Selected Press Reports relating to

Rabbi M. Smith

Compiled by Steven Jaffe


(Note: in most instances, the following are only extracts from the relevant reports.)


The Jewish Chronicle, 10 July 1936

Rabbi Smith inducted as minister at Wellington Road.


The Jewish Chronicle, 23 December 1938

Appointment of Headmaster [COMMUNICATED]
At a recent meeting of the General Committee, presided over by Mr. D. Galinski, Rabbi M. Smith was appointed to the post of Headmaster. created by the retirement of Mr. M. Mushin, who had been associated with the Talmud Torah for forty-two years, twenty-five as Headmaster... Rabbi Smith was educated at the Manchester Jews School and, as a scholarship winner, was a student at the local Central High school. At the age of 14 he entered the Manchester Talmudical College. On leaving the College, he proceeded to the Slobodka Yeshiva where he studied for three years and accompanied that Yeshiva on its subsequent transfer to Hebron, Palestine. He obtained rabbinical diploma from there and from other renowned rabbinical authorities. Rabbi Smith has been connected with the Wellington Road synagogue for some years and was appointed superintendant of its Hebrew classes in 1934.


The Jewish Chronicle, 23 July 1948

Rabbi M. Smith, Minister of the Wellington Road Synagogue, has been appointed Minister of the Worcester Congregation, South Africa. He will preach his farewell sermon to-morrow at the Stoke Newington Synagogue, Shacklewell Lane, and will leave to take up his new position next month. Rabbi Smith, who was educated at the Manchester Jews' School and Talmudical College and the Slobodka Yeshiva, has served as headmaster of the Great Garden Street Talmud Torah and Superintendent of the Wellington Road Classes. He has occupied the Vice-Presidency of the Agudath Hashochtim V'Hashomrim.


The Jewish Chronicle, 20 August 1948

Assoc Shochtim
A presentation was made to Rabbi M. Smith, a former Vice-President. on his departure for South Africa.


The Jewish Chronicle, 22 April 1955

Rabbi M. Smith, minister of the Worcester Hebrew Congregation, has accepted a " call" to the Rondebosch Hebrew Congregation.


The Jewish Chronicle, 23 February 1962

Rabbi M. Smith, of Cape Town, a former pupil of the Manchester Yeshiva, was the guest speaker at the annual prize distribution on Sunday.


The Jewish Chronicle, 2 January 1970

The 50th anniversary of the Clapton Federation Synagogue and Talmud Torah was marked by a service of thanksgiving. The service was conducted by the Rev David Friedman, reader of the Nelson Street Synagogue, who deputised for the Rev S. Milch, who was ill. Addresses were given by Dayan M. Fisher, head of the Federation Beth Din, and Rabbi M. Smith, minister of the congregation.


The Jewish Chronicle, 17 February 1984

Rabbi M. Smith has retired from Sinai Federation Synagogue.

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