Rabbi Danny Newman received his semicha (rabbinic ordination) from Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg after completing his studies at the Leo Baeck College.
Danny comes from an Orthodox background, having grown up in Stanmore at the United Synagogue. However, he has been a member of New North London for many years and his personal and professional approaches are pluralistic in nature and he is happy to work with our community.
He is the founder and director of HaMakom, an organisation which runs Jewish mindfulness meditation retreats for people from all parts of the Jewish community. Rabbis and lay people from all the different Jewish denominations (Masorti, Reform, Orthodox, Liberal) regularly attend. Prior to commencing his rabbinic studies, Rabbi Danny worked as a corporate lawyer in the City of London.
He read Jewish Studies at Oxford University and has studied at several Israeli yeshivot.
We are happy to confirm that Rabbi Danny will be offering rabbinical council and support to our community from January 2019.