The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE -

RABBI ANDREW Shaw is the com­mu­nity rabbi at Stan­more and Canons Park United Syn­a­gogue, work­ing along­side min­is­ter Rabbi Men­del Lew. He is also ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Tribe, the youth arm of the United Syn­a­gogue. He joined Stan­more in 2000 as youth rabbi, af­ter gain­ing or­di­na­tion in Jerusalem and New York through Ohr Sameach, Shap­pels and Yeshi­vat Ha Ko­tel. He also has a masters de­gree in He­brew and Ju­daic stud­ies from Lon­don Univer­sity’s School of Ori­en­tal and African Stud­ies. He is the ed­i­tor of 60 days for 60 years, the Holo­caust-me­mo­rial project. Rabbi Shaw was num­ber 99 in the JC’s Power 100 list. Tell us about your fam­ily life My wife Gila and I have one child, Yoni, who is nearly three. Tell us about a typ­i­cal week At Stan­more, I am work­ing with a fan­tas­tic team to plan and de­liver a whole range of pro­grammes for the com­mu­nity. Th­ese in­clude Stan­more Learn­ing Cen­tre, Youth Theatre pro­duc­tions, ex­plana­tory ser­vices, in­no­va­tive fes­ti­val cel­e­bra­tions, over­seas ed­u­ca­tional trips for youth and adults. I also have my Tribe du­ties, where I am com­mu­ni­cat­ing with our rab­bis, youth direc­tors and Tribe pro­fes­sion­als across the US com­mu­ni­ties, schools and univer­si­ties to help them cre­ate com­mu­ni­ties of ex­cel­lence. Tell us what you like most about your role Ev­ery day is a new chal­lenge, you can never rest on your lau­rels. I re­ally like the fact that I work with a fan­tas­tic team in both of­fices. I have got great plea­sure from my se­ries of Haim Pot­ter pan­tomimes based on the Harry Pot­ter books, which have been watched by thou­sands of Jewish Harry Pot­ter fans. Tell us what you dis­like most about your role Al­ways feel­ing that you could do more. Tell us what you do with your time off I love sport. While I don’t have much time to play, I try to get on the ten­nis court as of­ten as pos­si­ble. Nom­i­nate a rabbi: email us at com­mu­nity@thejc.com

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