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Our Rabbinic/Educational Team

 Rabbi Alan Kimche 

Rabbi Alan Kimche has been a Rav and senior lecturer for over thirty years. In his yeshiva years in Yerushalayim, he learnt under the guidance of HaGaon R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l, HaGaon R. Chaim Shmulevitz zt”l and with Rav Yehoshua Neuwirth zt’’l. After receiving his Semicha, he moved to London and became the Rav of a new shul, Ner Yisrael. Today Ner Yisrael is one of the most thriving modern orthodox communities in the UK. The shul has daily shiurim, daf yomi, an evening Beit Hamedrash program for university students, and wide ramge of different minyanim every Shabbat which include hashkama and a youth program.

Rabbi Kimche has also studied at university, and combines this knowledge with his extensive yeshiva and halakhic training. This has given him a special quality of intellectual Torah understanding. He completed his PhD from London University with a doctoral thesis entitled: “Kavod Habriyot: Human Dignity in Talmudic Law”. He gives regular shiurim on a wide range of topics, specialising in Jewish philosophy and halakha, and he is a regular speaker at rabbinical conferences and a wide range of educational programmes. Rabbi Kimche also teaches and counsels many people on an individual basis, and is a sought-after posek, answering personal and halakhic questions throughout the UK and beyond.

Get in touch: rabbiak@msn.com

Rebbetzen Via Kimche

Rebbetzen Via Kimche, originally from Amsterdam, has been an educator and counsellor for the last thirty years. After learning in both Beis Yaakov and Michlala seminaries, she moved to London with Rabbi Kimche and dedicated herself to building the community. Rebbetzen Kimche is a childbirth educator, a kallah teacher, and is also a parenting expert. She is currently teaching across London in high schools, shuls and in her own home as well as running a voluntary organisation to help women through childbirth.

Rebbetzen Kimche, in addition to having seven children and many grandchildren, is the Rebbetzen of the largest modern orthodox community in the UK. With her degree in psychology and education she has counselled hundreds of women and is a sought after international speaker on women in Judaism.

Get in touch viakimche@hotmail.co.uk

Associate Rabbi: Rabbi Eliezer Zobin

Rabbi Zobin grew up in Golders Green. After graduating high school he learned at yeshivos in Israel for seventeen years and received Semicha at Yeshivas Be’er Yaakov. He graduated with an MA in Jewish Education from London University.

At present Rabbi Zobin holds the position of Rosh Beit HaMidrash as well as Assistant Headmaster at Immanuel College. In addition he is serving as Rosh Beit HaMidrash at the Montefiore Kollel and is on the core faculty of LSJS, as well as a senior lecturer at Sha'arei Orah.

Get in touch: rabbizobin@gmail.com or 07929 630813

Educator: Rabbi Chaim Rapoport

TBC

Educator: Michael Pollak

Michael is a founding member of Ner Yisrael and Trustee. He is an educational consultant for PaJeS and the UJIA Jewish Life Education Center. He is a graduate of Hevron Yeshiva in Jerusalem and studied philosophy at LSE. He has held a series of high profile communal positions and is a seasoned Talmud Daf Yomi teacher.

 

Youth Directors: TBC

 

 

Sun, 25 June 2017 1 Tammuz 5777