Welcome to Edgware United Synagogue

Posted By on November 16, 2022

Rabbi Lister was born in 1969, and grew up in Manchester where he learned for a year in the Sha'arei Torah Yeshiva before reading French at London University. He graduated with first class honours, before returning to Sha'arei Torah. Rabbi Lister then moved to Israel where he studied in the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem and attained semichah (rabbinic ordination) through the Ohr LaGolah diaspora training programme at Ohr Sameach in Jerusalem. Rabbi Lister returned to England in 1997 with his young family and took up the post of Rabbi in Reading for three years, then served as Rabbi of Muswell Hill Synagogue for seven years.

During this time, Rabbi Lister also qualified as a primary school teacher, specialising in Early Years education.In 2011 Rabbi Lister attained an MA from London University in Jewish Education and his book, Intergalactic Judaism, was published by Urim Publications. He was also appointed honorary principal of Sinai School in Kenton.

In 2013 Rabbi Lister left his role in Sinai School to serve as honorary principal in Rosh Pinah School in Edgware. Since arriving in Edgware, Rabbi Lister has introduced a number of new successful initiatives to the community: the annual Holocaust Memorial Day event run in conjunction with local schools, a popular pre-batmitzvah and barmitzvah Cheder course, the winter Saturday Night activity programme for young families, and the popular monthly Dinner With Dad learning and dinner programme for Dads and children on Wednesday nights.

Rabbi Lister is passionate about sharing the wonderful Jewish heritage with young and old alike, through study, shul services and fun events. He plays the violin and guitar, and enjoys reading about space exploration and quantum physics.

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