Rabbi Jonny Roodyn attended the City of London School, is a graduate of Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh and holds an honours degree in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He studied for a number of years in the Mir Yeshiva and in the Jerusalem Kollel and was awarded a broad smicha by Rav Yitzchak Berkovits.
As the Educational Director of Jewish Futures he provides the organisation with guidance both on educational strategy and implementation, developing new initiatives and synergies and is the programme coordinator for the Aleinu conference bringing together Rabbanim, Rebbetzins and Educators from across the country.
He is also the Educational Director of Klal Chazon, developing and delivering attractive, compelling and innovative educational experiences and opportunities for teenagers in the Charedi community. He has led close to forty JRoots journeys to Poland and has recently developed a series of Jewish journeys to sites of historical and cultural significance across the UK.
Rabbi Roodyn is the Rabbi of Finchley Federation Synagogue, a member of the Federation Beth Din’s acclaimed Shaila Text team and has well over a thousand online classes and lectures which can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/rabbiroodyn
Rabbi Naftali Schiff has always been seized with this idea that I see as fundamental: that the impact we have through our programmes should not be transactional, but transformational. It shouldn’t be aimed at keeping the train on the track, it should be aimed at changing young people’s lives. Because that is how you really make a difference to the Jewish future.