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Accountant , organization administrator , photographer

Ernest Henriques de Souza, religious organization administrator, photographer, accountant.


Souza, Ernest Henriques de was born on September 28, 1933 in Kingston, Jamaica.


Graduate, Wolmer's Boys School, Kingston. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrew University College, 1997.


Lay reader, teacher religion school United Congregation of Israelites, Kingston, from 1946, director of synagogue, 1960-1975, vice president, 1963-1966, president, 1966-1967, treasurer, 1969-1975, secretary, from 1975, spiritual leader, from 1978. Professional photograher, since 1954. Justice of the peace, St. Andrew, since 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Prayers, Meditations and Order of Services for the Synagogue, 1984, 92, Pictorial History of the Jewish Community in Jamaica, 1986, Pictorial History of Friendly Lodge # 239 E.C. 200th Anniversary, 1997.


Member Island council and executive committee Girl Guides Association, since 1961, honorary treasurer 1967-1994, accountant, 1967-1999. Member Island council, executive committee Scout Association of Jamaica, since 1967, honorary vice president, since 1980. Member board governors Hillel Academy, since 1972, trustee, 1978-1982, secretary, since 1984, vice chairman, 1989-1994.

Life member, honorary vice president Girl Guides, 1994. Master Masons (past assistant grand director ceremonies England 1992, honorary grand bible bearer Scotland 1987, honorary past grand steward Ireland 1991, past junior grand deacon Mark, England, 1998. District grand chaplin, Jamaica, Mark, 1978-1984, 87—, past assistant grand sojourner royal Architect England, 1995, district grand chaplin Scottish District Jamaica, 1976-1978, 95—, honorary district grand chaplin Bahamas, Scottish constitution, since 1996, distinguished service member 1994), Wolmer's Lodge.

Member Junior Chamber International (life senator), Professional Photographers Association (founder), Jamaica Camera Club (founder), B'nai B'rith (founder Jewish service club, Ben Brit of Year award 1969, award of merit 1972, treasurer' plaque 1980).


  • Other Interests

    Collecting coins, stamps and souvenirs, preserving historical records.


Son of Ernest de Souza and Nora Rebecca (Henriques) de S. Married Judy Mary Bate, July 10, 1971. Children: David Richard, Robert Charles.

Ernest Souza

Judy Mary Bate

David Richard Souza

Robert Charles Souza