Eric was born in England in 1937 and immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1948. There he completed his education and became an Attorney-At-Law in 1960. He practiced law in Toronto until 2005 when he retired.
While working, Eric and his wife took their annual vacations in February in the Caribbean and visited most of the islands – British, French, Dutch and American. They were always interested in and sought out Jewish heritage.
In 2005, they immigrated to Barbados as residents and lived there six months each year.
Eric is an active member and volunteer of the Barbados National Trust and The Barbados Jewish Community. His honour and pleasure is to lead Jewish religious services in the historic “Nidhe Israel” Synagogue in Bridgetown. He has also led tours of the Jewish Complex there. Eric lectures and talks about the Jewish heritage of Barbados and the Caribbean to visitors, tourists, synagogues, schools and clubs, both in Barbados and Canada.
He and his wife, Penny are observant Jews and would like to encourage more Jews to visit the Caribbean, if given the opportunity to provide the observances of the Jewish dietary laws and the Sabbath and Festivals.