Vanishing rabbis


By Simon Rocker
March 25, 2010
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As we report in our Community section in this week's issue, another United Synagogue pulpit is about to become vacant.

Belmont's Rabbi Daniel Roselaar is leaving his full-time post for a part-time role at the United's new Alei Tzion community in Hendon.

Belmont now joins Shenley, Hampstead Garden Suburb and Radlett in the search for a new rabbi.

I can't remember such a cluster of vacancies occurring that have not been caused by retirement.

So what is going on? Are congregations getting harder to please? Or rabbis becoming more picky about their congregants?

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