Ex­tend­ing the Tribe

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY SI­MON ROCKER

RE­GIONAL RAB­BIS want the United Syn­a­gogue’s youth di­vi­sion, Tribe, to reach out to young­sters from out­side Lon­don.

“It would ben­e­fit the United Syn­a­gogue by hav­ing a much larger clien­tele,” said Rabbi Daniel Levy, of the United He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion, Leeds, and the new chair­man of the Rab­bini­cal Coun­cil of the Prov­inces (RCP).

“Kids from very small pro­vin­cial com­mu­ni­ties in par­tic­u­lar, who may feel iso­lated, could be part of some­thing big­ger,” he said.

David Ka­plan, Tribe’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, who was in­vited to ad­dress 20 re­gional rab­bis at an RCP meet­ing in Leeds last week, said: “We want Tribe to be a UK phe­nom­e­non but we have to un­der­stand that the United Syn­a­gogue has to be our core base.”

Al­though there were no plans to open Tribe clubs out­side Lon­don, he added: “You could see a time where there will be more in­ter­ac­tion be­tween Lon­don and the re­gions.”

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