Rabbi Lerer

Born in the USA and educated in the UK, Rabbi Lerer went on to learn at Yeshivat Hakotel in Jerusalem and then gained Semicha from Jews College, London. He also has a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Jewish Education.

Prior to taking up his position in Central, Rabbi Lerer was the Rabbi of Barnet Synagogue where he held the position for over 12 years. Prior to this, he was Rabbi of Watford and District Synagogue for 4 1/2 years.

During his time in the Rabbinate, Rabbi Lerer has become known as a compassionate, non-judgmental, innovative, and welcoming Rabbi. Both communities flourished during his tenure, with Rabbi Lerer introducing many original ideas and programmes resulting in increased numbers of active participants and volunteers.

Whether giving a Sermon on Shabbat, an in depth Gemara Shiur or a Hebrew Reading Crash Course, Rabbi Lerer is renowned for educating in a thought provoking, entertaining and relatable way. These qualities have also established him as a popular and successful teacher in the 6th form programme in Hasmonean High School where he has taught since 2001.

Rabbi Lerer is the Vice Chairman of the Rabbinical Council of the United Synagogue. He is also one of a small group of Rabbis selected to work with the Office of the Chief Rabbi in meeting with couples planning on marrying under the auspices of the Chief Rabbi.

Rabbi Lerer and Naomi have four sons, Zevi, Amichai, Yishai, Gadi and one daughter, Yakira.

Central Kids Toddler Service

Central Kids Toddler Service Ages 0-6 27th January 11:00 Please email bookings@centralsynagogue.org.uk to book

Adult Hebrew Reading Crash Course

Central Synagogue together with Seed present Hebrew Reading Crash Course Learn to Read Hebrew in just 5 sessions Starting 13th February £50 Book Here

The Giving Kitchen @ Central – 22nd February

Join Rebbetzin Lerer and the Central volunteers once a month to cook meals for those in need. Next Session: Thursday 30th November Session times: 09:30 -11.30 & 11.30…

Haftarah Club

Would you like to learn a Haftarah to Read in Shul? Do you want to relearn your Bar Mitzvah Haftarah? Do you have a special occasion comin up…

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