executive team

The GGS executive works closely with the rabbinic and office teams to maintain excellent provision across the community


David Vaughan

Having been brought up in Belgium, David joined Golders Green Synagogue in 2010.  He is married to Samantha and together they have two children, Jemima and Nathaniel.  After being part of its founding team, he served as chair of governors of Rimon for a period of 6 years.  In his professional career, he is a commercial litigation partner at Collyer Bristow. 


Vice Chair

Julia Chain

After a long career in the law, and business, in 2021, Julia was appointed chair of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority.  Julia recently stepped down after more than 8 years as Deputy Chair of Norwood and is currently Chair of Sadeh and also Chair of the Human Dignity Trust.  Julia was also a founder governor of Rimon Jewish Primary School. 

Financial Representative

Adam Berlin

Adam moved to Golders Green in 2008. His wife Andrea is originally from Pittsburgh in the US. They have three children Alyssa, Seth and Sienna. Adam joined the shul executive in 2017 and has been the financial representative since 2019. He works as a financial analyst for UBS.

Also on the Executive Team

Women Officers

Dina Kaufman and Caroline Levey.


Moishe Engel and Gabriel Vaisbrot.

Women's Officer

 Dina Kaufman

 Dina was raised in Golders Green and worked here for many years as a GP.

She is married to Rob and has three grown up children.  She attended “Munks” as a child and escaped to Dunstan Road about 25 years ago.

Women's Officer

Caroline Levey

Caroline is a 3rd generation GGS member and 2nd generation honorary officer – her father, Asher Blau, was financial representative in the 1970s. Caroline is the manager of a successful educational psychology practice, loving mother and grandmother. 


Moishe Engel

Moishe is 55 years a Golders Greener. Previously at Pardes House, Hasmonean & Sassov and now circa 15 years at Golders Green Synagogue. Moishe is involved in commercial property, and is a recovering Ex-Chassid. 


Gabriel Vaisbrot

Gabriel came to the UK from Paris over 15 years ago. Gabriel is a software engineer and he lives in Golders Green with his wife Aura and their 4 children.