Jerry Goldstein, the father of United Synagogue president Michael and Jewish Leadership Council chair Jonathan, has died.
Steven Wilson, chief executive of the United Synagogue, said: “We wish chayim aruchim, long life, to our president, Michael Goldstein and the Goldstein family, on the sad passing of his dear father, Jerry.
“Jerry was a beloved stalwart of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue and will be sorely missed by the community and all who knew him.”
Board of Deputies president Marie van der Zyl described Jerry Goldstein as a “kind man, who will be sorely missed”.
It is understood the 80 year-old’s death on Sunday was not related to coronavirus.
Mr Goldstein was a regular at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue.
Alongside his wife Ann, Mr Goldstein would regularly be seen at communal events seated in the audience proudly listening to his sons speak from the stage.
A third son Daniel lives in Israel.
In May 2017, after their son Michael was elected United Synagogue president, Jerry and Ann Goldstein said: “We are very proud of our three sons and their families.
"We have always tried to live by the principles our parents taught us: to stick together as a family, to be good Jews, and to give back to the community.
"We know that being leaders of the community is not an easy task and we really admire their desire to put themselves forward and try to make a difference.
"It is more than we ever could have expected from them.”