Our Rabbonim

Rabbi Elchonon Feldman

Rabbi Elchonon Feldman

Originally from New York, Rabbi Elchonon Feldman, our passionate and dynamic Rabbi, joined Bushey United Synagogue along with his lovely wife Rebbetzin Jacqueline and their family, in December 2016 after five successful years at Belmont Synagogue.  Israel is very close to Rabbi Feldman’s heart, as he spent over a decade studying, teaching and receiving his Semicha (Rabbinical ordination) there.  Beyond Rabbinics, Rabbi Elchonon has a deep interest in psychotherapy and is currently completing his Masters in this field, which will complement his certification as an addiction counsellor and his Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts.  Our Rabbi’s interests include playing guitar, enjoying a fine whisky with friends and proselytising American sport to the unsuspecting masses.  As a Rabbinic couple the Feldmans bring a vibrancy and warmth to our community and, with their modern flair, they are looking forward to guiding Bushey Synagogue towards a bright and exciting future as one of Anglo Jewry’s flagship communities.

Assistant Rabbinical Team

Rabbi Nick & Rebetzen Shira Kett

Family Kett joined our community in of October 2017 as our new Assistant Rabbinical Team. We welcomed Rabbi Nick together with his wife Shira and their children Miri, Doniel and Dassi. In October 2020, Rabbi Nick’s position was changed to Community Rabbi to better reflects his wide range of responsibilities, working as part of our Rabbinic team.

Originally from London, they have just moved from Hale in South Manchester, where they have been working with the young families and youth for five years.

A former JFS boy from Belmont, Rabbi Nick studied at the closest Yeshiva to the Western Wall, Netiv Aryeh, which was followed by three years studying law in university in Manchester. Discovering he was better at communal work than law, he returned to Israel to study for the Rabbinate, during which time he met and married Shira.

Shira is originally from Hendon, and went to Hasmonean. She is a professional wig stylist and hairdresser, a budding artist, an accomplished cook and baker, and has a fantastic reputation for her delicious Shabbat meals! Shira puts a great deal of love and time into any project, and is so excited to be able to do the same in Bushey.