Who's who

Meir Shindler

Rabbi Shindler was raised in London, living for a time in Muswell Hill, north London where his father was the community rabbi. He attended Menorah Grammar School and has a first class honours degree from King’s College, London in Mechatronics (the integration of electronic and electrical engineering, computer technology and control engineering with mechanical engineering); he was awarded the Siemens prize for top single honours on a mechanical engineering course. After graduating, he worked in Operational Research for Export Credit Guarantee. He spent three years in yeshiva before going to university and, after his period in industry, attended yeshiva in Israel where he gained semicha – rabbinical qualification.

He was effectively the assistant rabbi to the senior rabbi for three years at Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue, performing all aspects of the role of a community rabbi—particularly youth and young families, leading services, giving sermons, all life cycle events and the full range of pastoral work. ###


Rebbetzen Rina Shindler

A native New Yorker,  Rina has a BA degree in Psychology and an MSc in Clinical Sociology /Family Counselling from the University of North Texas. She also studied at a seminary in Jerusalem. Rina has various teaching qualifications and currently plays a very active role across all sections and age groups of the community – including teaching bat mitzvah girls and leading other educational projects. ###

Chair: Malcolm Levi
Deputy Chair Paul Lawrence
Financial representative: Leonard Magrill
Wardens: Eytan Boosman; Avram Barzilai

Events Coordinator and Administrator: Iryna Mushkina