Rabbi Nicky Liss
Highgate United, chair of RCUS
Rabbi Nicky Liss has been the rabbi of Highgate Synagogue since August 2008 when he and his family moved back to the UK after close to a decade of studying and teaching in Jerusalem. During this time, he has overseen a dramatic growth in the membership of the community as well as the rebuilding of the Synagogue. In addition to his work at Highgate, Rabbi Liss is the Chair of the Rabbinical Council of the United Synagogue and the Rabbinic Lead for the United Synagogue’s Rabbinic Careers Steering Group. He is also active in the wider community serving as the volunteer Jewish Chaplain to the Metropolitan Police Service in Haringey, as the Rabbinic Advisor to the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre, as a member of the Near Neighbours Faith Advisory Panel and as the Chief Rabbi’s representative at the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s faith meetings. Rabbi Liss also taught Jewish Studies at Hasmonean Primary School until the position at Highgate became fulltime in September 2012. Rabbi Liss read Chemistry at UCL and recently completed both a Master’s degree in Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education, which he passed with distinction, and professional mediator training at the London School of Mediation. He is married to Shuli who also grew up in London, read Mathematics and Computer Science at UCL and plays an extremely active role in the community. He is the Rabbinic principal of Noam school.