Wanstead synagogue appoints new rabbi

Rabbi Tali Artman-Partock, who takes over Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue in August

Rabbi Tali Artman-Partock, who takes over at Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue in August - Credit:  Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue

A synagogue in Wanstead has appointed a new Rabbi. 

Dr Tali Artman-Partock will succeed Rabbi Larry Becker at Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue in August. 

Dr Artman-Partock, who takes over at the synagogue in its 40th year, was born in Israel and obtained a PhD in Rabbinic Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

She moved to England in 2014 to lecture at Cambridge University’s Faculty of Divinity and was ordained as a rabbi in July. 

She said: "Judaism has always had a big brain, but it could not have survived if it did not also have a big heart.  

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“This Judaism, that involved mind, body and soul is what makes Sukkat Shalom so special.  

“I hope that in my years there, I will be able to support the community in becoming a home for as many Jewish people and Jewish experiences as possible and follow Rabbi Larry’s footsteps of interfaith dialogue and care for the wider community."

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The synagogue thanked Rabbi Larry for his 13 years of leadership and wished him a happy retirement.

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