Simon Lawrence is Director of Jewish Studies at Carmel School, Perth, Western Australia, where he was formerly Youth Director and Assistant to the Rabbi at the Perth Hebrew Congregation. British-born, he studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar, returning to London to study Jewish Studies at Jews’ College. Simon made aliyah in 1997, studied Special Education at David Yellin College and taught at Keren Ohr and Chavat HaNoar HaTzioni. He moved to Perth in 2007, where he completed a Master’s in Special Education. He and wife, Judith, have two children.