Rabbi Sandra Kviat – who was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark – became Crouch End Chavurah's Rabbi in July 2011.
Sandra says: “I’m delighted to now be a full part of the Crouch End Chavurah – I love the community and I love the area. We have a wide variety of different religious services, but I’m also looking forward to the ‘everyday Judaism’ events we put on here such as camping trips, social action projects and communal meals. I may have been born in Copenhagen, but it’s Crouch End that now feels like home.”
Thirty-one-year-old Sandra, who has lived in England for most of the last 10 years, was ordained as a Rabbi at the start of July after completing five years of study at Leo Baeck College. Sandra has a BA in History of Religion from the University of Copenhagen and a BA in Sociology from Sussex University.
Sandra is not only the chavurah's first Rabbi but also Scandanavia's
first female Rabbi and she continues to work with the Progressive Jewish community
Shir Hatzafon in Copenhagen.
As well as her work with the Crouch End Chavurah, Sandra is also employed by Liberal Judaism’s head office, which is based in central London. Her role involves advising on the educational content of national and local projects and responding to enquiries from members on a range of religious and life cycle issues.