It is with great sadness that reports the passing of Reb Ezriel Salomon z”l of Gatehead. He was 77 years old.

Reb Ezriel was the former head of Gateshead Jewish Primary School for 35 years, devoting himself to the chinuch and wellbeing of tinokos shel bais rabbonim for many years. He helped organize educational support and extra-curricular activities for disabled children, developed and obtained funding for a healthy-living center, and established a community economic development center in Bensham.

The Gateshead Jewish Primary School, where Reb Ezriel served as headmaster, was founded by Rav Shaul Wagschal.

For his efforts in education and communal activities, several years ago, Reb Ezriel received the Freedom of the Borough of Gateshead award, becoming the first Jewish man to receive the honor.

Reb Ezriel constantly created a kiddush Hashem, fostering positive relations between the Gateshead Metropolitan Council and the frum community.

Reb Ezriel was also the founder of the Jewish Community Council of Gateshead (JCCG).

Reb Ezriel was a brother of Rav Matisyahu Salomon, mashgiach of Beth Medrash Govoah in Lakewood, NJ. Rav Matisyahu will be sitting shivah at his home on Sixth Street in Lakewood, NJ.

Reb Ezriel battled illness for many years and passed away over Shabbos.

Yehi zichro boruch.