Rabbi Avrohom Pinter was a much-loved community leader.

A humble and selfless man

Over a 40-year career spanning the educational, political and charitable sectors, Rabbi Avrohom Pinter was a pillar of the UK Charedi community.

A humble and selfless man to the very end, the breadth and scope of his activities is hard to capture. There was scarcely any aspect of Charedi life to which he did not make a positive contribution. Through his beloved Yesodey HaTorah School he transformed educational opportunities for Orthodox Jewish girls, and set standards that others followed. Through his work for Chizuk he championed the needs of those with mental illness. He tirelessly promoted public health messages, working alongside GPs and public health professionals. He campaigned for protecting children from harm, and for decades of his life worked closely with children’s social services. With an unshakeable moral compass, this giant of integrity never shied away from challenges and always did what he considered right.

A man of unshakeable faith and a devout Orthodox Jew

Rabbi Pinter was renowned for his efforts to promote positive relations across different communities and faiths. His deep respect for all people – even those he strongly disagreed with – always shone through. In return, he was widely respected across the Jewish and non-Jewish communities who saw him as the authoritative voice on all issues relating to the Charedi community. He will be best remembered for the many bridges he built and for his staunch advocacy on behalf of the UK Orthodox Jewish community. His sudden passing from COVID in 2020 has left a huge void. Whilst we continue to mourn his loss, through The Pinter Trust, we will aspire to build on the deep foundations he laid, continue to foster mutual understanding and respect between communities, and support the needs of the Charedi community in the UK.

He will be best remembered for the many bridges he built and for his staunch advocacy on behalf of the UK Orthodox Jewish community.  His sudden passing from COVID in 2020 has left a huge void.