The stone consecration for the late Hilary Halpern took place on Sunday 2 November in the Jewish section of Chatham Cemetery. There was also a well-attended memorial service in the synagogue on Sunday 13 July 2014. The service was conducted by the Revd Malcolm Weisman OBE, Minister for Small Communities and included a special prayer for Hilary by synagogue chairman, Jon Weiner.
Hilary, who died in July 2013, served the community for many years as a former chairman, chairman of trustees and as honorary architect and he will be remembered among other things for his tireless dedication to preserving the fabric of our beautiful historic synagogue.
To read the obituary by Gabriel Lancaster MBE please click here.
Painting © Marissa Mardon - marissamardon.com (click on picture to enlarge)