Who are we?


"Our mission is to build a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community in Mill Hill East, and provide a rich Jewish life - religiously, educationally and culturally - for all of its members."


We are as inclusive as possible

  • No matter who you are, we will make every effort to make you as comfortable as possible in your community
  • We recognise that not everyone is in a formulaic family unit, or approaches their Judaism in the same way
  • We will embrace our diversity and ensure that we provide the atmosphere in which everyone can express themselves and their values
We are the best of Orthodoxy

  • We work within an Orthodox framework. Within those bounds, we will aim to provide aspects of a Jewish life that people sometimes feel are lacking from some orthodox communities
  • Alongside our service provision, we place issues of wider Jewish concern and values (education, tikkun olam, interfaith, gender issues) central to our communal life
  • We will embrace our diversity and ensure that we provide the atmosphere in which everyone can express themselves and their values
We are responsive and accomodating

  • We will never do things just because we, or other communities, always have done
  • We won’t be afraid to question our practices, asking if there is a better way
  • We will adapt to the needs of community members as they arise, making every effort possible to accommodate special requirements

Meet our Rabbinic Couple

Image of Bentzi and Michal

Bentzi and Michal Mann

Bentzi was born in Jerusalem, with his parents hailing from New York City. He has varied experience of working with people from all different walks of life in Israel and did his military service in the office of the Chief Rabbi of the IDF, as the director of external relations, project managing the Office’s various workstreams. He got his BA in Education from Orot Israel College in Rechovot followed by his MA in Business from Hebrew U. After studying at Kerem B’Yavneh yeshiva, he studied in Eli for four years and then for his Rabbinic qualification from the Straus-Amiel Institute, Ohr Torah Stone, a practical training programme for those wishing to lead communities in the diaspora and will receive his semicha from Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.

Bentzi is an avid sports fan (and is looking forward to an education in ‘real’ football and cricket), loves Behavioural Economics and has a passion for music and is learning to play the guitar.


Michal was born in Raanana and her parents are American and Israeli. She has worked in the private and third sectors, spanning education, leadership, retail and tech. She led a number of Birthright tours of Israel and spent time on her national service as a shaliach in the Jewish community of Cleveland, Ohio. She got her BA in Logistics Management from Bar Ilan University and has since worked in the tourism sector as a manager of adult tours of Israel as well as working within a CEO’s office in the tech sector. She loves dancing (Zumba and Jazz), is a foodie and loves cooking, as well as going out with friends to interesting places.

Fun fact: Michal has been bungee jumping and looks forward to joining the MHE bungee jumping club.


Upcoming Events

Meet our Volunteers


Our grassroots community has no paid admin staff and is only able to function due to an amazing group of volunteers. Volunteers lead the services, organise social events, book inspirational speakers, tidy up after kiddush...the list goes on. Here are just a small handful of our volunteers:

Avi
Avi
Josh
Josh
Sara
Sara
Adam
Adam

Jonny
Jonny
Jamie
Jamie
Natalie
Natalie
Jonny
Jonny

Chloe
Chloe
Leanne
Leanne
Danielle
Danielle
Charlotte
Charlotte

Katie
Katie
Katie
Daniel
Katie
Mark
Kate
Kate

Membership


We are proud and excited to introduce our formal membership model!
Watch the recording of the launch at our "Town Hall" meeting which took place on January 14th 2018:

From April 1st 2018 we formally became a United Synagogue member community and are able to subscribe new members and accept transfers from other United Synagogue shuls.

  • Membership will be £18 per adult per month (under 21s are free)
  • This is a monthly rate paid by direct debit and starts on 1 April (but you can pre-register now)
  • This is our price until April 2021 – when we’ll examine this again as a community

To find out more and to sign-up, please contact the membership team at membership@mhejc.org