Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE was educated at Newnham College Cambridge and Leo Baeck College, London. She has been Senior Rabbi at West London Synagogue since 2011.
She was President of Liberal Judaism until spring 2011, when she joined West London Synagogue. She chaired Camden and Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust from 1993–1997, was Chief Executive of the King’s Fund from 1997- 2004, Chancellor of the University of Ulster 1994-2000 and Bloomberg Professor of Divinity at Harvard University in 2006. She has been a Trustee of the British Council, Jewish Care, and New Philanthropy Capital, was a Trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation, and is a founding trustee of the Schwab Charitable Trust, in memory of her parents.
She became a life peer in 2004 (as a Liberal Democrat, but is now a Cross Bencher) and she chaired the Commission on the Future of Volunteering from 2006-2008, followed by being Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Champion for Volunteering from 2007-2009. She was chair of One Housing Group and she chaired the Advisory Panel on Judicial Diversity for Lord Chancellor Jack Straw, working across the political parties, and finally reporting to the then new Lord Chancellor, Ken Clarke, from 2009-2010. She reviewed the Liverpool Care Pathway for Dying Patients, the report of which was published in 2013.