Rabbi Shlomo Kimche was born in London, & in 1969 made Aliyah with his family to Haifa. After completing Yeshiva High School at Kibbutz Shalvim & Yeshivat Hesder Bnei Akiva HaKotel, Rabbi Kimche served during the first Lebanon War (1982) in a tanks division. In 1984, upon completion of his studies & active army service, Rabbi Kimche went on to attend the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he earned degrees in Educational Management & Philosophy.
He worked in the Jewish Agency’s Youth & Hechalutz Dept. as Director of Shabbat Programs for English speaking youth groups visiting Israel. In 1987 Rabbi Kimche went to Kollel to do his Semicha & Senior Education Diploma at Yeshivat Shalvim, where he also ran the Overseas Program. In 1990 he went on a three-year Shlichut & served as College Rabbi in Mount Scopus College in Melbourne, Australia, one of the largest Jewish Day Schools in the world.
Rav Shlomo Kimche will spend Shabbat in Central London with Central Synagogue, New West End Synagogue and Western Marble Arch Synagogue.