Vice-Chair – Melvin Lawson

Melvin Lawson is the Vice Chair of the Central Synagogue.  His longstanding involvement with the central dates back to his childhood.  He works in the property business and in recent years has lent his expertise to many of the major Synagogue building repair projects.  Melvin has also previously served on the Board of Management for 7 years.

Melvin’s history at the Synagogue:

“My grandfather first attended the Central Synagogue in the late 1950s and I have early childhood memories of accompanying him. My strong association with the community grew when I married Jacqueline 25 years ago and we became members.  We have since celebrated the Bat Mitzvahs of both our daughters here.

After my father sadly passed away in 2004, my family were pleased to be able to dedicate the newly refurbished Beit Midrash in his name – The Maurice Lawson Beit Midrash.

I am honoured to have been nominated as Vice Chair and delighted to be able to serve alongside my fellow Honorary Officers.

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus VideoRabbi Marcus MBE – Miketz

The Sidra is a continuation of the experiences of Joseph in Egypt. Pharoah is troubled by his dreams and the butler reminds Pharoah of Joseph who had successfully…

Casting Call for Purim Show

A Central Synagogue and New West End Synagogue PURIM production Kiss Me Harry Performance Date: WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2018 (Evening) Venue: Central Synagogue, 36-40 Hallam Street, London W1W…

Annual Supper Quiz – 4th February

  Annual Quiz Supper Sunday 4 February 2018 Doors open 6:45 pm Supper: 7:00 pm Quiz: 7:45 pm Tickets: £27.50 per ticket (£20.00 students) Payment by cash or…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus VideoRabbi Marcus MBE – Vayeshev

Today’s reading is among the better known sections from the Torah and centres around Joseph, Yaacov’s beloved younger son. His older brothers’ jealousy is aroused by the gift…

Read more from the blog