Rabbi Gabriel Kanter-Webber joined BHPS in summer 2022. He grew up in Kingston Liberal Synagogue, and his early years in a Jewish community outside the major North London centre gave him a passion for the smaller and more intimate communities – where everyone knows each other’s name! While studying Politics & International Relations at Sussex University, he had a Saturday job as headteacher of BHPS’s cheder, making it particularly wonderful to return here. He also spent a year as a youth worker for LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, before entering Leo Baeck College to study for the rabbinate. Gabriel has a special interest in connecting Jewish values to contemporary events and social justice issues, and is passionate about enabling people to weave Judaism – subtly but strongly – into their everyday lives.