By Simon Rocker, February 18, 2011
The Movement for Reform Judaism has appointed public relations consultant Ben Rich to be its next chief executive.
He will succeed executive director Rabbi Shoshana Boyd-Gelfand full-time in May, although he will begin working with her next month to ensure a smooth transition.
Mr Rich, 44, is already familiar with the movement, having acted as its PR adviser on projects such as the launch of the Reform siddur three years ago.
His communal experience also includes work for the Jewish Community Secondary School and Mitzvah Day.