Chairman and Warden

Menahem Briskman

Menahem was born in Israel and moved to UK at the age of 16. He graduated in Aeronautics at London University, followed by Masters in Business Administration.

Over the years he held a number of senior posts in Product Research and Development with a number of well known manufacturers.

After reaching retirement age he continued work as a training manager for a number of years before finally retiring in 2016.

He is married to Helene and lives in Ruislip. He has been a member of the Synagogue for more than 20 years. During that time he was involved in a number of projects including community development and improvements to the building, and was at one time a member of the Board of Management. He has been the Chairman and a warden since 2012.


Huw Davis

Huw was born in Ruislip and has been a member of the Shul over 55 years. He now lives in Northwood.

He became Warden of the Synagogue in 2016.

He has been involved with the Synagogue his entire life and although he extensively travels the world on business. Ruislip Synagogue is still counted as his real home on a Shabbat.

Huw has been married over 30 years to Michelle and they were married at Ruislip Synagogue.

He has two children who both had their bat and bar mitzvahs at the Synagogue.

Financial Representative

David L Koten

He was born in NW London and has lived there ever since. He is happily retired.  

He has been married to Liz for 50 years and they have three children, two girls and a boy. The two girls have given them four grandchildren, two boys and two girls. 
They are both founder members of B’nai B’rith Yad B’Yad Lodge, which was started 29 years ago. During that time he has been the Treasurer several times and a past President. 
They joined Ruislip Synagogue in 2000 from Pinner. Because of his previous experience, he was elected Financial Representative in 2014.


Michelle Davis

Board of Management

The Board consists of the Rabbi, Honorary Officers and the following members:

  • Roy Abrahams
  • Andrea Batsman
  • Helene Briskman
  • Doreen Davis
  • Michelle Davis
  • Angela Feuer
  • Barbara Hutchinson
  • David Levy
  • David McCallum
  • Sylvia McCallum
  • Alan Rosenstein

Assistant Wardens

  • Jeff Batsman
  • Gerald Hanstead