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Our Rabbis

Rabbi Alexandra Wright

Rabbi Alexandra Wright grew up at the LJS and was ordained at Leo Baeck College in 1986. She served as Associate Rabbi at The LJS under the guidance of Rabbi David Goldberg and Rabbi John Rayner from 1986-89.

From 1990-2003 she was Rabbi at Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue, where she founded and established The Learning Circle, the only Jewish adult learning centre in the area, sponsored by four Liberal, Reform and Masorti synagogues in conjunction with Spiro Ark. During that time, she taught classical Hebrew at Leo Baeck College, an elective in the Maharal of Prague and for a number of years co-ordinated the tutorial system for students. She is active in the Council of Christians and Jews and for five years served as the North London Hospice’s Jewish chaplain on their multi-faith chaplaincy team.

Rabbi Wright has contributed to Hear our Voice and Taking up the Timbrel, anthologies of essays and liturgies by women rabbis, edited by Rabbis Sybil Sheridan and Sylvia Rothschild. She is currently editing a Pesach Haggadah together with Reform and Liberal colleagues.

You can watch Rabbi Alex's recent 'Torah Talk' on

Rabbi Igor Zinkov

Rabbi Igor Zinkov is a recent graduate of Leo Baeck College in London. Originally from Chelyabinsk, Russia, he achieved a degree in engineering and worked in business before beginning his journey to the rabbinate with studies in Moscow and Jerusalem. Igor has extensive experience in youth work in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. In 2016, he worked as a rabbinic intern at Westminster Synagogue. 

He joined the LJS as a student rabbi following his internship at Westminster, becoming ordained in 2019.

Mon, 6 December 2021 2 Tevet 5782