Hans Sigismund Rahmer (John Desmond Rayner), rabbi: born Berlin 1924;
ordained rabbi 1953; Minister, South London Liberal Synagogue 1953–57;
Associate Minister, Liberal Jewish Synagogue 1957–61, senior Minister
1961–89 (Minister Emeritus); Lecturer in Liturgy and Rabbinic Literature,
Leo Baeck College 1966–2003, Director of Studies 1966–69, Vice-President
1969–2005; Chairman, Council of Reform and Liberal Rabbis 1969–71,
1982–84, 1989–92; President, London Society of Jews and Christians 1990;
CBE 1993; Honorary Life President, Union of Liberal and Progressive
Synagogues 1994; married 1955 Jane Heilbronn (two sons, one daughter);
died London 19 September 2005.
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