Meet our Executive

Phil Landes


Phil’s links to Holy Law date back generations – his great-great-grandfather Rabbi Yehudah Leib Kofnas was a founder member and led services and the reading of the Torah.

Phil and his wife Rachel were married at Holy Law by Rabbi Chazan. They love the shul’s atmosphere and appreciate the depth of Torah learning that Rabbi Chazan brings, ably supported by Rabbi Rickman.

Rachel’s parents Stuart and Phyllis Leventhall are long-standing members.

Dovid Halpern


Chaim Haffner

Hon Secs.

Jonny Dolties

Vice President

Jonny and his family moved to Manchester in 2013 and joined Holy Law shortly afterwards.

He and his wife Yocheved are passionate about the shul and its community, and are keen to play a central role in helping Holy Law to grow further.

Jonny studied at yeshivas in Gateshead and Israel, and he and Yocheved previously spent two years as communal directors at a central London shul.

Simmy Goldmeier


Simmy joined the shul when he moved to Manchester in 2008, although his wife Naomi and her family have been members for many decades.

Indeed, Simmy and Naomi’s children are now fourth generation Holy Law members.

Simmy first joined the executive in 2010 as Honorary Secretary, then served as warden for three years from 2013.

He re-joined the executive team in 2021 as Honorary Secretary to help continue to strengthen the shul and community.

Nussi Hopstein

Hon Secs