Reduction time at Sale
Cash-strapped Sale and District Hebrew Congregation has appointed a part-time minister to replace full-time rabbi, Aaron Lipsey, who has moved to Newcastle.
The south Manchester synagogue, which has a declining membership of 70 families, has taken on Natan Fagleman, who will conduct Shabbat and Yomtov services and take on pastoral responsibilities.
A 27-year-old religions and theology student at Manchester University, Mr Fagleman has recently been a guest chazan in Harrogate, Southport and Birmingham.
Sale president Gary Wallman said he was "very sorry to see Rabbi Lipsey go, but we couldn't afford to pay him".