Dayan Isaacs Memorial

There will be a Public Memorial Service this evening (Monday 17 March) at Sydenham Shul at 6pm to pay tribute to Dayan Dr Dennis Isaacs zt’l.
by ANT KATZ | Mar 17, 2014

Mincha, followed by Maariv and hespedim by Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein and Dayan Boruch Rapoport.

Dayan Dr Denis Isaacs was a outh African born and to a very large extent South African educated and trained Rabbi. He was appointed to the Beth Din some 44 years ago in 1970 during his incumbency as Rabbi of the Cyrildene-Observatory Ext Hebrew Congregation.

He was the longest serving member of the Beth Din.

He was educated at Jews College in London and returned to serve the South African Jewish community. Rabbi Isaacs has had a wealth of experience in the Beth Din in every aspect of its work and had been a full Dayan for the past 28 years, a capacity he served in until his passing.

1 Comment

  1. 1 jack shnaier 19 Mar

    Dennis Isaacs & myself were childhood friends.We were part of the great Jewish community in Doornfontein,Johannesburg.He & his younger sister &   parents lived corner Staib & Hilner St.We lived in 7 Hilner St .No 1 Hilner was Ponevez Shul.Dennis used to go every Friday night to Ponevez Shul,where my family were members.We attended Doornfontein Government School from 1935 to1941 & Athlone High School in Bez Valley from 1942 to 1946.From then on our paths changed.He studied as a Hebrew teacher.When Chief Rabbi L.I.Rabinowitz met Dennis in around 1948 he encouraged Dennis to study further & become a Rabbi.

    Dennis & I met occasionally,when we would discuss "old times" I mean no disrespect when I call him Dennis,after all he was a childhood friend.I enclose a class photo at Doornfontein School under separate cover.The class teacher was A.J.Juyn who later was Mayor of Alberton.


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