South Bucks Jewish Community

Neil is the rabbi for SBJC (South Bucks Jewish Community), a Liberal Jewish community drawing members from Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. He is also the school rabbi for Clore Shalom School in Hertordshire, where he teaches Jewish Studies, and a lecturer at the Leo Baeck College teaching rabbinic students.

He is researching for a PhD at King’s College London, where he is studying rabbinic literature and its representations of identity and culture.

Neil was ordained by the Leo Baeck College in 2006, with a degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, he also holds a degree in Education and Psychology from Cardiff University. He is an alumnus of Haifa University and the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem. In 2022, he was accepted as a Jewish Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellow with M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education. With three decades of Jewish community building and an expert Jewish educator, he is passionate and hopeful about the possibilities for Jewish communal life and learning.

A parent to two children, when not enjoying the blessings and responsibilities of parenthood or work, he can be found in the garden.