R' Ilana Epstein

Founder of Ta'am, JFT educator, Rebetzin of Cockfosters & Southgate

Ilana originally hails from the USA, but spent some of her childhood years in Brazil and Venezuela. She attended the Yeshiva University (“YU”) High School for Girls, Orot Israel College and YU Stern College, where she studied History of Art and Judaics. Ilana taught at JFS before making Aliyah. They have four children, ranging from 8 to 18, who attend Wolfson Hillel Primary School and Hasmonean High School. Ilana is a graduate of the Susi Bradfield Leadership Training Course for Women and was involved in the US Implementation activities following the far-reaching United Synagogue Strategic Review. After working for Living & Learning, as part of her role with JFT, Ilana now heads Ta’am – the organisation that teaches through food.