Mrs. Dena Brody a”h


candle-small6It is with tremendous sadness that we report the passing of Mrs. Dena Sarah Brody a”h,  veteran mechaneches and menaheles of Bais Rivka Rochel Girls Elementary School in Lakewood, NJ.  

Mrs. Brody passed away following an illness.

She was a daughter of R’ Moishe Swerdloff zt”l, a Torah pioneer who hailed from East New York in Brooklyn.

A well-respected educator, she devoted herself heart and soul to her students and teachers, and raised a beautiful family of bnei and bnos Torah together with her husband, Rav Pinchos Brody, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yaakov Yosef in Edison, NJ.

Her brother, Rav Elya Chaim Swerdloff, is rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah of Paterson.

The levaya will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Lake Terrace Hall on Oak Street in Lakewood, NJ. Kevurah will be in Eretz Yisroel.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

{Yosef Newscenter}


  1. I was lucky enough to be a talmida Mrs. Bridy ah. I fondly remember her big smile as she would walk down the hallways greeting each girl with a personal “good morning” ! She was a queen, so dignified so respected! One thing that will always stand out in my mind was the time I saw her couched down to the little first graders bundling them up, zipping each girls coat and putting on her hat and scarf so they wouldn’t be cold!!!! What a mentch! She treated each girl with a tzelem elokim- that was her motto! Every girl was special, no matter what reason had brought them into her office. Who can take the place of such an esteemed woman? May she be a meiliyz yoshar for her family, students, and klal yisroel! Besuros tovos.