Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum
Rabbi Dr Zarum is the Dean of LSJS and is the leading ambassador of the institution.
Raphael recently received rabbinic ordination from Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks after studying at the Kollel of the Judith Lady Montefiore College. He is a graduate of the Jerusalem Fellows programme at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Israel and in 2005 received an MA (with Distinction) in Adult Education at the Institute of Education in London. Raphael is the creator of the Torah L’Am crash course and is the author of the Torat Hadracha and Jampacked Bible educational study guides. He was the first Head of faculty of the Florence Melton Adult Mini School UK and was Director of text-based Jewish education athe UJIA Centre for Informal Jewish Education.
He completed a PhD in theoretical physics in 1999 and published a number of papers on Quantum Chaos Theory. He is a leading Jewish educator in the UK and teaches at conferences and seminars, synagogues and Jewish community centres across the globe. In 2008 he was ranked 26th in the Jewish Chronicle Power100 list of the most influential people in UK Jewry.
See Rabbi Dr Zarum interview Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks about his Desert Island Texts here