Rabbi Danny Newman is the full-time rabbi for both Edgware Masorti Synagogue and Elstree and Borehamwood Masorti Community. Rabbi Danny grew up in Edgware and Stanmore and received semicha (rabbinic ordination) from Leo Baeck College and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg of New North London Synagogue, senior rabbi of the UK Masorti movement. He read Jewish Studies at Oxford University and has studied at several Israeli yeshivot. Prior to commencing his rabbinic studies, he trained in psychotherapy and worked as a corporate lawyer in the City of London. He is the founder of HaMakom, the leading British charity for Jewish mindfulness and meditation. He is married to Zippy Keller and they have a young son.