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Lisa Olins

Lisa has lived in Pinner since November 1990 when she emigrated from the ‘Far East’ (Ilford) after marrying Andrew (who was born and brought up in Stanmore). Soon joined by two sons, Dominic and Toby, Lisa first became involved in our community when the boys joined the children’s services, cheder, cubs, scouts, BA, BBYO and so on. Lisa joined the Education Committee which supported the running of the cheder and has since served on the shul board and as a governor of Pinner Jewish Kindergarten.

In 2017 Lisa joined the Exec for the first time as vice-chair and, also, took up the then new role of Women’s Officer in May 2019. She has been chairman since May 2021, and whilst a challenging role, is always proud to say: “I am The Chair of Pinner!’

In another world, Lisa is a community pharmacist, currently managing a lovely pharmacy in Shenley, as well as representing community pharmacists in the local Primary Care Network, and volunteering as a Covid vaccinator. In her spare time (when she can find some) she loves to read, go to the theatre, cook, eat and socialise.

E: chair@pinnershul.org

Edna Terret

Edna and her husband Norman have lived in Pinner since 1983. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren, who unfortunately all live abroad.

Edna first became involved in the shul in 1988 when she became Chairman of the shul nursery (Gan Pinah) and served for 2 years. From 1990-1992, she was Director of Youth & Community and was responsible for introducing the annual Yom HaShoah event, a Young Married’s group and the Tea-Time Club.

She served on the shul board from 2009 for 12 years where she was responsible for various different portfolios, including fundraising, Kumsitz events, house committee and supervising the caretaking team. After a two-year break, she has come back as Vice Chairman full of ideas and enthusiasm.

For more than 40 years, Edna was involved at many levels of JLGB finally retiring in 2017.

She now spends her spare time playing bridge!

E: edna.terret@pinnershul.org

Dee Beth

Dee grew up in Cricklewood and attended WalmLane shul. She married Mervyn in 1973 and moved to Kenton. Dee went to school in Harrow and always wanted to live in Pinner – in 1987 her dream came true when they moved and joined Pinner Shul

Dee and Mervyn are blessed to have three sons, three daughters in law and six grandchildren, four girls and two boys. Dee and Mervyn have been on the rota for running services at The Princess Alexandra Home (now Anita Dorfman) for about nine years – Dee has also been in the Girl Guide movement for 52 years in various roles.

Dee is a qualified accountant and has run her own company since 1986 and she also now offers her services and knowledge as an external Finance Director. Her hobbies include cooking, entertaining, theatre, ballet, travel and reading.

E: fr@pinnershul.org

Martin Grossman

Martin and Penny came to Pinner in 1984 and rapidly became very active within the community.

Currently in his fourth period in office as a Warden, Martin has been a Shul Council/Board Member for much of the intervening period. He loves the friendliness, absence of cliques and egalitarian ethos of the Community.

Martin is proud to have helped create an Executive Team including women to manage the Community, years ahead of such arrangements being sanctioned by the United Synagogue.

Professionally an electronics engineer, having held a variety of commercial roles in the electronics and communications markets, he currently helps companies to gain certification to ISO Management Standards.

E: warden@pinnershul.org

Penny Grossman

Penny grew up south of the river and lived in Cheam Surrey where she was involved in the Sutton Community from an early age, teaching at the Hebrew Classes.

When Martin and Penny moved to Pinner in 1984 with two small daughters, Penny was soon involved with the Pinner Hebrew Classes, eventually becoming Junior Headteacher and subsequently overall Headteacher.  She has served on the Board of Management/Shul Council on several occasions and was also Chair of Governors of PJK for a short time.

As Women’s Officer she would like to increase engagement of all women of all ages in the Pinner Community.

Penny is still working, primarily acting as the Practice Manager for a medical consultant. She loves to spend time with her grandchildren.  She enjoys entertaining, ballet and the arts and still manages to participate in a ballet class weekly.

E: wo@pinnershul.org

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