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June
2015
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Hackney’s elected Mayor Jules Pipe pays tribute to Joe Lobenstein MBE

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Hackney's elected Mayor Jules Pipe has paid tribute to Joe Lobenstein MBE who died this morning aged 88.

He said: "Joe played a very significant role in Hackney life for many years, as a councillor, as the borough's civic mayor for four years, within the Hackney Conservative party, and of course at the heart of Hackney's Charedi Jewish community. He gave a great deal to the borough and his community, and I would like to offer my personal condolences to his family."

Mr Lobenstein was elected to Stoke Newington Metropolitan Borough Council in 1962, and to Hackney Council in 1968. He served as a councillor for 30 years and in 1997 was awarded Freedom of the Borough. He served four terms as civic mayor and was made MBE in 1980.

Mr Lobenstein served as Vice-President of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations and President of Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish volunteer neighbourhood patrol group.

Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney
Joe played a very significant role in Hackney life for many years, as a councillor, as the borough’s civic mayor for four years, within the Hackney conservative party, and of course at the heart of Hackney’s Charedi Jewish community.  He gave a great deal to the borough and his community, and i would like to offer my personal condolences to his family.
Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney

Joe Lobenstein was elected to Stoke Newington Metropolitan Borough Council in 1962.