Vocational Studies (MA in Applied Rabbinic Theology)

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Rabbi Richard Jacobi

Rabbi Richard Jacobi is the Van der Zyl Head of Vocational Studies at the College.  He is currently the rabbi for the community of Woodford Liberal Synagogue, which he has served since 2007.  He serves as a governor and spiritual advisor to Clore Tikva Primary School, and is a chaplain for a North-East London Mental Health […]

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Jan
19

Dr Katy Filer Jackson

Dr Katy Jackson is a Health Psychologist and Psychotherapist.  She has extensive training and clinical experience using a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including trauma-focussed counselling, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR, Internal Family Systems, hypnotherapy, somatic therapy and mindfulness-based interventions.
Katy’s specialties include trauma (PTSD, childhood trauma and domestic violence), work-related stress, anxiety disorders (including phobias and panic attacks), acute […]

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Aug
19

Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith

Frank Dabba Smith was born in California in 1955 and gained his first BA degree studying Linguistic Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley.   He then studied photography at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco before qualifying as a secondary school teacher at San Diego State University.  For many years, he worked […]

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Jan
11

Rabbi Mark Goldsmith

Rabbi Mark Goldsmith is Senior Rabbi of Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue in London.   He gained semichah from Leo Baeck College in 1996.   His teaching on his Leo Baeck College courses is founded on his deep experience in Reform and Liberal Synagogues.   He teaches our Introduction to Jewish Preaching course from the point of view […]

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Jan
11

Dr Laurence Buckman

Dr Laurence Buckman is a retired GP from Golders Green who has been a tutor at University College Hospital and Ben Gurion (Beer Sheva) Medical Schools.  He has been a psychotherapist since 1977.

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Jan
11

Rabbi Naomi Goldman

Naomi Goldman is the Rabbi at Kol Chai Hatch End Reform Jewish Community where she has worked for five years. She was a Senior Broadcast Journalist for BBC News for almost 19 years and was ordained in 2017. Her dissertation was on the impact of neo-hasidic thought on contemporary progressive Judaism. She is married to […]

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