Thousands to attend Williamsburg funeral for NY rabbis who drowned near Miami beach

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WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Thousands of people are expected to attend funeral services for two prominent rabbis who drowned while swimming in Miami Tuesday.

Yitzchak Rosenberg, right, and Chaim Parnes, left, are pictured. (Credit: vosizneias.com)

Yitzchak Rosenberg, right, and Chaim Parnes, left, are pictured. (Credit: vosizneias.com)

Isaac Rosenberg and Chaim Parnes, well-known members of the Satmars, were swimming on Haulover Beach in Miami when they were caught in a rip current, according to the Miami Herald. A third person also swimming were taken to the hospital.

The bodies were flown to JFK overnight Wednesday and arrived around 5:30 a.m.

The funeral service for Rosenberg will be held at 9 a.m. at 14 Hooper st. in Williamsburg. Parms' funeral will be held a 1 p.m. in Orange County.

The NYPD expects 10,000 people or more to attend the services.

The Satmars is the largest ultra-Orthodox group in Orange County and Brooklyn.