Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum – Scholar in Residence – 7/8 December


Central Synagogue is delighted to welcome


as our Scholar in Residence

on Shabbat 7/8 December 2018



3:30 pm Mincha and Carlebach Style Kabbalat Shabbat followed by talk:

“It’s all Greek to me: The surprising love our rabbis had for Greece and what it stood for” and a chicken soup Kiddush.



Sermon: “Who REALLY won on chanukah?”


Cholent Kiddush

“The Seven Shepherds: What the Chanukiyah has to teach us about our lives”


Rabbi Dr Zarum is the Dean of LSJS and is the leading ambassador of the institution.  He is a graduate of the Jerusalem Fellows programme at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Israel and in 2005 received an MA (with Distinction) in Adult Education at the Institute of Education in London. He is the creator of the Torah L’Am crash course and is the author of the Torat Hadracha and Jampacked Bible educational study guides. He was the first Head of faculty of the Florence Melton Adult Mini School UK and was Director of text-based Jewish education at he UJIA Centre for Informal Jewish Education.


He completed a PhD in theoretical physics in 1999 and published a number of papers on Quantum Chaos Theory. He is a leading Jewish educator in the UK and teaches at conferences and seminars, synagogues and Jewish community centres across the globe.


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