After completing studies at Sunderland and Ohr Sameach, (Jerusalem) Yeshivas, ordained from the then Jews College, London (now London School of Jewish Studies). Other qualifications are a Masters in Hebrew & Jewish Studies; a First in Politics; and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

I am a Principal Examiner for Religious Studies; an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors and a Cycling Instructor.

Prior to becoming the Rabbi here, in 2004, I was at Shepherd’s Bush & Fulham; Potters Bar then Kingston Synagogues.

In addition, I am the Rabbi for Norwood which helps families with challenges relating to their children, those with Special Educational Needs and Adults with learning difficulties. I tutor the GCSE, AS and A Level Judaism course and I also conduct distance learning by phone or email.

I am married to Rosalind and we have three sons and a daughter who is at Hasmonean; one son learning in Kolel (Higher Talmudic Studies) and two married sons - one at Yeshiva in Israel with our grandson and another in London with our granddaughter.

My hobbies include cycling, playing the Keyboard/Piano listening to a range of Jewish, classical and Jazz music, reading history and non-fiction books.