CONNECTIONS 2017

Haim Casas

Student Rabbi, Leo Baeck College
Haim Casas

Haim Casas originates from Cordoba, Spain and is currently finishing his rabbinic training at Leo Baeck College in London. After graduating from the Law School of the University of Seville, he committed himself to reviving Jewish life in his home country of Spain. He started in 2005 with a Spanish couple, who shared the passion for Sephardic Judaism through Casa de Sefarad, the Jewish museum of Cordoba. Meanwhile, along with other Jewish leaders, he started Beit Rambam, the first Progressive congregation in the southern region of Spain. In 2010 he opened Casa Mazal, a Cultural Café devoted to Sephardic gastronomy. He is also working at Keren Or in Lyon (France) and Atid in Barcelona (Spain) as part of his 5th year placement. His dream is to promote Jewish spaces that are inclusive and diverse, as well as to preserve and promote Spanish Jewish heritage.