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Honorary Officers

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Anne Gordon - Chairman

I have lived in the community for over 25 years, with my husband Malcolm and our 4 children. In that time I have been on the Board of Management several times and have been Chair of the Ladies Committee and Gilah Nursery. As a Chartered Mechanical Engineer I have worked in a variety of jobs and project managed a wide range of projects within London Underground.

After a difficult couple of years I believe the community can now look forward and I am delighted to be taking the Chair at this exciting time.


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Judith Freedman - Vice Chair (Croxdale)

Together with my husband David I have lived in the community for over 25 years.We have had three sons grow up within the BES "family" and have seen an enormousamount of change and growth in that time.

I work part-time as a Marketing Consultant and I am also a JP.


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Simon Berman - Vice Chair (Yavneh)

I have lived in Borehamwood with my wife for over 12 years - we have three children, with the Bar Mitzvah of our eldest, Joel, looming fast this October!

I was involved with BES@Yavneh from the start, being one of the three wardens that set up the minyan as a Friday night service and a Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur overflow, and have continued to be heavily involved over the past nine years, as we expanded to become a thriving part of the BES community in the Southside of Borehamwood. Alongside this I have also been helping the UJIA improve the Jewish and Israel educational services that they provide to Jewish and non-Jewish schools.

Other interesting things about me? I'm a keen cyclist, was born and bred in the lovely seaside town of Hove and used to do research into galactic astrophysics!

I'm excited about the future of BES and looking forward to working with some great people in our community over the months and years ahead.

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Avner Radomsky - Financial Representative


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Benjamin Arnold - Warden

I was brought up in Elstree before moving to Hendon on my marriage in 1998. However, my wife and I then saw the error of our ways (!) and moved back to Borehamwood in 2002. We now a 11 year old son and a 7 year old daughter.

Having spent 6 years on the Board using my experience as a Senior IT Engineer for an IT Services firm to improve the IT facilities of the Shul, I moved into "the box" as one of the wardens (but I'm still keeping busy with IT, the website and CRP as well).


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Simon Mitchell - Warden


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Damian Schogger - Yavneh Warden

My wife and I have lived in Borehamwood for more than 12 years, playing an active role in BES as Board members for several years, and more recently in other community initiatives including Mitzvah Day. I spent two years as warden of the Hashkama Minyan, and since 2013, have been warden of the BES@Yavneh Minyan.

Apart from my involvement in shul life, many local people may know me for my running obsession, spotting me in my brightly coloured clothes pounding the streets of Borehamwood, Elstree and other far-flung parts of Hertfordshire!

I look forward to continuing to play an active role in the ongoing development of BES@Yavneh as well as the wider local Jewish community.


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