We have identified 6 principles for our community
Focus on Growth
We have an unapologetic & determined focus on driving & supporting growth and Avodas Hashem
Aspire for More
Aspirational motivations for our children, without compromising our own growth
Distinctly Rav-led – with strategic guidance and ultimate halachic authority
Get Stuff Done
An active membership that contributes to, participates in and prioritises Kehilla activities
Warm, welcoming, engaging Kehilla with provision for men, women, families, youth boys & girls
Inspirational, yet serious davening experience
RABBI AND REBBITZEN STEPSKY
About Rabbi and Rebbitzen Stepsky
Rabbi Reuven and Rebbetzen Elisheva Stepsky have dedicated the last 30 years to Jewish education and outreach. Born in London, Rabbi Stepsky attended Hasmonean School, and studied for six years in Sunderland and Jerusalem before receiving several Rabbinical ordinations.
The Stepsky’s first Rabbinical position was as Assistant Rabbi and Rebbetzen at the New West End Synagogue, London. From 1993 to 2016 they played senior roles in the development and growth of the Jewish Learning Exchange, London.
In May 2016 the Stepsky’s launched Shema B’ni dedicated and focused specifically on follow-up and support for Baalei Teshuvah and their families. The response has been overwhelming and since inception, Shema B’ni has engaged hundreds of people through its regular programmes and events.
Rabbi Stepsky is JBCS trained bereavement counsellor, with additional CPD training across areas including mental health, stress intervention, couples therapy, addictions, safeguarding children, and abuse in the Jewish community. He also previously worked as a Commodity Broker.
Rebbetzen Stepsky has a wealth of experience as a kodesh teacher in a variety of primary schools. She has ably provided a listening ear in supporting congregants through life events, including marriage and parental issues, with her warm and non-judgemental approach. She is also a qualified MEP Kallah teacher.
Weekday Minyanim held at the Edgware Shtieble