Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel
Before his Rabbinic ordination in July 2014, Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel held various teaching positions in France. He earned a teaching degree in 1990, the “Agrégation d’Histoire”, and taught in French High Schools, as well as a year at the Sorbonne in Paris. He earned a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Strasbourg, France, in 2004. René served various communities in France and in the United Kingdom, and from August 2016, permanently in this country. He worked part-time at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in St John’s Woods, London and is now rabbi at Kingston Liberal Synagogue.