Hannah Marije Altorf is our current rabbi. She is a third year student undertaking her rabbinic studies at Leo Baeck College in London. Student Rabbi Hannah joined us in January 2022.
Hannah grew up in the Netherlands, before she moved to Glasgow where she gained her PhD. She has since lived in London. Before joining the college Hannah was a Reader in Philosophy and she is currently a research fellow of the Iris Murdoch Centre at the University of Chichester. In recent years, Hannah increased her participation in her Jewish congregation until she decided to embark upon her studies to become a Rabbi.
Student Rabbi Hannah leads NLJC services once a month and teaches an adult education class as well as B’nei Mitzvah. She also leads a number of Festivals. She is keen to converse, with members of the congregation, as well as those interested in learning more about Judaism or joining our community.