Rabbi Sam Fromson grew up in Hampstead Garden Suburb and attended North West London Jewish Day School and City of London School for Boys. He spent two years learning in Yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem before reading Natural Sciences at Queens’ College, Cambridge. During his time at university he kept up his sporting interests playing water-polo and squash, whilst also training with the triathlon club and trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to keep pace with the cross country team.
As a student Rabbi Fromson was involved in a number of Jewish education programmes including Birthright UK, Pathways, FJL and JLE. Whilst taking a group of JFS 6th formers to Poland he met Hadassah. They married during their final year of studies and lived together in Cambridge, before moving to Jerusalem to pursue further Jewish learning.
Rabbi Fromson studied for semicha in the Yeshiva University Israel Kollel and received ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg in 2013. He has since substantially completed the YU semicha programme and runs yulife, a new insurance and technology company that rewards health.
Rebbetzin Hadassah Fromson was born in Israel and raised in Gibraltar. She left Gibraltar as a teenager when her family moved to London and completed her A-Levels at Hasmonean. Hadassah spent a year learning in Michlala College for Women in Jerusalem and then returned to London to read psychology at UCL.
Whilst studying for her degree, Hadassah also worked for the Genesis Leadership and Learning program. As head madricha, she led trips for university students and young professionals to Poland, Israel, USA and Ukraine and helped organise shabbatonim and campus programmes across the UK.
After marrying Sam and moving to Israel Hadassah studied in Matan, the foremost women’s beit midrash in Israel, and she is a graduate of their Ayanot programme. Hadassah is certified to teach brides in preparation for marriage, has completed a masters in Counselling Psychology and is half way through a doctorate (DPsych) in the same field.
They have 2 children: Arielle and Nadavya.
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