Born in Toronto, Canada, Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet arrived in the UK in 1991, and assumed the position as Minister of the Richmond Synagogue in Southwest London. At the age of 28, he was offered the position as rabbi of the Mill Hill Synagogue. His vibrancy and dynamism has resulted in a continuous growth of membership, now in excess of 3000 members.

He has a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies from University College London. He authors numerous articles for newspapers, magazines and journals, and can often be seen on television including BBC as a regular panelist for The Big Questions.

Hailed as one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world, Rabbi Schochet has lectured across the globe.

Rabbi Schochet served on the Chief Rabbi’s Cabinet, and is currently the longest serving Rabbi in the United Synagogue. He was named by the Jewish Telegraph as one of the ten most influential Rabbis in the United Kingdom. The Jewish Chronicle describes him as “one of the most outspoken Rabbis in the world.”

He is married with five children.