Huw Davis

Huw has been a member of Ruislip Synagogue for over 60 years, brought up in Ruislip, bar mitzvahed and married at the Shul. Although he has travelled the world with his business and lived fulltime for seven years in Singapore, Ruislip has always been his “home Shul”. He is honoured to be the Chair and help members in engaging with the Shul, both in religiously, as well as social events.

Apart from being the Chair, Huw still runs his own data strategy and analytics business in the UK and Asia. He also educates University students in the art and science of data at the French University, INSEEC and lectures at the Institute of Data and Marketing in London.

His hobbies include theatre, bridge, cooking for family and friends and chairobics, which entails sitting on the sofa watching other people playing sports on the TV and criticising their efforts without actually knowing the sport’s rules.


Vice Chair

Suzanne Benson

Suzanne was born in Dublin, Ireland. She and husband Martin moved to London in 1985. She graduated in Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, followed by an MSc in Biochemistry. After a career in scientific research and administration, Suzanne worked in scientific and interim management recruitment. She joined Ruislip Synagogue in 2015 with Martin following shortly afterwards. She is a keen rambler and gardener, growing a variety of fruit and vegetables in their garden.

Financial Representative

Michelle Davis

Michelle has been a member of the Synagogue since 1984 when she was married at Ruislip, she originally was a member of Ealing Synagogue. She has been involved with the Synagogue throughout the last 30+ years. Michelle was the past Ladies Guild Chairman in the 1980s and for eight years was Synagogue Administrator. She now works for the London Borough of Hillingdon in the School Music Service division.

Michelle is also a Governor at Warrender School, Ruislip.

Dina Myers


  • Jeff Batsman

Synagogue Council

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

  • Roy Abrahams
  • Jacqui Agasee
  • Andrea Batsman
  • Martin Benson
  • Judith Bloom
  • Helene Briskman
  • Menahem Briskman
  • Barbara Hutchinson
  • David Levy
  • Alan Rosenstein