Chaim H. Schimmel is a musmach as well as a law graduate. He has practiced law in the city of London for many years and has been concerned with Jewish education throughout his adult life. He was chairman of the London Yeshiva Etz Chaim, of the Choveve Torah organization (jointly with Prof. Cyril Domb, F.R.S.), and of the Yeshiva stream of Hasmonean School. He was the founder and Rosh Kollel of the Golders Green Kollel Ba’alei Batim – at the time a novel concept, in which professionals and businessmen devote part of the morning to Talmud studies.
In 2015 he and his wife Anna made Aliyah to Israel and settled in Katamon, Jerusalem. In 2017 he founded The Katamon Kollel and Beit Midrash – Yad Binyamin, where over one hundred working ba’alei batim and students of all ages and affiliations, both Charedi and Dati Leumi, spend some hours daily in the study of Torha. He co-edited Encounter: Essays on Torah and Modern Life.