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Rabbi Edward Jackson

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Was born in Ireland. He studied at Jews' College, London and received semicha from Chief Rabbi Lord Jakobovits z"l.

Rabbi Jackson began his distinguished ministerial career in the Kingston upon Thames Synagogue, then moved to the Kenton Synagogue and served, for 19 years, as Rabbi of the Hampstead Garden Synagogue.

During his long and valuable service to the Anglo Jewish community, he was a member of the Chief Rabbi's Cabinet; a member of the Committee of the Conference of European Rabbis; Chairman of the Jewish Marriage Council; the creator and organiser of the United Synagogue Inter-Synagogue Quiz and Chaplain to Wandsworth and Pentonville Prisons.

Following his retirement, Rabbi Jackson and his wife Frankie made Aliya to Netanya but his retirement has been interrupted several times having been asked to assist communities in the UK and Hong Kong as a temporary Rabbi. 

The YINN community was fortunate to have had Rabbi Jackson as the Rabbi of our Synagogue for three years before his retirement in August 2016.  He has been appointed as an Emeritus Rabbi of our community in recognition of his valuable contribution.