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Rabbinical Profiles(1)
Orthodox

Surnames W to Z

Rev. M. Warshavski

Rev. Warshavski served as second reader of Leazes Park Road Synagogue, Newcastle (c.1923-c.1926). ("The Jewish Communities of North-East England" by Lewis Olsover (1980), p.204 and Jewish Year Book listings.)

Rabbi S. Warshaw

Rabbi Warshaw, BA, served as minister of Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue, London (c.1950-c.1951). (Jewish Year Book listing.)

Rev. M. Warth

Rev. Warth served as reader/chazan of Hackney Synagogue, now the Hackney & East London Synagogue (c.1957-c.1958), after which he returned to Israel. (Jewish Year Book listings.)

Rabbi Garry Wayland

Rabbi Wayland, who has a BSc in mathematics from Manchester University, studied at the Jerusalem Kollel, where he obtained semicha. He served as assistant rabbi (youth & young families) of Woodside Park Synagogue, London (2012-2016), after which he returned to teaching. (Rabbi Wayland's LinkedIn profile.)

Rev. A. Weinberg

Rev. Weinberg from Johannesberg served as chazan, mohel, shochet and teacher of Blackpool Hebrew Congregation (1900-1902) and the United Hebrew Congregation, Regents Street, Belfast (1902-c.1903). (Jewish Chronicle reports and Jewish Year Book listing.)

Rabbi Shimon Winegarten
(b. 1949)

London-born Rabbi Winegarten (m.Chava) served as minister of the Bridge Lane Beth Hamedrash (BLBH), Golders Green, London (1980-2019). (Profile on BLBH website.)

Rev. Louis Weiwow
(b. 1892)

Leeds-born Rev. Weiwow, BA, served as minister of Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation (1917), Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation (1918-1919), South Manchester Hebrew Congregation (1923-1946), Nairobi Hebrew Congregation, Kenya (1946-1949) and Torquay and Paignton Hebrew Congregation (1950-1957). (Jewish Year Book Who's Who listing.)

Rabbi Osher Yaacov Westheim
(1948 - 9 Apr 2020)

Gateshead-born Rabbi Westheim, a leading rabbi in Manchester, studied at the Gateshead Yeshiva and Yeshivat Beer Yaakov in Israel. He was a member of the Manchester Beth Din (1994-2004) and founder of Yeshivas Esras Torah (1995) and Badatz Igud Harabbonim (2004). He died after contracting the (COVID-19) coronavirus. (Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News reports.)

Rabbi Alan Wilkinson

Rabbi Wilkinson (m. Ruth) studied at a number of academic institutions, including Harvard University, University of Leicester, London School of Economics, the College of Law and the University of Greenwich and qualified and practised as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He was awarded rabbinic semicha in 2014, joined the chaplaincy team at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2015 and North Middlesex Hospital in 2018. He has served as rabbinic leader of Ahavas Yisrael Synagogue, Edgware, from c.2019 to present (May 2020). (Congregation's website)

Rabbi Saul Wiseman

Rabbi Wiseman served as minister of the Elm Park Synagogue, Hornchurch, London, from about 1992 until about 1999. (Jewish Year Book listings.)

Rev. Myer Wolfson

Rev Wolfson served as minister of Hastings and St Leonards Hebrew Congregation (1927-c. 1928) and Aberdeen Hebrew Congregation (c.1929-c.1930), as well as in Liverpool. (National Jewish Heritage Trails website for Hastings and Jewish Year Book listings.)

Rev. Samuel Wolfson
(b. 1909)

Tredegar-born Rev. S. Wolfson served as minister of North Finchley and Woodside Park District Synagogue, London (c.1948-c.1949) and as assistant minister of Greenbank Drive Hebrew Congregation, Liverpool. (Jewish Year Book listing and Who's Who entries.)

