Yom Shlishi, 16 Iyyar 5779
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Liberal Jewish Synagogue appoints two new rabbis

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS), Liberal Judaism’s largest and oldest community, has appointed two new rabbis.

Rabbis Rachel Benjamin and Rene Pfertzel have joined the rabbinic team at the LJS, which is led by Senior Rabbi Alexandra Wright.

They will both be working at the LJS part-time (50%) and will fill Rabbi Neil Janes' current role. He is leaving the LJS after three and a half years to take up a new post at the West London Synagogue.

Senior Rabbi Alexandra Wright said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Rabbi Rachel Benjamin and Rabbi Rabbi Pfertzel to work as part of our rabbinic, educational, musical and pastoral team at the LJS.

“They bring outstanding skills in teaching, working with people of all ages and spiritual leadership and I look forward to working with them for the good of a community that has so much to offer its members.

“I would also like to thank Rabbi Neil Janes, who has contributed immeasurably to the life of the LJS. We wish him well in his new post at West London Synagogue and hope to continue a good working relationship with our neighbouring community.”