Joanna Benarroch is Chief Executive of The Rabbi Sacks Legacy.
She has been involved in the Jewish community for over 25 years, working with many communal organisations, synagogue bodies, community professionals and individuals and is a qualified accountant.
Joanna joined the Office of the Chief Rabbi in 1997, and worked for Rabbi Sacks for 24 years. As Executive Director, Joanna had responsibility for running a very busy public office with multi-faceted roles, managing a wonderful team and supporting Rabbi Sacks in his day-to-day activities. When Rabbi Sacks stepped down as Chief Rabbi in 2013, Joanna transitioned to jointly run his private office.
Since Rabbi Sacks’ passing in November 2020, Joanna established the Rabbi Sacks Legacy to perpetuate Rabbi Sacks’ values and teachings.
Joanna is a Trustee of Jewish Futures and Jewish Women’s Aid. She is married with four children and two grandchildren.