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Our Rabbi

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Rabbi Rafi Goodwin

Senior Rabbi 

Rabbi Goodwin grew up in Leeds and attended Leeds Grammar School before accepting a place to study Law and German at Birmingham University. 


He studied at Yeshiva Mayanot in Jerusalem, Yeshivas Lubavitch Manchester and The Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, New Jersey where he received Semicha in 2014 from former Chief Rabbi of Israel and current Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau. 


Rabbi Goodwin spent a year as the assistant Rabbi in Columbia University for Chabad on Campus and fulfilled a similar post at Oxford University. He also taught at Menorah Grammar in Edgware.


Before joining Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue Rabbi Goodwin was the Director of Services and Young Couples at Chabad Gants Hill.


Rabbi Goodwin runs events for the younger element of the community namely teens and young families in addition to supporting Rabbi Davis with rabbinical duties.

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