Person    | Male  Born 2/4/1929  Died 18/4/2019

The Reverend Alan Greenbat, OBE

Was Vice Principal of the Jewish Orphanage at Norwood in 1956 and by 2000 had a position in the Office of the Chief Rabbi.

Alan Greenbat was born 2 April 1929, the son of Maximilian Greenbat (1893-1957) and his second wife, Annie Greenbat née Jalovcer (1894-1935). His mother had changed her surname from Jalovcer to that of Adolph (that was her father's forename) by the time of her marriage. His birth was registered in the 2nd quarter of 1929 in the Lambeth registration district, London.

He served in the Royal Army Education Corps from 1948 to 1956 and he is shown as a soldier residing at 36 Kennington Road, London, SE1 on the manifest of the SS Warwick Castle of the Union-Castle Mail SS Company Limited shipping line when it departed from the Port Of London on 4 October 1950 for Gibraltar.

Electoral registers and telephone directories from 1957 to 1961 listed him at 22 Hainthorpe Road, London, SE27, but from 1962 to 1981 he was shown at 155 Dowsett Road, London, N15. The Companies House website shows that from 1991 to 2004 he was associated with two Jewish organisations and that his home address was 18 Brownlow Court, Brownlow Road, London, N11 2BH. Electoral registers from 2003 to 2010 listed him at Flat 2, Chessington Lodge, Regent's Park Road, London, N3 3AA.

In the 2000 New Year Honours List he was made an Ordinary Officer of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Interfaith Dialogue and to Young People.

He died, aged 90 years, on 18 April 2019, his death being registered in London and he was buried in Plot FP.C, E, 27, in the Willesden Jewish Cemetery (United Synagogue), Beaconsfield Road, London, NW10 2JE.

An obituary can be found on the Jewish News website and an article in The Jewish Chronicle states that he formed the Duveen Trust in 1985 which dispersed grants totalling in excess of £200,000 to various organisations until 2018.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

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