Cymerman Jakow Henich

Jakow Henich Cymerman - Personal data
Date of birth: 1887
Place of birth: Serock
Date of death: 17th September 1965
Occupation: rabbi
Related towns: Góra Kalwaria

Cymerman Jakow Henich (1887, Serock – 17 September 1965) – Hasidic rabbi and teacher.

Cymerman was born in Serock. He was a supporter of the tzaddik from Góra Kalwaria. In 1929, he migrated to Great Britain. At first, he served as a rabbi in the Orthodox Agudath synagogue in Whitechapel. In London, he opened a Beit Yaakov school and the “Merkaz ha-Torah” hostel for young migrants from Vienna. In the 1940s, he was a rabbi at the Sephardic Synagogue at Philpot Street. He was the secretary and later the chairman of the “Federation of Synagogues” Rabbinical Council. He was the author of the books Mevaer mikre kodesh u-maamari Razal (1944) and Sefer Imre Yaakov al Masekhet Avot (1955).


  • Rubinstein W. D., Jolles M. A., Rubinstein H. L., The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History, London 2011, p. 190.
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