meet the team
The Levin family…
Rabbi Baruch and Kezi along with their six boys Meir, Akiva, Shneur, Dovi, Shua, Yossi and one girl Racheli comprise the Levin team. Rabbi Baruch gained his Semicha (Rabbinical Ordination) in Belgium, following a course of study that included Yeshivot in the UK, the USA, Israel and Australia where he met Kezi, a graduate of the Ohel Chana Seminary Melbourne and the Central Saint Martins College of Art. In tandem with their communal activities, Rabbi Baruch maintains another set of books as a practising accountant and Kezi runs a business designing innovative baby apparel.
When the Levin boys and Racheli aren’t juggling, riding their unicycles or doing acrobatics they can be found at school or in Yeshiva unless of course they are at Shul contributing, each in their own way, to building the fabric of the Brondesbury Park community.
Members of the Synagogue council
Steve Elstein: Chairperson
Victoria Portnoi: Vice- Chairperson
Welfare: Rochelle Berger
Health and Safety: Simon Garfield
Board of Deputies: Nick Cosgrove
US Council: Nathalie Lastmann
Finance: Alex Marcuson
Park Build / Relocation Update Steve Elstein
Security: Andrew Pitch
Marketing / Comms: Leslie Bunder
Events: Victoria Portnoi
Adult Education: James Schuldenfrei
Inclusion Representative: Laura Granditer
Shabbat Experience co-ordinator: Gina Cohen
About council members:
Nathalie joined the Board this year after four years of active participation in the shul’s activities. “Joining this vibrant community upon our arrival from France has been a very uplifting experience for the whole family”. She is married to Raphael and together they have three children. She is a solicitor at the Office of Fair Trading and is the co-founder of a French legal clinic in London.
A former BBC radio presenter and reporter, Nick now works in the field of corporate communications as a Director at the International PR firm, Brunswick.He is married to Caroline, with 2 children, Juliette and James and one on the way.
Susan Littner– Administrator
Ever since coming on board as administrator in 2005, Susan has been at the coal face of the community manning the phones, fielding the emails and dealing with the constant stream of passing traffic much of which finds its way to her desk in the course of the working day. Susan’s favourite time of the year is the high holiday season which she finds ‘especially relaxing and particularly stress free’!
When not in her office, Susan can be found enjoying her flat in Israel or spending time at home with her family.