The United Synagogue’s President has been re-elected for a second term at the helm of the organisation.
Michael Goldstein was unopposed in his bid to lead the Orthodox synagogue movement, for which he will serve another four year term.
The decision was made at the United Synagogue’s Council meeting this week, where Maxwell Nisner was also re-elected as treasurer, as-well-as Fleurise Lewis and Saul Taylor, both re-elected as Trustees. Claire Lemer stepped down after two four-year terms as a Trustee, and is replaced by Rachel Hartog, who served a total of 7 seven years on the council of Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue, and 6 years on the US council.
Steven Wilson, the United Synagogue’s Chief Executive, said: “We congratulate and welcome back Michael, Maxwell, Fleurise and Saul on their appointment to serve a second term. We also give a warm welcome to Rachel as she joins our Trustee board and we look forward to benefiting from her experience. Please join me in wishing them all Mazal Tov and thanking them for their ongoing commitment to the United Synagogue. We thank Claire for her eight years of outstanding service and look forward to finding ways the organisation can continue to benefit from her wisdom.”
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