Minyan group gets big­ger say at Bore­ham­wood

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JAY GRENBY

BORE­HAM­WOOD AND El­stree Syn­a­gogue mem­bers who at­tend its South­side minyan at Yavneh Col­lege are to be given a greater say in the shul’s gov­er­nance.

A new BES man­age­ment struc­ture will see the cur­rent team of five hon­orary of­fi­cers plus the se­nior rabbi aug­mented by two of­fi­cers whose prime re­spon­si­bil­ity will be to rep­re­sent the in­ter­ests of the South­siders.

The move fol­lows a re­port from a South­side think tank which demon­strated that those at­tend­ing the Yavneh minyan wanted a greater in­volve­ment in the wider BES fam­ily.

“This is now a su­per-shul and the chal­lenge fac­ing such a large com­mu­nity is to give ev­ery mem­ber a sense of be­long­ing,” said BES chair Anne Gor­don. “The new man­age­ment struc­ture is, we hope, the so­lu­tion to this chal­lenge, im­prov­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions be­tween the dif­fer­ent wings.”

Around 200 peo­ple at­tend ser­vices at Yavneh each week. Of the shul’s to­tal mem­ber­ship of more than 2,300 adults and around 1,350 chil­dren, 370 mem­ber fam­i­lies live closer to Yavneh than to the syn­a­gogue’s Crox­dale Road home on the op­po­site side of the town.

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