By Cathy Forman, March 29, 2012
Newcastle Reform's Rabbi Barbara Borts has resigned because she "wants to move on".
Rabbi Borts has given six months' notice to the 150-member congregation she has served on a part-time basis since 2008.
"I have had a good time here," she said. "They are a great bunch of people. If they need help I will continue to help them. I am not leaving them in the lurch."