Ohr Yisrael Synagogue
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The Federation Synagogue in Elstree & Borehamwood
The small shul with the big heart.

Meet the board

Who's who at Ohr Yisrael

Meet the team working hard behind the scenes for everyone, the board of management are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting in May.

Meet the board

Julian Myers - Chairman
Please feel free to approach me or any member of the board if you have any questions or ideas for the Ohr Yisrael community.

Abe Braun - Financial Representative
Abe has been part of the Ohr Yisrael community since moving to the area in 2007 after a 6 month stint travelling the globe with his wife. On his return to these grey shores he started training as an accountant and now works in a local Jewish practice. Abe enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two little kids, being involved in Jewish learning and of course the shul finances.

Gideon Krotosky - Warden
Gideon has been a member of Ohr Yisrael ever since moving to the area with his wife Joanne in March 2008. He has been joint warden of the shul since spring 2011, does not like shul politics and has a twin brother also living in Borehamwood. Born and bred in Edgware, Gideon recruits lawyers in to London law firms for Deacon Associates and is a life long Evertonian.

Jeremy Miller - Warden
Please let me know if you would like a call up for a simcha or yahrzeit on shabbos or yom tov.

General board members

Jason Honickberg
Jason Honickberg is 33 and has been a member of the community for around six and a half years following his marriage to his wife, Taryn. This is his second term on the board and he loves the fact that the community is so welcoming to everyone. He is an active member of the board and also enjoys taking an active role in the shul services.

Adam Jacobs
Adam is a trustee of the Federation and provides a valuable link to head office.
Jo Kaye
I deal with membership database management, including new joiners and leavers and buriel society administration, shiva management, liaising with the Federation and organising the AGM.
Tash Kramer
I supply support for the shul calendar in advertising sales, and assist in organise social events.
Dina Myers
My role is in the commity is event support for all shul events on and offsite throughout the year.


Sharon Ross
My role is to care for the repair and / or replacement of all sifrei kodesh and reading books in the shul.




Jonathan Rose
I organise the online booking system, fundraising and social events scheduling, annual calendar, weekly newsletter, weekday shacharit rota and event flyers.




Kiddush sponsorship

Juliet Summerfield

To sponsor a kiddush, use our online booking system.