Yom Sheini, 18 Av 5779
Monday, 19 August 2019
Dublin appoints rabbi emeritus

Rabbi Dr Charles H Middleburgh has been appointed as the rabbi emeritus, and interim congregational rabbi, at Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation (DJPC).

As rabbi emeritus, Charles will always be available to DJPC for spiritual and religious guidance and to offer rabbinic support in times of need. He will also fill the position of interim congregational rabbi for a period of 18-20 months from September 1, leading services on a regular basis, playing a central role in both adult and youth education and helping the community address its long-term rabbinic requirements. 

Dublin Chair David White said: “Charles has built a deep and enduring relationship with the members of DJPC over the last 15 years, the first 10 of which he was our congregational rabbi. Charles and his wife Gilly will be with us in Dublin for the High Holy Days and we plan to celebrate with a formal inauguration in due course.

“Our thanks have also been made to Rabbi Dr Andrew and Sharon Goldstein for their wonderful contribution to DJPC over the last six years. We look forward to welcoming them back during the next year to help us celebrate our 70th anniversary and to thank them more comprehensively.”