Solomon Shine

Born Manch­ester, April 20, 1920. Died Ne­tanya, Oc­to­ber 29, 2006, aged 86.

The Jewish Chronicle - - OBITUARIES -

A UNITED Syn­a­gogue “min­is­ter with­out port­fo­lio”, Rev Solomon (Shlomo) Shine served as part-time chazan dur­ing the 1940s-60s, of­fi­ci­at­ing at the Great Syn­a­gogue, Duke’s Place in the City of Lon­don, and ma­jor sub­ur­ban syn­a­gogues.

Out­side Lon­don he sang in Manch­ester, Leeds, Cardiff, New York, An­twerp, Cape Town and Cannes. He could be called on at short or no no­tice, in­clud­ing the chant­ing of the scroll of Es­ther on a Purim can­to­rial cruise .

The youngest son of eight chil­dren of a Cha­sidic fam­ily in Manch­ester, he was yeshivah-ed­u­cated at Gateshead and Manch­ester be­fore study­ing voice pro­duc­tion for a can­to­rial ca­reer.

Re­tir­ing to Ne­tanya over a decade ago, he ac­cepted oc­ca­sional en­gage­ments be­fore ill-health over­took him. De­spite his de­te­ri­o­rat­ing con­di­tion, he main­tained his vo­cal abil­ity and chanted lengthy and com­pli­cated com­po­si­tions from his hospi­tal bed.

He is sur­vived by Lily, his wife of 61 years, two sons, grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren.

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