Rabbi Samuel de Beck Spitzer was born in North London to French/Indian parents of Transylvanian and Iraqi descent respectively. His formative years were spent under the guidance of Rabbi Samuel Shmelke Pinter “לזצ to whom he became a beloved תלמיד and adherent.
Subsequently, he attended ישיבות and Kollel in ירושלים Israel, where he received his ‘Semicha / סמיכה’ in איסור והיתר from Dayan Zalman Nehemia Goldberg in 2001.
Simultaneously, he received his teaching Diploma in religious Studies from the Ministry of Education, Israel. Prior and Post Rabbinical Studies, Rabbi Samuel studied Piano and Voice at the London College of Music, graduating with Honours and then entered the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester UK, on the Postgraduate Opera Course, where he was awarded the Professional Performers Diploma.
A passionate and committed Baritone singer who has enjoyed rave reviews, Rabbi Samuel has performed principal roles in five different languages and to standing ovation.
As well as holding the Official Post of Rabbi to Lisbon, Portugal in 2015, Rabbi Samuel trained as a Medical Clown at Haifa University and has worked in this capacity at the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel. Rabbi Samuel assumed the post of Community Rabbi to Hove Hebrew Congregation in April 2017.