Rev. Wilfred Wolfson
(b. c.1906)

Odessa-born Rev. W.Wolfson served as senior minister of Plymouth Hebrew Congregation (1928-1944) and of a number of other congregations in Canada and the UK, including Darlington Hebrew Congregation (1973-1976). and Cardiff United Synagogue's Cathedral Road Synagogue (from 1976) (Jewish Year Book listings and Jewish Chronicle report.)

Rabbi Benjamin B. Wykansky
(c.1916 - 1993)

Rabbi Wykanski, a son of Rev. Simon Wykansky, studied at Cambridge University and Jews' College, London. He served as the first minister of Finchley Synagogue, London (c.1930-c.1932) and as assistant minister of Brondesbury Synagogue, London (1934-1950) and was a chaplain in the British Armed Forces during World War II. He later served as a rabbi in Temple Emanu-El, Staten Island, New York (1950-1982). (Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History (2011) by W. Rubinstein and M.A. Jolles, p.1051 and news reports.)

Rev. Lewis Wykansky

Rev. Wykanski, a son of Rev. Simon Wykansky, was chazan and shochet of a congregation in Hull before becoming the second reader of Leazes Park Road Synagogue, Newcastle (c.1936-c.1949), also serving for a short period as acting minister (c.1946-c.1948). (Jewish Year Book listings and Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History (2011) by W. Rubinstein and M.A. Jolles, p.1051.)

Rev. Simon Wykansky
(c.1878 - 25 Nov 1939)

Russian-born Rev. Wykansky, who came to Britain in 1905, was the father of Rev. Lewis Wykansky and Rabbi Benjamin Wykansky. He served as chazan of Dublin Hebrew Congregation (c.1908), as chazan and shochet of Wolverhampton Synagogue (1912-1920), as first reader (and possibly minister) of Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation (c.1920) and finally, until his retirement, as chazan and shochet of Plymouth Hebrew Congregation (1920-1933). (Jewish Chronicle reports and Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History (2011) by W. Rubinstein and M.A. Jolles, p.1051.)

Rev. M. Yare

Polish-born Rev. Yare served as reader of Pontypridd Synagogue, Wales (1948-c.1953) and as minister of Northampton Hebrew Congregation (c.1955-c.1966) and Elm Park Synagogue, Hornchurch London (c.1966-c.1975). (Jewish Chronicle reports and Jewish Year Book listing.)

Rev. Israel Yellin

Rev. Yellin (or Yelin) served as first reader of Leazes Park Road Synagogue, Newcastle (1894-c.1901). ("Sevice and Scandel" by Daniel Appleby, 2013 and The Jewish Communities of North-East England by Lewis Olsover (1980), p.204.)

Rev. I. Young

Rev Young served as minister of Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill Hebrew Congregation (1921-c.1927). (National Jewish Heritage Trails website for Hastings.)

Rabbi Yudelovitch

Rev. Yudelovitch, from Russia, served as first rabbi of Newcastle Beth Hamedrash during the 1890s. (The Jewish Communities of North-East England by Lewis Olsover (1980), p.37.)

Rabbi Avrohom Zeidman

Rabbi Zeidman served as assistant minister of Edgware United Synagogue, London from about 2010 until about 2014. (Jewish Year Book listings.)

Rabbi Saul Zneiber

Rabbi Zneiber holds a degree in politics, philosophy and economics from the University of Oxford and was awarded semicha in 1990 from Yesivat haMivtar. He served as minister of Kenton Synagogue, London (1994-2000) and was Chief Executive of the United Synagogue (2001-2007) after which he held a number of senior positions in corporate finance, briefly returning to become temporary acting minister of Radlett United Synagogue, Hertfordshire (2010-2011). (Rabbi Zneiber's LinkedIn account.)


Footnotes    (returns to main text)

  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.


Other Orthodox Rabbinical Profiles:

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L;    M;    N & O;    P & Q;    R;    S;    T to V.

Non-Orthodox Rabbinical Profiles:

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