The London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS) recently held a special free event, at South Hampstead Synagogue featuring Rabbi Meni-Israel, the son of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz was an inspiring teacher, original philosopher and brilliant critic. His translations of the Talmud have revolutionised traditional Jewish study and his commentaries on the Tanach, Mishnah, Mishneh Torah and Tanya are making these works accessible to a whole new generation.

His son, Rabbi Meni Even-Israel was in conversation with LSJS’ Dean, Rabbi Dr Zarum, discussing the story behind the man and his distinctive outlook. The in-person and online event was at South Hampstead Synagogue, with a reception for those attending in-person.

“We are thrilled that our event with LSJS was such a tremendous success, giving us the opportunity to illuminate Rabbi Steinsaltz’s profound vision and agenda and reigniting his enduring connection with the UK’s Jewish community—a place he cherished and visited frequently,” said Rabbi Meni Even-Israel.

Rabbi Even-Israel spoke of how Rabbi Steinsaltz’s powerful message, ‘Let my people know’ underscores the critical importance of making Jewish texts accessible to everyone and how his aspiration was for each individual to take personal ownership of this sacred knowledge; ensuring it remains a cherished collective treasure. He said that in just two minutes a day, we can embrace something profoundly meaningful—something to reflect upon, something to inspire and motivate you throughout your day.

“As the Executive Director and CEO of the Steinsaltz Center, and as Rabbi Steinsaltz’s son, I am deeply honoured to carry forward his mission. This sacred responsibility propels me to ensure that his vision of spreading Jewish wisdom and knowledge continues to flourish. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who attended and supported this significant event; together, we will keep Rabbi Steinsaltz’s legacy alive and thriving.”

“This event is just one example of the impressive events and classes we offer, with a variety of partners from across the Jewish world, and we are so honoured to work with such an esteemed organization as the Steinsaltz Center to promote the groundbreaking work of Rabbi Steinsaltz“, said Joanne Greenaway, Chief Executive of LSJS.

If you missed this event, you can access the recording for free at the LSJS shop available at, where you can also find details on all the up coming tours, courses and classes