Both Rabbi and Rebbetzen Landau have a background in working in education and with the youth, most recently at Aish HaTorah on the J*Link programme. Prior to this and receiving semicha, Rabbi Landau obtained a degree in Business Studies from the University of Westminster. Rebbetzen Landau attended seminary and has a degree in History from University College London.
As new Assistant Community Rabbi, Rabbi Landau will be responsible primarily to support and develop activity for youth, students and young adults in the Community and to implement the US Tribe curriculum. He will also support Rabbi Lew in communal and pastoral activities.
Rebbetzen Landau will work primarily to support and develop activities for women and girls within the Community including giving regular shiurim to women, planning and arranging learning opportunities for women and offering women in the community opportunities for informal education or mentoring.
Rabbi and Rebbetzen Landau are expected to start their post later this month giving them time to get to know the Community in the run up to the Jewish New Year.
Philip Hertz, chairman of Stanmore and Canons Park United Synagogue commented: "We are delighted that Rabbi and Aviva Landau have agreed to join us. They have already made a very favourable impression on the Community and we look forward to working with them in the future".
Rabbi Landau said: “Both of us are absolutely thrilled and honoured to be appointed Assistant Rabbi and Rebbetzen of such a prominent and dynamic community. We are both looking forward to dedicating ourselves to the ongoing success to the youth and all aspects of the community.”