Leeds rabbi’s sud­den de­par­ture

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JOHN FISHER

ing in Leeds. In a state­ment, the pres­i­dent of the 1,200 mem­ber con­gre­ga­tion, Paul Ber­win, said that chazan Al­bert Chait would be “step­ping up to take the lead role. Chazan Chait has been with the UHC for nine years and dur­ing that time has ben­e­fited hugely from Rabbi Levy’s guid­ance. His lead­er­ship dur­ing Rabbi Levy’s sab­bat­i­cal and the ben­e­fit he gained from his own sab­bat­i­cal have been an ex­cel­lent prepa­ra­tion.” Mr Ber­win praised “Rabbi Levy’s great learn­ing, lead­er­ship and or­a­tor­i­cal skills. Of course, he will always be wel­come at the UHC. In fact, the UHC will be wel­com­ing him back the fol­low­ing week, when he will be of­fi­ci­at­ing at a long-planned bar­mitz­vah.”

THE UNITED He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion in Leeds has an­nounced the sud­den de­par­ture of its min­is­ter of al­most 15 years, Rabbi Daniel Levy. He will leave af­ter to­mor­row’s Shab­bat ser­vice.

Rabbi Levy said he would not com­ment on the mat­ter be­fore his Shab­bat ser­mon. But he and his fam­ily would be re­main-

Rabbi Daniel Levy is leav­ing UHC

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