Student Rabbi Alexander Goldberg
Rabbi Lea Mühlstein
Rabbi Lea Mühlstein holds a BA and MSci in Chemistry from Cambridge University as well as an MA in Jewish Studies from King’s College London. A 2012 graduate of Leo Baeck College’s rabbinic training programme, Lea is currently Rabbi at Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue. She has a
great passion for interfaith and social action work, which was kindled during her time at the Religious Action Centre in Washington DC as a rabbinic student and strengthened in her previous pulpit at West London Synagogue where she coordinated an asylum-seeker drop-in centre.
Alexander Goldberg is the Jewish Chaplain to the University of Surrey. He serves as the chair of the Football Association’s Faith in Football group and was a Chaplain to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was appointed as founding co-chair of the Faith Forum for London in 2011. He addressed the inaugural session of the UN Human Rights Commission in 2006 as chair of the CCJO - René Cassin and created the Shared Futures faith school linking programme. The UK Prime Minister asked him onto his football and racism summit. He headed up the the 2012 Hours Against Hate European coalition which won prestigious recognition from International Olympic Peace Truce Committee, the Mayor of London and the US Secretary of State. He is a national advisor to the Three Faiths Forum and the Center for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism. He served on two Ministerial steering groups at the Department for Education and an advisor to the the Department of Communities and Local Government’s Together in Service programme. He has raised millions for charity. In the last few years he has become a regular contributor to television, radio, online and print media.
Rabbi Colin Eimer was ordained Leo Baeck College 1971. He was Rabbi at Union Libérale Israélite, Paris (1971-1974); Bushey & Radlett Reform Synagiogue (1974-1977) and has been Senior Rabbi at Sha'arei Tsedek North London Reform Synagogue since 1977. He is also a lecturer in Biblical Hebrew and Modern Jewish History at Leo Baeck College.
Part of his attraction to Progressive Judaism was because it spoke of 'Prophetic Judaism': of social justice, of the imperative to work to improve society, to build interfaith and intrafaith bridges. Association with Tzelem feels part of that imperative.
Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild
Rabbi Colin Eimer
Meet the Steering Team
Rabbi Rothschild grew up in Bradford. After completing a psychology degree at Manchester University she worked as a psychiatric social worker before entering the Leo Baeck College and gaining semicha in 1987 - a few months after the birth of her daughter. She was the minister of the Bromley Reform Synagogue from 1987 - 2002 and left there to join the Wimbledon Synagogue and to pioneer the model of job sharing in the rabbinate with Rabbi Sybil Sheridan, leaving in 2014.
Rabbi Rothschild was a Lay Member of the Bromley Research Ethics Committee for many years, and was an Appointed Member of the Standards Committee for the Borough of Bromley, as well as an Appointed Member of the National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care. She is also a trained counsellor and has trained as an Executive Coach.
Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi
Margaret Jacobi is the rabbi of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue. She studied medicine in Birmingham and worked in medical research before becoming a rabbi. She has published articles on Jewish medical ethics and has a PhD in Talmud. She is a member of the Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group and active in interfaith work. She has been involved in organisations campaigning for human rights and asylum seekers, is passionate about the NHS and loves exploring the Talmud’s quest for justice.
Rabbi Natan Levy
Rabbi Levy is the interfaith and social action manager for the Board of Deputies of British Jews. He serves as the Chair of the Jewish Social Action Forum. Rabbi Levy received his rabbinical ordination in Israel from Rabbi Brovender and Rabbi Riskin in 2006.
Rabbi Levy is the co-author of “Sharing Eden: Green Teachings from Jews, Christians and Muslims”. He holds a MA in Jewish Studies from King’s College, London, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in environmental theology at Bristol University.
Robyn is a rabbinic student at Leo Baeck College. She studied at Newnham College, Cambridge for a degree in Theology and Religious Studies before working as a solicitor at a human rights firm. She specialised in asylum law and actions against the state involving discrimination, assault and false imprisonment.