School Principal - Rabbi Malcolm Herman
Rabbi Malcolm Herman LLB (Hons) is the Associate National Director of seed - the leading organisation in the UK, specialising in Jewish family education. Malcolm spent almost ten years studying in Yeshiva. He also holds a law degree from the London School of Economics. His first position was as the Community Director of the Whitefield Synagogue in Manchester. He joined seed as Director of Programmes in 2001. He was appointed Associate National Director in 2014.
The goal of seed is to equip parents with the ability to raise children with self-belief and genuine Jewish values, and Malcolm’s arrival at the organisation in 2001 acted as a major catalyst for the organisation’s expansion. In particular, he designed and implemented seed’s pioneering network of educational programmes for parents in Jewish primary schools. To date, he has educated thousands through lectures, workshops and seminars, giving parents wide-ranging practical skills based on principles of Torah.
Malcolm is a highly sought-after speaker across the UK and beyond, adept at presenting authentic concepts in an accessible manner and known for inspiring audiences with both humour and wisdom. As well as devising and delivering unique and creative programmes, Malcolm’s down-to-earth style and expertise draws many parents to seek his personalised advice on a one-to-one basis.
School Rabbi - Rabbi James Proops
Rabbi James Proops was educated at City of London School followed by a year in Yeshivat HaKotel, Rabbi James Proops then obtained a BA (Hons) in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds. Upon completing his degree, he became the full-time Youth Director at Stanmore and Canons Park United Synagogue. After marrying his wife Sarah, he then spent five years living and studying in Jerusalem, in which time he received semicha and completed the two year Ner L’Elef Jewish Leadership training programme. He also holds a teaching qualification from the Agency of Jewish Education, as well as a certificate in Counselling from Birkbeck University. Rabbi Proops returned to England to serve as the campus Rabbi in Leeds for Aish UK. He was also appointed head of northern campuses for Genesis, a programme of Aish UK and the JLE, which included overseeing the programme in Liverpool, Manchester and frequent visits to Durham. After two years in Leeds, Rabbi Proops and his family moved to Mill Hill where he and Sarah are the Assistant Rabbinic couple helping to service the community of over 1200 families.
If you wish to contact either Rabbi, please so do via the School Office.