Head of Cheder: David-Yehuda ("DY") Stern

David-Yehuda ("DY") Stern is our Head of Cheder.

Most recently DY served as Head of Education at Alyth, one of the largest Reform communities in Europe. Other roles he has held include Social Action and Sustainability Coordinator at JCC (now JW3), Jewish Social Responsibility Manager at UJIA and Head of Jewish Education at NOAM, the Masorti Youth Movement’s summer camp in France.

DY grew up in London in an observant, Orthodox Jewish home where his parents instilled in him a love of Judaism as well as the knowledge to navigate it. He has a passion for seeing young people grow and flourish and believes that where Judaism is concerned, people best attain knowledge through experiential learning that animates the Jewish tradition, and inspires meaningful connection. Furthermore, for synagogue-based education to work, he believes the whole family must be engaged.

DY has an honours degree in Film and Television from the University of Nottingham and has attended numerous Jewish studies programmes in Israel. He also spent time learning at Yeshivat Hadar - a traditional egalitarian Yeshiva on the upper west side of Manhattan.

Known for his inclusive, creative and enthusiastic approach to learning, DY distinguished himself throughout the recruitment process, not only through his passion for Jewish education, but also by how much he 'got' us.  His is married to Robin Nobel and together they have two daughters, Aviva and Ora.

Visit to read some of DY’s previous articles or his latest blog post.

To get in contact with DY please email

Service Times

Friday night: 6:30pm
Shabbat morning: 9:15am
Sunday: 9:00am

Rosh Chodesh:

7:15am weekdays
followed by breakfast
or 8:45am Sundays

Minyan Chadash:

9:45am monthly
See calendar.

Candle lighting based on 18 minutes before sundown; Havdalah based on 8.5 degrees below horizon (Shitat HaG'onim).

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New London Synagogue
33 Abbey Road

Tel: 020 7328 1026

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