Rabbi Dr. Alan Kimche studied in Israel for 10 years, attending Kol Torah and the Mir Yeshiva in Yerushalayim, and learning with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l, Rav Chaim Shmuelevitz zt”l and Rav Yehoshua Neuwirth zt’’l. He later gained a Ph.D in Philosophy & Jewish Law from London University, with his thesis on “Kavod Habriyot: Human Dignity in Talmudic Law”.
Rabbi Kimche served for 35 years as the Founding Rabbi of the Ner Yisrael Community in Hendon, N.W. London, building it into one of the most successful Modern Orthodox communities in Europe. He ran many innovative adult education programs, launched the first Lunch & Learn program in London offices, and was responsible for establishing the N.W. London Eruv. Rabbi Kimche and his wife Via made Aliyah in April 2019 and are now living in Yerushalayim.
Rabbi Kimche has accepted the post of interim Senior Rabbi at the Mizrachi Community in Melbourne, Australia. He will therefore be out of international circulation for 2 years from March 2023.
Field / Profession: Educator, Community/Synagogue Rabbi, Leadership & Motivation
Educator at: Other
Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Community, Eretz Yisrael, Inspirational, Mussar/Character Development, Jewish Education, Family Education, Halacha & the Modern World
Sample Topics - General:
Understanding Tefillah (2 shiurim)
Jewish Philosophy (2 shiurim)
Development of Halacha (5 shiurim)
Practical Rabbinics & Contemporary Rabbinic Challenges (4 shiurim)
Interface Between Halacha and Philosophy (5 shiurim)
How Chassidut Transformed Judaism
Confronting Antisemitism - Appeasement or Combat?
Sample Topics - Israel Related:
Visiting Har HaBayit
Links to sample audio or videos:
http://rabbikimche.com/rabbi-lord-jonathan-sacks-zl/ - The Power of an Idea
https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=369717450946320&ref=watch_permalink - Divrei Hesped for Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt"l
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3it6zevsXuTg6qsjJdd3xw - Pre-Pesach shiurim 2021
https://www.facebook.com/akimche - weekly Parsha shiurim (10 minutes)
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