We are a denomiNATION made up of Jews of all different types and stripes and this is something to be celebrated.

The Jewish people are not a monolith - we don’t all look the same or believe in the same things. Young JW3 presents an online series exploring some of the people and stories behind the denominations and communities that make up the tapestry of the UK Jewish community today.

Each week we will hear from an emerging Jewish leader and learn about their denomination and community, what matters to them and what they love about the Jewish faith.

Rabbi Oliver Joseph

Oliver Spike Joseph works as a Rabbi for New North London Synagogue, Havurah, Masorti Judaism and Noam. Oliver’s passion is outreach and engaging new and emerging community reengaging people with their Jewish journey. Oliver studied in Israel at the Conservative Yeshiva, Hartman Institute and Tel Aviv University and was ordained at the Ziegler School in Los Angeles in 2015. Oliver previously worked in activist communities in and around Israel. In Los Angeles Oliver worked on justice issues including prison reform, gun violence and immigration reform. Oliver is passionate about youth, justice, learning in Jewish life, big dreams, cooking, hiking, martial arts and bicycles.