Rabbi Nathan Asmoucha leaves Bevis Marks Synagogue
The Spanish & Portuguese Jews’ Congregation and Rabbi Nathan Asmoucha announce that Rabbi Asmoucha’s position as Rabbi of Bevis Marks Synagogue has ended by mutual agreement. After consulting the Mahamad [Executive] of the Congregation about his wishes, Rabbi Asmoucha has agreed to leave his position with immediate effect for the well being of his family. Commenting on his decision, Rabbi Asmoucha said: “I have enjoyed my time at Bevis Marks tremendously. This is a very special community and I will miss its warm and unique atmosphere. I would also like to thank the leadership of the Spanish & Portuguese Jews’ Congregation for their assistance during my tenure”. Speaking on behalf of the Mahamad [Executive] of the Spanish & Portuguese Jews’ Congregation, Dr Edward Shaoul commented: “Rabbi Asmoucha created a major impression during his time at Bevis Marks and we thank him for his efforts during his time with the community. We understand and support his move and wish him every success with his future career.”
Arriving at Bevis Marks in 2007, Rabbi Asmoucha was the first rabbi employed there for many years. During his time with the congregation, he led services, gave regular sermons, started and held a weekly shiur, and conducted weddings and funerals. He was also instrumental in reintroducing Friday night services after a hiatus of many years. He produced a weekly Bevis Marks newsletter and created a rabbi’s blog. Popular with his local congregants, his passion for social advocacy also quickly established a respected reputation within the wider community.
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