanced Hebrew studies at Gratz College while teaching Hebrew school. She was very active in Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi, the Religious Zionist movement, where she met her husband, Rabbi Meyer Kramer.
In addition to teaching, she served as the religious adviser to the sisterhoods of the congregations where her husband served as rabbi. She was also active in the PTA activities of the Beth Jacob Schools and the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia.
Kramer was honored at the national convention of Emunah Women, a religious Zionist group that supports children and the underprivileged in Israel, for her activities as president of its Philadelphia chapter. She also was a member of the Bustleton-Somerton Book Club.
In addition to her husband of 62 years, Kramer is survived by daughters Rena Loebenberg, Tamar Klein and Shira Danziger; son Rabbi Doniel Kramer; sister Clara Kersky; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.