Rabbi to go

July 15, 2010

Childwall Synagogue rabbi Lionel Cofnas has announced his retirement after 30 years in the Merseyside pulpit.

He plans to move to Manchester next summer after standing down and eventually to make aliyah.

"When I came to the community, the shul was packed," he said. However, the situation had changed dramatically as "many young people have moved away".

Last updated: 12:15pm, July 15 2010