Gertrude Rodman, 75, active for many years in Jewish and other philanthropic organizations, died Tuesday at George Washington University Hospital after a stroke. She lived in Washington.

She was born in Washington and spent her childhood in Baltimore where she graduated from normal school and taught school for four years before returning to Washington.

Mrs. Rodman was a founder and chairman of the Washington Women's Division of the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Washington. She was an executive board member of the National UJA Women's Division. She served on the boards of the Washington UJA Federation Endowment Fund and the National UJA Distribution Committee. She was a member of Hadassah and the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington.

Mrs. Rodman was chairman of the Washington Women's Division of Bonds for Israel, a member of the board of governors of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, a life member of Tehnion Women, a charter member of the Committee of Jewish Educators Association and a member of the National Council of Jewish Women, the Pioneer Women and the board of the Israel Education Fund. She belonged to the NAACP and the Southern Conference for Human Welfare.

She is survived by her husband, Morris Rodman of Washington; two daughters, Judith Bryant of London, England, and Betsy Dubb of Philadelphia, and five grandchildren.