Every day I am reminded of the strength, talent and altruism of British Jews. I grew up in Redbridge in a thriving Jewish community. I taught cheder classes at Wanstead and Woodford United Synagogue, joined the Bnei Akiva youth movement and was a proud member of the Jewish Lads’ & Girls’ Brigade (JLGB). This grounding gave me the confidence to stand tall as a Jew.
As a law student in Liverpool, I lived in Hillel House and in my mid 20s and 30s focused on my career, establishing myself as a leading employment lawyer and partner in a law firm. My work and skills are based upon standing up against inequality and discrimination. Throughout my career I have acted for charities, organisations, vulnerable individuals and other faith groups.
As a young mother I fought against cancer and am involved in a support group at West London Synagogue. I have belonged to Mill Hill United Synagogue for 4 years and serve on the management board of West London Synagogue where my family are active members of the community. One of my daughters attends Immanuel College and has followed in my footsteps as a keen member of the JLGB.