||Rabbi Barry Marcus is a descendant of the Taz, born in South Africa. He served as Rabbi of one of the largest communities in Johannesburg and also in Israel before becoming the Rabbi of the Central Synagogue in Great Portland Street. Rabbi Barry Marcus is a well-known for his rabbinical and pastoral duties in the UK, Israel and South Africa.
A dynamic speaker, his sermons and talks have carried the mission of the Torah, the message of our heritage, and the centrality of Israel to our People to audiences and the public at large. He has earned a reputation of steadfast and unflinching support of Israel, especially during times of crisis.
Rabbi Marcus is active in promoting Holocaust remembrance and education. In 1998, he pioneered the concept of a one-day educational trip to Auschwitz in which over 8,000 have participated to date.
UK: Serves as Rabbi to Central Synagogue, London and formerly Rabbi to Northwood
South Africa: Rabbi to Waverley Hebrew Congregation (one of the largest communities in Johannesburg); Assistant Minister to Chief Rabbi of South Africa; Rabbi/Cantor to Valley Observatory Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi/Cantor at Arthur's Road Synagogue, Cape Town; Chaplain, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Israel: Voluntary Rabbi to Bnei Akiva community, Tel Aviv
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust - Trustee appointed by the Home Office
Yad Vashem UK - Trustee
Lecturing and Teaching
Lecturer, Yeshiva College, Johannesburg; Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Principal of Waverly Hebrew School, Johannesburg; Principal, Oxford Hebrew School; Senior Hebrew Teacher, Herzlia High School, Cape Town
Organizations & Programs
Vice Chairman, Southern African Rabbinical Association
Founder and Co-Director Waverley Crisis Centre - Emotional First Aid Station
Artillery Air Defence School, South Africa
Smicha (ordination) from Beth Midrash l'Rabbanim, Johannesburg, South Africa
B.A. Hons. and Teacher's Diploma, Bar Ilan University
Interpersonal Communication Skills Program, Institute for Human Development of SA Association for Health Promotion