In 1993, at the age of 28, Rabbi Schochet became Rabbi of the Mill Hill Synagogue. His vibrancy and dynamism has resulted in a continuous growth of membership, now in excess of 1400 members.
He has a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies from University College London. He authors numerous articles for newspapers, magazines and journals, and lectures extensively across the country and abroad. He served as Diary Rabbi to the Guardian Newspaper and also writes for the Jewish Chronicle as well as a very popular weekly column in the Jewish News. He has featured in The London Times as well as Time Magazine International. Rabbi Schochet can often be seen on television including BBC as a regular panellist for The Big Questions as well as CNN.
Rabbi Schochet, who is a former Rosh Pinah Primary School parent, has been described as "One of Anglo-Jewry's most dynamic orthodox Rabbis, who has turned his synagogue into a vibrant source of religious and social activities."
His words of wisdom inspire the children to listen and learn and Rosh Pinah is privileged such a wonderful role model serving as Honorary Principal.
The Foundation Body for Rosh Pinah is the Scopus Jewish Educational Trust.
Rosh Pinah has an active Governing Body involved in many different aspects of the school working closely with the Headteacher for example some governors are Link Governors with a Subject Leader or linked with an aspect working with a Senior Leader. The Chair and Vice Chair of Governors also meet with the Head Teacher as part of a Strategic Planning Group. Governors also come into school to see for themselves by way of planned Governor Learning Walks joined by Senior Leaders.
The full Governing Body meets termly and these meetings are clerked by a member of the London Borough of Barnet's Governor Support Service. The Sub Committees usually meet termly and it is here that the bulk of the work of the Governing Body is done.
The Sub Committees currently include: Admissions, Curriculum, Jewish Studies, Health and Safety and Premises, Finance, Catering, Special Educational Needs, and there is also a Build Committee.
Comprising of 16 Members
(appointed by Scopus)
Barbara Hotz (Chair of Governors)
Annette Koslover (Vice Chair of Governors & Chair of the Rosh Pinah Trust)
(elected by the parents)
(elected by the staff)
Judy Greenberg (Deputy Head)
Justin Kett (Head of Jewish Studies)
Local Authority Governor
Councillor Melvin Cohen
The Clerk to the Governing Body is:
George Peradigou -
Governor Support and Development,
London Borough of Barnet,
North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London, N11 1NP