Naftali Brawer and Jonathan Romain: Rabbi, I Have a Problem
This event took place on Thursday 2 March 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.
Bring all your questions, puzzles and dilemmas for the experts to grapple with in a truly interactive event. The JC’s Rabbinic authorities – Naftali Brawer and Jonathan Romain – will consider all your quandaries about matters Jewish from their respective Orthodox and Progressive points of view. A new collection of their JC columns both informs and entertains.
In association with The Jewish Chronicle.
Naftali Brawer is the CEO of the Spiritual Capital Foundation. Ordained as an Orthodox Rabbi at the age of 22, he has served as the spiritual leader of congregations in both the US and the UK. In his previous post he led one of the largest Jewish congregations in Europe with close to 1,300 families. He is a published author, columnist and broadcaster, presenting BBC Radio 4's Prayer for the Day and most recently joining the Pause for Thought slot on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast show. Naftali holds a PhD in Hebrew and Jewish Studies from UCL.
Jonathan Romain is Rabbi of Maidenhead synagogue. He has a PhD in the history of British Jewry and writes for The Times, the Guardian, The Huffington Post and the JC and is often heard on the BBC. His books include The Jews of England and Faith and Practice: A Guide to Reform Judaism Today. In 2004, he received the MBE for his pioneering work nationally in helping mixed-faith couples, a theme covered in his book Till Faith Us Do Part. He is chaplain to the Jewish Police Association, advisory board member of both the Council of Christians and Jews, and the Three Faiths Forum.