Israeli expert Ilan Frydman was flown over by Bnei Akiva for a training day for more than 150 madrichim from Finchley, Edgware, Borehamwood, Southgate and Birmingham.
BA's Deborah Blank said: "It's really incredible the significant improvements we have already noticed from this investment in the future leaders of Anglo-Jewry." A Shabbaton in Bushey was organised to train local leaders.
Rabbi Neil Janes is joining the ministerial team at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood.
LJS senior rabbi Alexandra Wright ordained him at Leo Baeck College in 2006 and he served Finchley Progressive Synagoue before moving to Israel to study for a PhD in Jewish thought, which he will continue in the UK.
Finchley Reform member Debra Brunner power-walked four marathons in London and Belarus to raise more than £3,000 for its twin Belarus community, Polotsk Etrog.
Ms Brunner began the challenge by completing three marathons in three days in the capital, joined on the final walk by fellow FRS congregants Julius Judah, Jake Brunner, Charlie Sassienie, Bett Demby and Holly Weiss.