Hello and welcome to the Harlow Jewish Community. My name is Irit Shillor and I have been the Rabbi here for the last twelve years. I was born in Jerusalem and studied Mathematics there before coming to England in 1982. My children were at the time very young and I joined a Reform community in order to strengthen not only their Jewish background but also their involvement in the Jewish world. As a result I myself became involved and in 1998 embarked on Rabbinical studies at the Leo Baeck College in London, gaining a BA and MA in Hebrew and Jewish Studies as well as ordination in 2002. Since then I have been working in various communities in the German speaking world in addition to my current work in Harlow.