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Rabbi Liss' Biography

Rabbi Nicky Liss has been the rabbi of Highgate Synagogue since August 2008 when he and his family moved back to the UK after close to a decade of studying and teaching in Jerusalem. During this time, he has overseen a dramatic growth in the membership of the community as well as the rebuilding of the Synagogue.

In addition to his work at Highgate, Rabbi Liss was recently appointed by the United Synagogue as Director of its newly formed Centre of Rabbinic Excellence having served as Chair of the Rabbinical Council for five years (2016-21) and as the Rabbinic lead for the United Synagogue's Covid response team.

Rabbi Liss is also active in the wider community acting as the Rabbinic Advisor to the Imperial War Museum, as a volunteer Jewish Chaplain to the Metropolitan Police Service in Haringey, as the Rabbinic Advisor to the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre, as a member of the Near Neighbours Faith Advisory Panel and as the Chief Rabbi’s representative at the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s faith meetings.

As an avid cricket fan, he plays for the synagogue team, has represented the Archbishop of Canterbury's First XI and most recently joined the Heaven Help Us Cricket Club which has devised the important Unity Statement that is due to be signed at Lord's at the beginning of June. 

Rabbi Liss read Chemistry at UCL and recently completed both a Master’s degree in Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education, which he passed with distinction, and professional mediator training at the London School of Mediation.

He is married to Shuli who also grew up in London and read Mathematics and Computer Science at UCL. Rebbetzin Shuli plays an extremely active role in the community and she recently published her first book: "HIGHlights: Modern musings on ancient wisdom"