the former

Austrian (Dzikower) Synagogue

and the former

Cricklewood Synagogue






Nathan Gerstler z"l
Founder and Warden of the Austrian Dzikower Synagogue, Dunk Street
and later of the Cricklewood Synagogue

The following press report was provided to JCR-UK by Anthony Gerstler,
a grandson of Nathan Gerstler


The Jewish Chronicle, 30 January 1942

Mr. B. H. Goldburgh, Secretary of the Cricklewood Synagogue, writes:

The death at Llandudno, after a brief illness, of Mr. Nathan Gerstler has deprived the Cricklewood Community of a staunch supporter.  He was for many years a member of the Synagogue's Board of Management and took an active interest in a number of other communal institutions.  He was founder, and for over 35 years, Warden of the Dunk Street (Dzikover) Synagogue, a member of the Executive of the Board of Shechita, Elder and member of the Executive and Finance Committee of the Federation of Synagogues, member of the Executive of the Yeshiva Etz Chaim, and a generous supporter of Yeshivas and Talmud Torahs.

Mr. Gerstler was a respected figure in London and Lancashire textile circles.  At his place of business he had a number of weekly pensioners and no one who called for alms left empty handed. In all weathers "Reb Naphtooli" as he was familiarly called, regularly attended morning service at Cricklewood Synagogue. He had a deep love of Torah and a great devotion to his faith.

Austrian Dzikower Synagogue (Dunk Street) home page

Chricklewood Synagogue home page

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