Mourning the Tragic Passing of Devra Freelander z”l

It is with overwhelming sadness that we share news of the tragic death of Devra Freelander z”l, daughter of Rabbis Elyse and Daniel Freelander, past President of the World Union.

The funeral is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 3, at 12 noon at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

Shiva will begin Wednesday evening at the Freelander home in NYC.

Devra was a video and sculpture artist who participated in artist residencies worldwide and whose artworks appear in Times Square and Long Island City.

She will be remembered for her passion, creativity, warmth and insight.

We are shocked and heartbroken to share this news with you.

The family can be reached by email at and

May Devra’s memory be for a blessing to all who knew and loved her.


The World Union Family



Funeral and Shiva information below comes from Temple Barnert.

The funeral will take place at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, July 3, at Barnert Temple.
For those unable to attend in person, the Funeral will be live streamed.  Please click here.

Interment will be private.

Shiva at the home of Rabbis Elyse Frishman and Daniel Freelander
(455 Central Park West, Apt 21C, New York, NY 10025) on:

  • Wednesday, July 3:  6:30 pm – 9 pm, with a minyan at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, July 4:  2 – 5 pm and 7 – 9 pm, with a minyan at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 6:  7 – 10 pm, with a minyan at 8 pm
  • Tuesday 7 – 9 pm, with a minyan at 7:30 pm

At the home of Jonah Freelander and Sarah Perlmeter
(336 Carroll Street, Garden Apartment, Brooklyn) on:

  • Sunday, July 7:  2 – 5 pm and 7 – 9 pm, with a minyan at 7:30 pm 

At the home of Adam Freelander and Julie Stein
(400 Douglass Street, Apt. 1, Brooklyn) on:

  • Monday, July 8:  7 – 9 pm, with a minyan at 7:30 pm 


Donations in memory of Devra Freelander may be made to:
Socrates Sculpture Park’s Emerging Artist Program.