‘Beloved’ Edgware rabbi Jeremy Collick dies, aged 61, days before aliyah
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‘Beloved’ Edgware rabbi Jeremy Collick dies, aged 61, days before aliyah

Former leader of Edgware Masorti retired from the community after 30 years of loyal service due to ill health in 2014.

Tributes were made this week to Rabbi Jeremy Collick, formerly of Edgware Masorti, who has passed away at the age of 61, days before he was due to make aliyah with wife Cindy.

Collick, who retired from the community after 30 years of service due to ill health in 2014, will be remembered for his guidance and warmth.

He joined Edgware Masorti synagogue in 2000 after serving Edgware and District Reform Synagogue and Brighton and Hove Reform Synagogue.

Edgware Masorti Synagogue said in a statement they were “saddened to record the passing of our beloved Teacher and Rabbi.”

The shul said: “He was already well known to many of our members who were delighted to see him take up our leadership.

“Sadly, in 2014, with continuing ill health, he had to retire as our Rabbi. However, in all the years that followed, he was a continuing force for advice, guidance and teaching for the community.

“He was in every sense a congregational Rabbi caring for the sick and anxious.

“To quote him, whilst he himself was in hospital, he wrote: ‘I was never sure that my visits made a real difference to those I was trying to comfort but, after all, it is what rabbis do.’

“May his memory always be a blessing.”

Senior Rabbi Janner-Klausner also paid tribute to Collick, writing on Twitter: “Baruch Dayan Emet, blessed is the true Judge.

“Our wonderful and wise colleague, Rabbi Jeremy Collick has just died. Zichrono l’vracha, may his memory be a blessing.”

Rabbi Collick is survived by his wife Cindy, and his two sons Jacob and Joel. 

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