Rabbi, writer and broadcaster, Jonathan Romain is minister of Maidenhead Synagogue in Berkshire. He writes for The Times, Guardian and The Jewish Chronicle and is often heard on the BBC.
His many 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 (HarperCollins). He is chaplain to the Jewish Police Association, advisory board member of the Three Faiths Forum, chair of the Accord Coalition (which campaigns for inclusive education) and a Patron of Dignity in Dying.
For several years he was a judge for both “The Times Preacher of the Year” competitions and the BBC’s Frank Gillard Awards, and was a member of the BBC’s Standing Conference on Religion and Belief (2009-12). He is periodically asked to sit on commissions by OFCOM. He is a past Chairman of the Assembly of Rabbis UK (2007-9) and was on the Council of St. George’s House, Windsor Castle (2005-11), which he has just been asked to rejoin.
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