Muswell Hill Synagogue
Shavuot 29/30 May 8.51pm 10.09pm
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‘Elul Inspiration’


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Come and be inspired before Yom Tov with these three wonderful speakers:

Rabbi Aubrey Hersh was born and bred in the UK and has been involved in education for the past 25 years, specialising in History, Jewish Thought & Halacha. He is currently Director of Education at the JLE.
Over the last 15 years, Rabbi Hersh has lectured and written widely and has run more than 200 heritage tours to Europe including Prague, Paris, Krakow and Rome. He was also the editor of the United Synagogue’s 60 Days for 60 Years & 70 Days for 70 Years series.

Rebbetzin Ilana Epstein  is Head of Project Development at Jewish Futures. Within the JF family, Ilana is also the creator and founder of Ta’am – a new paradigm in Jewish engagement that connects Jews to their heritage, customs, practice and culture through the medium of Jewish food.
Ilana also works with her husband as part of the rabbinic team at Cockfosters and N Southgate United Synagogue.
Ilana was born in New York, but spent several years in Brazil and Venezuela. She attended the Yeshiva University (“YU”) High School for Girls, Orot College in Israel, YU Stern College for Women. Ilana is qualified French pastry chef, a sought after speaker and writer. She is a graduate of the Susi Bradfield Leadership Training Course for Women. Ilana is a graduate of the Cambridge University Senior Faith Leadership

Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum is Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS), the UK’s premier Jewish centre for training, teaching and scholarship. He lectures in Jewish Education and New Readings of Classical Texts, as well as training teachers, educators and rabbis. He has rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and the Montefiore Kollel, a PhD in Theoretical Physics from King’s College London, an MA in Adult Education from University College London, and is a graduate of the Mandel School in Jerusalem. He regularly writes articles for the Jewish press and essays for journals and book collections. Raphael has travelled the globe lecturing at many diverse Jewish institutions.