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Northwold Road Synagogue

Stoke Newington, London N16, England

בית הכנסת אהל ישראל

 

Rabbi Dr. Solomon Schonfeld

Rabbi Dr. Solomon Shonfeld with the Sifrei Torah on the occasion of the shul's consecration, December 18, 1955

 

This space reserved for materials on Rabbi Schonfeld, the presiding rabbi of the Adath Yisroel during the existence of the shul.  See links for historical information about this Holocaust hero.  Rabbi Schonfeld was the brother of noted British economist Sir Andrew Akiba Shonfeld.

At 22, Schonfeld succeeded his father as rabbi of Adath Yisroel, a small Orthodox congregation in the Stamford Hill section of London; principal of the first Jewish Secondary School; and presiding rabbi of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations.

Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations
Adath Yisroel Synagogue
40 Queen Elizabeth Walk
London N16 0HH
Tel: 020 8802 6226

Holocaust Hero (Solomon Schonfeld) - Front Cover   Holocaust Hero (Solomon Schonfeld) - Back Cover

 

Avigdor Primary School, circa 1953.  Philip Luxembourg is seen seated on the lap of Dr. Grunfeld, to the right of Dr. Schonfeld.  Philip was about 5-years old at the time of this photograph.  Click on image for enlarged version of this picture.

 

Other pictures of Dr. Schonfeld from my barmitzvah have yet to be posted here.

 

First Posted: March 23, 2003
Revised: August 23, 2009

 

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