Silverman is high on the Radlett Rayder

By Jessica Ware, July 31, 2008

A former Immanuel College head girl is the new head of Radlett Synagogue's 175-pupil cheder, Rayder.

Leah Silverman, 25, replaces Suzy Jaeger, who will be taking up a post with the nursery at Edgware Jewish Primary School. Mrs Jaeger has been with Rayder for seven of its nine years, serving as head for the last three.

She was presented with a silver seder plate at a ceremony on the last day of term attended by pupils and community leaders including Rabbi Ariel Abel.

Ms Silverman, from Hendon, teaches English at JFS and has also worked at the Borehamwood and Western Marble Arch cheders. Although she does not take up her new role until September, she has been working with Mrs Jaeger to familiarise herself with the job.

"The whole community is looking forward to Leah's arrival," said Rayder chair Adam Tarsh. "We are confident that she will build on the achievements of her predecessor."

Last updated: 2:12pm, July 31 2008