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Keynote address to Liverpool Holocaust Memorial Day 2019
With the Late Rabbi Lord Sacks on his visit to Hong Kong in 2009

Rabbi Dr Martin van den Bergh

Welcome to my website in which I share thoughts and ideas stemming from my experiences as an Orthodox Rabbi, and having served five communities around the world. I have also specialised in personal spiritual and pastoral care having been the Senior Chaplain for the Jewish community in Greater London. This led me to gain an MA in healthcare chaplaincy at Leeds University and a PhD in patient-centred spiritual care from a Jewish perspective from Leeds Beckett University. 


I had the great privilege of knowing the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and represented him on many occasions including meeting Her Majesty the Queen and attending government meetings, including  receptions at No 10 and 11 Downing Street.


I take a great interest in many areas including:

  • Pastoral care issues

  • Healthcare spirituality

  • Individuals developing their own interest in their Jewish heritage

  • Developing communities

  • Initiating and building new projects

  • Israel Advocacy

  • Multi-Faith issues

  • Community and personal conflict resolution. 

I have helped a number of communities through crises and especially helped them regain their confidence and strength to enable them to serve their members and visitors alike.

I am happy to be a scholar-in-residence, a speaker in your community; advise your community and provide pastoral-spiritual care training; and offer confidential counselling, in person or via ZOOM.

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