New US leadership
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Colourful Mill Hill minister Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet is the new chair of the Rabbinical Council of the United Synagogue. Elstree and Borehamwood’s Rabbi Naftali Brawer and Hampstead’s Rabbi Michael Harris are vice-chairmen, Pinner’s Rabbi Yaakov Grunewald is treasurer and Kenton’s Rabbi Yehuda Black is secretary.
Rabbi Schochet said the leadership reflected the younger generation of rabbis, adding: “Our goal is to raise the profile of the RCUS and the US rabbinate. We believe that the rabbinate, alongside the Chief Rabbi and the London Beth Din, should help shape the character of the United Synagogue.”