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Ralph Yablon (1906-1984)

Ralph Yablon
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Trust Founders

Ralph Yablon, after many years as a practising solicitor, developed a wide range of commercial and academic interests, and was also a prominent philanthropist.  He was a founder member of Westminster Synagogue, and he and his wife Phyllis were close personal friends of Flora and Harold Reinhart. Read More

Frank Waley (1893-1987)

Having served with distinction in World War I, where he earned the MC, Frank Waley was a founder member, first Chairman and the second President of Westminster Synagogue. He was also the Chairman of the Memorial Scrolls Committee (as it was then known). Read More

Ruth Shaffer (1910-2006)

Ruth Shaffer was born in Warsaw, the daughter of the Yiddish writer, Sholem Asch. She lived in Europe and America, before settling in London, where she and her husband joined Westminster Synagogue. Her friendship with Rabbi Reinhart led him to invite her to help with the increasing workload of the Scrolls organisation Read More