Rabbi Dr. Alan Kimche studied in Israel for 10 years, attending Kol Torah and the Mir Yeshiva in Yerushalayim, and learning with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l, Rav Chaim Shmuelevitz zt”l and Rav Yehoshua Neuwirth zt’’l. He later gained a Ph.D in Philosophy & Jewish Law from London University, with his thesis on “Kavod Habriyot: Human Dignity in Talmudic Law”.
Rabbi Kimche served for 35 years as the Founding Rabbi of the Ner Yisrael Community in Hendon, N.W. London, building it into one of the most successful Modern Orthodox communities in Europe. He ran many innovative adult education programs, launched the first Lunch & Learn program in London offices, and was responsible for establishing the N.W. London Eruv. Rabbi Kimche and his wife Via made Aliyah in April 2019 and are now living in Yerushalayim.