West London Synagogue of British Jews

Upper Berkeley Street, London W.1.




Prepared for JCR-UK by Louise Messik
Page created: 10 October 2003

Latest update or revision: 24 October 2014

Ministers of the Congregation
Reproduced with kind permission of West London Synagogue.
Photographs WLS


The Rev. Professor David Woolf Marks
Senior Minister 1840-1893

The Rev. Albert Lwy
Second Minister 1842-1892

The Rev. Philip Magnus
Assistant Minister 1866-1880

The Rev. Isidore Harris
Assistant Minister 1881-1925

The Rev. Morris Joseph

Senior Minister 1893-1930

The Rev. Vivian Simmons

Assistant Minister 1913-1942

Rabbi Joel Blau
Assistant Minister 1924

Rabbi Harold F. Reinhart
Senior Minister 1929-1957

Rabbi Bruno Italiener

Assistant Minister 1941-1949

Rabbi Curtis Cassell
Second Minister 1948-1957

Rabbi Andre Ungar
Assistant Minister 1952-1955


Rabbi Louis J. Cashdan 

Assisted 1939-1942

Rabbi Hermann Schreiber
Assisted 1941

 Rabbi Arthur Katz
Assisted 1942-1947

Rabbi Michael Curtis
Assisted 1948-1971

Rabbi Alan Miller
Assisted 1955-1959


Rabbi Stanley Dreyfus
Assisted 1949

Rabbi John Levi
Assisted 1957-1958

Rabbi Bernard Heller
Assisted 1957

Rabbi Harold Saperstein
Assisted 1957: 1980/81: 1982/83


Rabbi Werner Van Der Zyl
Senior Minister 1958-1968

Rabbi Michael Leigh

Assistant Minister 1958-1963


Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Assistant Minister 1964-1968


Rabbi Wolfe Kelman

Assisted 1957-1958

Rabbi Shamai Kanter
Assisted 1958

Rabbi Ignaz Maybaum

Assisted 1958

Rabbi Charles Berg

Assisted 1958

Rabbi E.S. Rosenblum

Assisted 1958

Rabbi Marim B. Charry

Assisted 1960-1962

Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Senior Minister 1968-1996  Died in Office


Rabbi Michael Goulston
Assistant Minister 1968-1972  Died in Office

Rabbi Thomas Salamon
Assistant Minister 1972-1975

Rabbi Mrs Jacqueline Tabick
Associate Minister 1975-1999

Rabbi A. Daniel Smith
Associate Minister 1977-1982

Rabbi William Wolff
Associate Minister 1984-1986

Rabbi Robert Shafritz
Associate Minister 1987-1993

Rabbi Sonny Herman
Assisted 1969

Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Assisted 1972-1974

Rabbi Henry Goldstein

Assisted 1973

Rabbi Lionel Blue

Assisted 1974-1977

Rabbi Reuven Silverman

Assisted 1974

Rabbi Colin Eimer

Assisted 1975-1976

Rabbi Alan Podet

Assisted 1976/77: 1986/87

Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman

Assisted 1981-1982


Rabbi Larry Tabick
Assisted 1990

Rabbi Mark Winer
Senior Rabbi 1998-2010


Rabbi Helen Freeman
Rabbi 1999-2010
Principal Rabbi 2010-

Rabbi Sybil Sheridan
Rabbi 2014-


Rabbi David Mitchell
Rabbi 2011-

 Rabbi Neil Janes
Rabbi 2015-


Rabbi Michael Farbman
Assistant Rabbi 2001-2004

Rabbi Roderick Young

Assistant Rabbi 2004-2006

Rabbi Josh Levy

Assistant Rabbi (Education) 2004-2008

Rabbi Malcolm Cohen

Assistant Rabbi 2006-2009

Rabbi Danny Burkeman

Assistant Rabbi 2009-2011

Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers

Rabbi 2009-2013

Rabbi Benji Stanley
Assistant Rabbi 2013 -2014

Rabbi Julia Neuberger DBE
(Baroness Neuberger)

Senior Rabbi 2011-



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