Trainee ministers intern for Shavuot

A Shavuot intern programme is giving United Synagogue trainee ministers first-hand experience of the life of a community rabbi.

Under the scheme, Ben Kurzer has been assigned to Belmont, Elchonon Feldman to Borehamwood and Binny Fogelgarn to Edgware.

After spending Shavuot in their designated communities, their week ends on Sunday with a brunch with Dayan Yonason Abraham.

Rabbi Andrew Shaw, US director of living and learning, said the scheme gives interns "the opportunity to see what the job entails and experience our shuls first-hand, while also giving the shuls a valuable extra resource to use during Shavuot".

    Last updated: 2:38pm, May 25 2011