WHO WE ARE


We are a small, vibrant, friendly kehillah who believe wholeheartedly in meaningful davening, inspirational learning and spiritual growth combined with fervent support for the State of Israel.

Rabbi Alan Wilkinson

Rabbinic Leader

Rabbi Alan Wilkinson has been involved in communal activities since his student days.

Rabbi Wilkinson studied Liberal Arts at Harvard University, where he also had the opportunity to learn from Rabbi Isadore Twerski ztl and  Rav J.B. Soloveichik ztl. At Leicester University, where he studied Law, he established a Hillel House for the Jewish students. Additionally, he studied at the London School of Economics, the College of Law and the University of Greenwich.  During  this time Rabbi Wilkinson and his wife, Ruth were the child and youth directors of Mill Hill Synagogue. Rabbi Wilkinson is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (non-practising). On being admitted as a solicitor, he worked in private practice, before becoming the Director of Legal Affairs and Compliance for a London Stock Exchange listed financial services company.  More recently he has been involved in education and training, heading the Law School at a London University and currently being the Senior External Examiner at the University of Law.

Communally, Rabbi Wilkinson has been involved in education both formally and informally. He has been a United Synagogue Youth Officer, Head Teacher at Chedarim and a Kodesh teacher at several primary schools. He has also worked within the Kashrus Department at the United Synagogue, most notably ensuring the Kashrus of Kensington Palace for VIP events.

Rabbi Wilkinson was awarded his smicha in 2014. He joined the Chaplaincy Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2015 and North Middlesex Hospital in 2018. He enjoys writing and regularly contributes divrei Torah to a range of publications.

Rabbi Wilkinson is married to Ruth, who has taught in Jewish schools for over 35 years, most recently as the Deputy Headteacher at Mathilda Marks Kennedy School. They have two children and four grandchildren (and a dog).”

Annette Koslover

Chairman

Married to Paul, they have five children from ages 16-24. Annette is a solicitor and has many years’ experience working with schools in fundraising and as a Governor.

Malcolm Greenbaum

Finance

Married with three children, Malcolm is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and has been involved in shul finances for over 25 years.  He also holds a private pilot’s licence.

Rachel Aloof

Women's Officer

Married to Marcus. They have been attending Ahavas Yisrael since it began in 2016. Rachel works as a graphic designer for Cancer Research UK.

Joel Silberstein

US Liaison & US Council Rep

Married to Sharon with four children. Joel is a Chartered Accountant and Finance Director and has been previously been involved in communal actives in Cape Town, South Africa including being a founder member of Ohr Sameach Cape Town.

Tina Son

Marketing

Married with two children, one recently married, Tina has been a marketing consultant for many years latterly specialising in the Jewish not-for-profit sector.

Gabbayim Rota

In order to involve as many suitable people as possible in our services we are planning a rota of gabbayim under the stewardship of our executive gabbay Howard Palmer.  

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