Lan­daus are relishing the good life in Kingston

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JAY GRENBY

AS KINGSTON, Sur­biton and District Syn­a­gogue is the full ti­tle of Kingston’s United con­gre­ga­tion, Sur­biton-set self­suf­fi­ciency sit­com The Good Life was an apt theme for the in­duc­tion of Rabbi Sa­muel and Shoshana Lan­dau, who have a joint lead­er­ship role.

For his in­duc­tion ad­dress, Rabbi Lan­dau used a va­ri­ety of gar­den­ing ac­ces­sories, in­clud­ing tools and a wa­ter­ing can, to draw analo­gies be­tween hor­ti­cul­ture, the study of To­rah and the growth of the com­mu­nity. He il­lus­trated his point by wav­ing a “magic”wan­dover­anemp­tyflow­er­pot from which a flower then ap­peared. By nur­tur­ing seeds, he said, the com­mu­nity would grow like a mighty oak tree, con­clud­ing that “here in Sur­biton, we in­deed live the good life”.

Lon­don Beth Din head Dayan Me­nachem Gel­ley told the 200 mem­bers and guests that the shul had re­cruited a “dy­namic, amaz­ing young cou­ple un­der whose twin lead­er­ship the shul will go from strength to strength”. Kingston chair Dr Martin Wolf­son spoke of Rabbi Lan­dau as an in­spi­ra­tional leader and praised the reb­bet­zin’s ideas, en­ergy and en­ter­prise.

Rabbi Lan­dau re­cently gained a first­class BSc in psy­chol­ogy from Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don. He is to em­bark on a doc­tor­ate in clin­i­cal psy­chol­ogy.

Shoshana and Rabbi Sa­muel Lan­dau with their re­cent ar­rival

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