TAL was founded by Rabbi Jonathan Tawil with the idea of uniting the community and catering for our youth. At TAL we are not waiting for the future – we are creating the future! TAL is an Exciting new Jewish organisation with a vision of enhancing the lives of young professionals and Jewish youth. We are open to all those of Jewish background, with a specific concentration on the Sephardic community. We work closely with all communities ensuring that our youth have a sense of pride in our synagogues, as well as a new exciting environment to flourish in. Since inception, TAL has seen astronomical growth and has flourished: We have established a dynamic calendar of events to bring the community together and engage with our youth. Torah + Action = Life
On the Torah side, TAL has produced an innovative Parasha Sheet with contributions from all the Communal Rabbi’s and leaders. The Parasha Sheet is distributed throughout London and the UK to over 25 synagogues and is enjoyed by thousands. We have set up a Chavruta night where people from all backgrounds can come and learn in a fantastic atmosphere. And we have organised weekly Shiurim around the community.
On the Action side, TAL has successfully organised many Awesome Themed Shabbatons with attendance of over 200 people at each Shabbaton. TAL creates an inspiring atmosphere coupled with a great social which enables participants to meet and develop relationships with youth from the wider community. Recently TAL organised a sensational International Weekend with attendance of over 400 Young Professionals. Other activities include: singles events, trips abroad, paintballing, go-carting, cooking classes, Melava Malka’s, Chanuka & Purim Parties.
Meet The Team
Rabbi Jonathan Tawil – Director
Director Jonathan Tawil holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. He headed the Jewish Society at LSE and spearheaded the first ever succah and megila reading in the university. He organised events involving the Chief Rabbi and Israeli Ambasador as well as other renowned personalities. He is a dynamic speaker that has invested in the youth of London for over a decade. He officiates at Hampstead Gardens Suburb Sephardi Minyan and has studied for many years under the former Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu ztsl. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge of Torah coupled together with his great connection with the youth and understanding of our communal requirements.
Simy Vaz Mouyal – Events Manager
After graduating with her degree in Events Management, Simy’s keen interest in TAL and their mission of inspiring, connecting and uniting the Jewish students led her to joining the team. Along with organising the network of events and lectures, she specifically enjoys the aspect of creating events that give back to the community.
Raya Tawil – Events Coordinator
Born in Israel and raised in Panama, Raya brings with her charisma a wealth of knowledge and a feeling of excitement around her. She is very popular amongst the girls and has organised weekly and monthly learning for girls and ladies around London.
TAL 1923 Committee
Rafi Yamin Joseph
Noemi Malka Bamberger
TAL Young Professionals Committee
Guila Vaz Mouyal
Message For Torah Action Life From The Former Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks
I wish the TAL organisation, led by Rabbi Tawil, hatzlacha rabba for your international Shabbaton in London. Creating a vibrant Jewish community both in the UK and around the world that makes space for everyone from across the religious and political spectrum is so vitally important. We must develop a Judaism unafraid to engage with the world, one that is inspires young people to not only connect with their Jewish roots but to play an active role in wider society as well. This is what TAL is doing so successfully. Kol Hakavod! With blessings and all good wishes Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks Cheshvan 5772/November 2011