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Debbie Young-Somers

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When I finished University I worked as a University Students Educational Fieldworker, and then Youth and PR officer for the Council of Christians and Jews. I have been the Chair of the International Council of Christians and Jews Young Leadership Council, and have been involved in interfaith dialogue for many years. I was a Rabbinic student when I began working on AFAN and most of my essays were written when I was a student, but I was ordained in July 2009 and I am currently associate Rabbi at West London Synagogue. I am a committed Progressive Jew, married to a practising Orthodox Jew, and with my own limitations and prejudices I try to be as open as possible to all experiences, but will only ever be able to speak for myself.
Academic achievements
Ba Religious Studies (1st Class Hons)Lancaster University. Buber Fellow at Paidea- The European Centre for Jewish Studies in Stockholm. Advanced Diploma in Jewish Education - Leo Baeck College. Ba and Ma in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Leo Baeck College Ba in Hebrew and Jewish studies (2:1) Leo Baeck College. Currently working on my Ma in Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
Personal quote
I don't think any of us have got it right - we're all trying to do the best we can to understand the world in the way that suits us best.