Rabbi Ginsbury

Rabbi Mordechai and Judy Ginsbury joined Hendon United Synagogue in February 1999. Prior to this they had spent nearly 14 years as Rabbi and Rebbetzen of the Prestwich Hebrew Congregation in Manchester.

During their tenure with us they have endeared themselves to the Community with their warm, intelligent and welcoming approach and have enhanced and furthered Hendon’s reputation as a dynamic and vibrant Kehilla.

Rabbi Ginsbury has recently completed a three year term of office as Chairman of the Rabbinical Council of the United Synagogue (RCUS) during which time he was instrumental in establishing and overseeing the innovative P’eir – Promoting Excellence In Rabbis – skills enhancement and support programme for Rabbis. He continues to be the Director of P’eir.

Rebbetzen Ginsbury has provided inspiration and guidance to dozens of Bat Mitzvah girls in recent years with her acclaimed Bat Mitzvah course classes and beautifully prepared ceremonies. Our Rebbetzen has also devoted a tremendous amount of time and effort – with significant success – into working with Jewish singles in the area and beyond. A particularly original and effective programme is the ‘Yedid Nefesh’ Friday night meals and networking scheme, which has proved popular with both singles and host families throughout the Community; several hundred singles have been welcomed into dozens of homes under the aegis of this programme in recent years.

Together, the pastoral support, leadership and teaching Rabbi and Rebbetzen Ginsbury provide our Community is second to none. The Ginsburys are blessed with a large family whose presence in Shul always adds brightness and happiness to the Community.

Contact Rabbi and/or Rebbetzen Ginsbury by phone on 020 8202 5514 or email rabbiginsbury@hendonus.org.uk.