Rabbinical Profiles(1)

Surnames N & O

Rev. E. Nemeth

A Rev. Nemeth from Gateshead served as the first minister of Whitley Bay Synagogue, Northeast England (mid-1920s to 1930s) and a Rev. E. Nemeth was the temporary minister of the Central Synagogue, London, during World War II until about 1947. It is presumed that these were the same person (The Jewish Communities of North-East England by Lewis Olsover (1980), p.261; The Lost Synagogues of London by Peter Renton, p.75 and Jewish Year Book listings.)

Rev. Gary Newman

Southport-born Rev. Newman was chazan (cantor) at the Higher Prestwich Hebrew Congregation, Manchester before moving south to become assistant minister and chazan at Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation (serving for six years during mid-1990s). He then served as minister of Newbury Park Synagogue, London (c.2000-December 2014) and, following the meger of that congregation, he was appointed community welfare minister of the new entity, Redbridge United Synagogue, London (January 2015-May 2019). Following yet a further merger, he became community welfare minister of Cranbrook United Synagogue, Ilford, London (May 2019 to present - April 2020). (Jewish Year Book listings, Cranbrook United Synagogue website and press reports.)

Rabbi Isaac Newman
(3 April 1924 - 2011)

London-born Rabbi Newman, M.Phil., (m. Rita) had served as headmaster of Notting Hill Hebrew Classes before becoming minister of Kingsbury District Synagogue, London (c.1948-c.1950). He subsequently served as minister of St Albans Hebrew Congregation, Lancashire (early-mid 1950s), Dalston Synagogue, London (1958-1966) and Barnet & District Affiliated Synagogue, London (from at least 1970 to about 1989). He had also served as a senior lecturer (Judaica) and chaplain at Middlesex Plytechnic, Trent Park, honarary secretary of the Rabbinical Council and US Chaplain to the R.A.F. (Jewish Year Book listings and "Who's Who" entries and information provided by Rabbi Newman's son.)

Rev. H. Olivestone

Rev. Olivestone, who came to Britain in 1914, was with Adath Yisroel Synagogue, London, before serving as minister of Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation (1920-1924), Portsmouth Hebrew Congregation (1924-c.1926) and Walthamstow and Leyton Synagogue, London (c.1926-c.1932). (Jewish Year listings and Jewish Chronicle reports.)

Rabbi Shalom Osdoba

Rabbi Osdoba served the Hull Jewish community for 18 years, and was the community last full-time minister, serving as minister of Hull Hebrew Congregation from 1995 until 2011. (Jewish Chronicle press reports.)

Rev. B. Ostroff

Rev. B. Ostroff served as reader and hon. secretary to the Barking Hebrew Congregation, London from at least 1928 to at least 1936. (Jewish Year Book listings.)

Rev. I. Ostroff

Rev. I. Ostroff served as reader, taecher and mohel to the Aberdeen Hebrew Congregation (c.1909-c.1911). (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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