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Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg


Jonathan Wittenberg was born in Glasgow to a German Jewish refugee family. After reading English at Cambridge and teacher training at Goldsmiths, he studied for the rabbinate at Leo Baeck College, London, and in Israel, following family tradition. He was appointed Rabbi of the New North London Masorti Synagogue in 1987 and Senior Rabbi of the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues UK in 2008. He is a President of the Council of Christians and Jews and a member of the Council of Imams and Rabbis. He is a co-founder of Eco-Synagogue and deeply engaged in environmental issues. He is closely involved in supporting refugees. Further interests include pastoral work, hospice care, and literature, especially poetry. He teaches and speaks widely, including on Radio 4’s Prayer for the Day. His publications include The Eternal Journey: Meditations on the Jewish Year (2001); The Silence of Dark Water: An Inner Journey (2008); Walking with the Light (2013); My Dear Ones: One family and The Final Solution (2016) and most recently Things my dog has taught me – about being a better human.

He is married to Nicola Solomon; they have three children and a dog. He loves plants, animals, people, and woodland and mountain walks.

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Click the link to read  Rabbi Wittenberg's High Holyday reflections 5772/3 (2012)

Click here to read Rabbi Wittenberg's High Holyday Inspirations 5771/2 (2011)

Click here to view archive of Rabbi Wittenberg's Writings, including his weekly Shabbat message to the community.



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