Businessman Jonathan Goldstein appointed to help run Chief Rabbi’s fundraising


The Chief Rabbi has appointed Jonathan Goldstein as the new chairman of the Chief Rabbinate Trust, overseeing planning and fundraising efforts.

A member of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, Mr Goldstein is a former vice-chairman of Jewish Care who oversaw the redevelopment of the King Solomon High and Ilford Jewish Primary Schools campus on behalf of the Jewish Leadership Council. He is currently chief executive of private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises as well as chairman of the Partnership for Jewish Schools (PaJeS).

He said: “I am honoured to have been asked by the Chief Rabbi to be the chairman of his Trust. The Chief has made an outstanding impact in his first two years in the role and I look forward to supporting him his future endeavours.”

Taking over from Peter Sheldon who held the position under Lord Sacks, Mr Goldstein will provide strategic guidance to the Chief Rabbi’s office and assist with fundraising efforts to support the Chief Rabbi’s existing projects such as the Centre for Rabbinic Excellence and Shabbat UK.

He will also support projects currently in the planning stages. Following the recent appointment of Dan Bacall as director of external aAffairs, the Chief Rabbi’s office plans to be more active in areas of interfaith and social responsibility.

The Chief Rabbi said: “I am absolutely delighted that Jonathan Goldstein has agreed to support our work. His reputation as an accomplished businessman, a proud member of the United Synagogue and outstanding community leader goes before him and I very much look forward to working with him on our exciting plans.”

Mr Goldstein will meet Rabbi Mirvis in Mumbai during the Chief Rabbi’s visit to India later this month .

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