ABOUT THE SENIOR RABBI

Rabbi Joseph Dweck is the Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community of the UK - the country's oldest Jewish community established in 1656. He was elected to this position in 2013, with a 270–4 vote, a margin believed to be the largest in UK synagogue history.

Rabbi Dweck is American born, and studied in Jerusalem at Yeshiva Hazon Ovadia under the tutelage of former Sephardi Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Rabbi Dweck received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Ovadia Yosef under the auspices of the Sephardic Rabbinical College of Brooklyn, led by Rabbi Shimon Alouf and Rabbi Harold Sutton. He has a Master of Arts Degree in Jewish Education from Middlesex University in conjunction with The London School of Jewish Studies, and he is working toward a Masters in Psychotherapy at Regents University London.

 

In his capacity as Senior Rabbi, he oversees its religious works, rabbinic staff, the Sephardi Beth Din, and the Sephardi Kashrut Authority. He is also the Deputy President of the LSJS; a President of The Council of Christians and Jews and an Ecclesiastical Authority to the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Rabbi Dweck also serves as a member of the Standing Committee of the Conference of European Rabbis.

Rabbi Dweck is a sought-after speaker and teacher in the UK and abroad. His digital presence has global reach through virtual classes, social media activities, a mobile application, and podcast. 

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