Rabbi Zorach Meir Salasnik was born in 1951 and grew up in Walthamstow where his father was rabbi. He attended Snaresbrook College; Sir George Monoux School; Queen Mary College, University of London where he took a B.A. in History; Etz Chaim Yeshiva, London; and Jews’ College, London. He married Judy in 1975, and they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. He was Minister at Notting Hill Syangogue (1970-4) and Leytonstone & Wanstead Synagogue (1974-9). As Minister in Bushey from 1979, he was the longest-serving minister in one position within the United Synagogue. He was Senior Jewish Hospital Chaplain, Chairman of the Rabbinical Council of the United Synagogue (2002-5) and and has been Secretary of the Chief Rabbi’s Cabinet and a Governor of Agency for Jewish Education. He was Chaplain of Rishon Multiple Sclerosis Aid Group. Within Hertfordshire, he represented the Jewish community in SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education). Rabbi Salasnik retired on 12th September 2016 after 37 years of leading and serving our community.