Dayan Abraham, our spiritual guide, was born in London, and studied in Gateshead and Lakewood (N.J.) Yeshivas. He moved to Australia in 1985 where he joined the Lakewood Satellite Kollel in Melbourne. In 1995 he became Rav of the Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, and two years later was appointed a member of the Melbourne Beth Din. The Dayan joined the London Beth Din in 2001. Since then he has been involved in numerous communal organisations.
When the idea of a Kollel in Leeds was first thought of, Dayan Abraham enthusiastically came on board. We derive great benefit from his wise counsel, and it is truly a privilege to have someone of his stature so strongly involved.
In addition to his manifold activities as a Dayan in London, he is much sought after internationally as a public speaker.
Rabbi Ahron Kramer was born and grew up in Philadelphia. He attended Yeshivas Kol Torah in Yerushalayim for several years, attending the shiurim (lectures) of the highly acclaimed halachic authority Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach.
After moving to Manchester in 2001, Rabbi Kramer studied at Kollel Heichal Hatorah for high calibre scholars. He received his Semicha in the summer of 2013 with ordination from noted Rabbonim.
It is to Rabbi Kramer that this institution owes its existence. The concept was his, and without his resilience and fortitude, we would never have what there is today.
Rabbi Noson Krausz who was born in Manchester, studied in the Gateshead Yeshiva, as well as the famous Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak.
In 2004 he moved back to Manchester, and joined the prestigious Heichal HaTorah Kollel, where he completed an intense Semicha course and was ordained by several prestigious Rabbonim in Israel.
His leadership of the internal Kollel studies generates an extremely high standard.
Rabbi Shimon B. Glickman was born in Glasgow and grew up in Gateshead. After studying in Gateshead, he furthered his studies in the Mir Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. He has Rabbinical ordinations from the famed Rabbi Yitzchok Berkovits of The Jerusalem Kollel.
In Israel, Rabbi Glickman was active in educational aspects too. He led Taglit-Birthright groups, and taught at the Aish World Centre.
He joined the Rabbinate of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde (Jewish Community) in Munich in July 2012, where he spent two years as Associate, Youth and Families Rabbi. Aside from his rabbinical and pastoral duties there, he was also a driving force behind the Rabbinate’s web presence and social media, bringing them into the 21st century.