Elstree to add a rabbi
Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue is to appoint an associate rabbi to extend religious, educational and pastoral services to the growing community of 1,300 families.
Shul chair Anthony Arnold said the appointment was “something that has long been needed and is essential to the continued growth, support and development of our members”. It was “an opportunity to build a rabbinic team of diverse personalities and talents that in combination will be twice as effective”.
The board’s decision and its implications for the congregation will be explained to members at an open meeting next Wednesday evening. In a letter, Mr Arnold explained that because of savings in the shul’s administration, the appointment would not require an increase in members’ fees.