Rabbi Dr. Alan Kimche served for 35 years as the Founding Rabbi of the Ner Yisrael community in Hendon, N.W. London. He was instrumental in building it into one of the most successful Modern Orthodox communities in Europe. As a successful Communal Rabbi, he developed innovative education programs for the wider Jewish community, and was responsible for establishing the N.W. London Eruv. He launched the first Lunch & Learn program in London, organizing shiurim in multiple offices for 15 years, and was involved in educational outreach projects including Jewish Continuity and the Encounter Conferences.
Rabbi 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 is also a sought-after posek, answering personal and halakhic questions with wisdom and sensitivity. He is a popular and engaging speaker on a wide range of topics, specializing in Jewish Philosophy and Halacha, and he is invited to speak at rabbinical conferences.
Rabbi Kimche and his wife Via made Aliyah in April 2019 and are now living in Yerushalayim.