This Day in Jewish History Prominent U.K. Rabbi Is Born

Hugo Gryn was born in Czechoslovakia, survived the Holocaust as a teenager and rose to prominence - as well as media fame - as a leading Reform rabbi in the United Kingdom.

June 25, 1930, is the birth date of the late British rabbi Hugo Gryn, a Holocaust survivor who for 32 years officiated at England’s largest synagogue, the Reform West London Synagogue. He was widely known to the British public in general from his frequent appearances as a panelist on the BBC Radio 4 show “The Moral Maze” and the “Thought for the Day” feature.