Rabbi Eli Birnbaum

Aish Educator

Eli grew up in Borehamwood and Edgware, and attended Hasmonean High School. Folllowing his A-levels, Eli moved to Israel where he studied in Talmudic College for 6 years before attaining Rabbinic Ordination after 2 years in the Jerusalem Kollel.

During this time, Eli completed a BSc in Criminology & Social Psychology. Together with his wife Naomi, Eli moved back to London to take up a position in the JLE’s campus department, where he set up the infrastructure for regular Lunch & Learns across London’s major campuses, as well as creating the ‘Genesis+’ program, aimed at older students and post-graduates.

Following this, Eli returned to Hasmonean where he was a teacher of Jewish Studies for a year. He now works as an Aish educator, primarily focused on the burgeoning Young Professional demographic.

Eli is a lifelong Spurs fan and an avid reader, citing his favourite book as ‘Legends of Our Time’ by Elie Weisel.


Eli and Naomi now live in Golders Green and have 3 adorable children.