Adath auditions Canadian candidate
HENDON ADATH Yisroel Synagogue’s long search for a new rabbi could be nearing completion after members were told that a Canadian candidate would be coming to “audition” for the post later this month.
Montreal-bornRabbiShloimeYitzchok Bixenspanner, the founder of central Toronto congregation Kahal Yereim, will meet Hendon Adath members and give classes during his visit.
The shul, affiliated to the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, has been looking to replace its long-serving leader of 50 years, Rabbi Pinchas Roberts, who retired in January.
Married with 10 children, Rabbi Bixenspanner is described as an “accomplished and popular speaker” who serves on various Batei Din.
While the selection committee and management board said he exhibited many of the qualities the synagogue was looking for, his appointment will depend on a members’ vote.