learn more about the team behind the scenes
Who We Are
We believe in building a place that welcomes all
Kesher caters to singles, couples and young families, with a variety of programs to suit everyone, from young to old(er).
Rashi & Ruthie Simon
Rabbi and Rebbetzin of Kesher
American-born, Rabbi Simon founded the highly-successful Jewish Learning Exchange in Little Venice, W9 in 1989 and was responsible for the introduction of the trailblazing Explanatory Services and Crash Courses to Anglo-Jewry. He has inspired and helped to set up regular Shabbat and annual High Holyday Explanatory Services in 30 synagogues around the country. Kesher also pioneered the concept of Lunch & Learn sessions in the City of London.
Ruthie Simon, a native of Los Angeles, USA, is a full partner in her husband’s work. Ruthie has run a programme of successful courses for women and couples, held in people’s homes and featuring a range of international guest speakers as well as her own insights into the Woman’s Role in Judaism.
Meet the Team
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