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Rabbinical Profiles(1)
Orthodox

Surnames A

Rev. Isaac Aarons

Rev. Aarons served as shochet (c.1909-c.1915) and as reader (c.1914-c.1926) of the Hull Western Synagogue and then as reader of Hull Beth Hamedrash Hagadol (c.1928) and Hull New Hebrew Congregation. (Jewish Year Book listings.)

Rabbi Ariel Abel

Rabbi Abel (m. Shalamit) holds bachelors degrees in Semetics (University of Manchester) and Law (University of Central Lancashire) and masters degrees in Education (University of Liverpool) and Research (university of Manchester) and was awarded semicha in 1998 through the Shehebar Sephardic Center in Jerusalem. He served as minister of Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation, Princes Road (1999-2002 and from 2015 to present - June 2020), Waltham Forest Hebrew Congregation, London (2002-2005) and Radlett United Synagogue, Hertfordshire (2005-2010). (Rabbi Abel's biography on Prices Road Synagogue website.)

Dayan Yonason Abraham

London-born Dayan Abraham studied at Yeshivot in Gateshead anf Lakewood (New Jersey) before moving to Australia in 1985. He also later briefly attended Brisk Yeshiva, Jerusalem. During his stay in Australia he served as rabbi of Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, Melborne (1995-2001) and became a member of the Melbourne Beth Din (1997-2001). He returned to Britain in 2001 and at the age of 37 became a member of the London Beth Din. He was rabbi of Toras Chaim Synagogue, Hendon, London, from 2006 until 2019, when he also resigned from the Beth Din. (Who's Who" entry in Jewish Year Booksand press reports.)

Rev. I.L. Abrams

Rev. Abrams served as part-time minister of Mill Hill & District Hebrew Congregation, London (1953-1958/9). (History of the congregation, on its website.)

Rev. Eli Abt

South African-born Rev. Abt served as chazan (cantor) of the Yeshurun Synagogue, Edgware, London from about 1956 until about 1964. (Jewish Year Book listings.)

Rabbi Hermann Adler
(30 May 1839 - 18 Jul 1911)

Rabbi Herman (Naphtali) Adler was the son of Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler. He was born in Hanover, brought up in London, received semicha in Prague and a PhD. from Leipzig. He became principal of Jews College in 1862 and then served as minister (initially referred to as lecturer or preacher) of Bayswater Synagogue, London (1864-1891). From 1879, he deputized as delegate chief rabbi due to his father's failing health and, in 1891, was elected to succeed him as Chief Rabbi (1891-1911). ("British Chief Rabbis 1664-2006" by Derek Taylor, 2007.)

Rabbi Doron Ahiel

Rabbi Ahiel serves as rabbi of the Netzach Israel Synagogue, Golders Green, London, from at least 2005 until present (June 2020). (Jewish Year Book listings and Federation of Synagogues website.)

Rev. B.M. Alperovitz

Rev. Alperovitz served as reader of the Hull Western Synagogue from about 1906 until about 1914. (Jewish Year Book listings.)

Rev. Saul Amias, MBE
(9 March 1907 - 1 December 2002)

London-born Rev. Amias, who studied at Yeshivah Etz Chaim and Jews' College, answered an advertisement for a Hebrew teacher for the then tiny Jewish community in Edgware which led to him being involved in the formation of the town's first Jewish congregation, serving as Edgware Synagogue's first minister from 1931 until his retirement in 1975, except for a break during World War II, when he served as an army chaplain. He was also instrumental in establishing the Rosh Pinah Jewish Primary School in 1956 and received an MBE in 1973. ("Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History" (2011) by W. Rubinstein and M.A. Jolles, p.28 and Reminiscence of Rev. Saul Amias.)

Rabbi Raymond Apple

Melbourne-born Rabbi Apple served as minister of Bayswater Synagogue, London (1962-1965) and Hampstead Synagogue, London (1965-1972), before returning to Australia to take up the post of senior minister of the Great Synagogue of Sydney (1972-2005). ("The Hampstead Synagogue 1892-1967" by Raymond Apple, 1967 and Jewish Year Book listings.)

Rev. David Applebaum
(1855 - 2 Feb 1907)

Rev Applebaum (m. Jeanette, or Shinah, née Martschin) was born in Dobrin, Poland (then part of the Rusian Empire). He moved to London in the late 1870s where was employed as reader of a synagogue (identity not known). He spent the early 1880s in Germany, in the town of Lautenburg, but returned to Britain and was appointed reader, shochet and mohel of Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation, Leazes Park Road (1886-c.1894). He then appears to have served briefly as reader (chazan) of Sunderland Beth Hamedrash (c.1894-c.1895) before returning to London. In London, he was employed as reader of several small East End congregations, including Chevra Bikkur Cholim, Fashion Street (c.1895-c.1899), Great Alie Street Synagogue (c.1898-c.1902) and St Mary Street Synagogue (c.1904), while at the time practising as a freelance mohel, until his untimely death at the approximate age of 52. ("Service and Scandel" the life and times of Rev David Applebaum (2013) by Niel Appleby)

Rev. Samuel Arkush
(b. 1892)

Rev. Arkush served as chazan of Cardiff Hebrew Congregation (c.1914-1924) and as minister, chazan and shochet of Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation (1924-c.1939). (Jewish Year Book listings and Jewish Chronicle reports)

Rabbi Yaakov Aronovitz

Rabbi Aronovitz serves as rabbi of the Kollel Beis Aharon (Ohel Avrohom Synagogue), Edgware, London (c.2019 until present - May 2020). (Uniquely Edgware website.)

Rabbi Meshulam Yissochor Dov Ashkenazi
(1905 - 6 Nov. 1994)

Rabbi Meshulam Ashkenazi, from the Western Ukraine, came to London as a Holocaust survivor and became known as the Stanislav-Alesker Rebbe, or Stanislaver Rebbe of London, establishing the Stanislowa Beth Hamedrash, Stamford Hill, London. (The Yeshiva World report 26 March 2020.)

Rabbi Uri Ashkenazi
(c.1944 - 26 Mar. 2020)

Rabbi Uri Ashkenazi was the son of Rabbi Meshulam Yissochor Dov Ashkenazi. In 1994, he succeeded his father ias the Stanislaver Rebbe of London and rabbi of the Stanislowa Beth Hamedrash, Stamford Hill, London (1994-2020). He died after contracting the (COVID-19) coronavirus. (The Yeshiva World report 26 March 2020.)

Rabbi Chanan Atlas

Rabbi Atlas (m. Nechama) studied at the University of Salford as well as Har Etzyon Yeshiva in Israel and also served in an IDF combat unit. He was the rabbi for Port Elizabeth Hebrew Congregation, South Africa (2004-2007) and subsequently served as minister of Birmingham Central Synagogue (2012-2014) and the Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation, Manchester (2014-2019) before returning to Israel to serve as rabbi of Ohel Ari Synagogue, Ra'anana (from August 2019). (LinkedIn biography and Jewish Year Book listings)

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  1. Additional biographical information may be found in the source or sources shown in parenthesis following each profile. These were also the primary, but not necessarily the sole, source of the data provided in the profile.


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