Rabbi Anna will be joining us full time in January 2022. Anna will spend the majority of her time as our Development Rabbi, working in a role across the 3 Mosaic synagogues, Liberal, Masorti and Reform – and between and beyond those expressions of Judaism – helping us develop Mosaic’s mission to “choose your Jewish life”.
Anna will also spend around one quarter of her time at Mosaic Liberal working alongside Rabbi Rachel Benjamin.
Anna grew up in Nottingham as a member of the Nottingham Liberal Synagogue. Between university and attending Leo Baeck College Anna has worked as a movement worker for LJY Netzer and was an educator for the Netzer gap year program in Israel. Anna was ordained in the summer of 2020 and has since served as the Rabbi for Beit Klal Yisrael, Norwich Liberal Jewish Congregation, and as the Chaplain for Progressive Jewish Students. Anna lives with her fiancée (soon to be wife) and two dogs.
Commenting on joining the Mosaic community, Anna says “I’m very excited to join this community and be part of its new journey in a new building. I am looking forward to building relationships, working with my rabbinic colleagues, facilitating creative community spaces, and being part of the wider Stanmore community.”
Mosaic co-chair Mark Phillips commented on Anna’s appointment “Our priority as a community as we emerge from the pandemic and look forward to our new home in Stanmore, is to help Jews “choose our Jewish life” – providing a diverse range of ways to engage with Judaism and our community. Anna’s skills, experience and passion for Judaism make her perfectly placed to move us in this direction. We are excited that Anna is joining us.”