Our Rabbi

It gave our community great pleasure to announce the appointment of Rabbi Zvi Portnoy and his wife Orly as Rabbi and Rebbetzen of Loughton Synagogue as from 1st September 2013.

On Sunday 16th February 2014 we celebrated the appointment with The Induction Ceremony of Rabbi Portnoy and our Rebbetzen Orly by Dayan Lichtenstein – See Videos.

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Rabbi Portnoy circulates a beautiful summary of the forthcoming Parsha each week in a Newsletter distributed to all members and available to read each Shabbat. He includes Shul events and news updates. Click on the Zest overhead to see our most recent newsletter.

Rabbi Portnoy’s role as a Rabbi includes offering the different segments of the community educational and social initiatives that help to ensure the growth of  the community, with particular emphasis on youth and young married couples, and to nurture their sense of Jewish identity. Rabbi Portnoy offers shiurim, discussion groups, family activities and most importantly, together with his wife – Rebbetzen Orly, makes their home an  open house to the community.