Baroness Neuberger DBE was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge and Leo Baeck College, London. She became a rabbi in 1977, and served the South London Liberal Synagogue for twelve years, before going to the King’s Fund as a Visiting Fellow. She was at Harvard Medical School in 1991-1992, Chairman of Camden & Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust from 1993 until 1997 and then Chief Executive of the King’s Fund, an independent health charity until 2004.
She chaired the independent Commission on the Future of Volunteering from 2006 – 2008, is President of Liberal Judaism, and was the Prime Minister’s Champion for Volunteering from 2007 until June 2009.
She was created a Life Peer in June 2004 (Liberal Democrat) and was Bloomberg Professor of Divinity at Harvard University for the Spring Semester 2006. In March 2011 she was appointed Senior Rabbi of the West London Synagogue.
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