West London Synagogue of British Jews

Upper Berkeley Street, London W1





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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