It’s full-time for Ruis­lip at US

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS - BYJCREPORTER

RUIS­LIP AND District Syn­a­gogue con­gre­gants have voted over­whelm­ingly at an EGM to move from af­fil­i­ate to full mem­ber United Syn­a­gogue sta­tus.

“Af­ter dis­cus­sions with the United Syn­a­gogue and see­ing the many ben­e­fits of be­com­ing a con­stituent mem­ber, in­clud­ing grow­ing our mem­ber­ship, we now feel the time is right for us to be­come a full mem­ber,” said Mena- hem Briskman, Ruis­lip’s chair­man.“In our 70th year, we are de­lighted the pro­pos­als have been ac­cepted and we look for­ward to close co-op­er­a­tion with the United Syn­a­gogue”.

Full US mem­bers come un­der the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s char­i­ta­ble um­brella and cen­tral poli­cies on a range of is­sues. Af­fil­i­ates em­ploy their own staff and do not have ac­cess to US cen­tral grants.

The west Lon­don syn­a­gogue, which has more than 250 mem­bers, is fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of commu- ni­ties such as St Al­bans, Pot­ters Bar and Brook­mans Park and En­field and Winch­more Hill, which have moved to full sta­tus.

Wel­com­ing Ruis­lip’s de­ci­sion, US pres­i­dent Stephen Pack said: Rabbi Stan­ley Coten leads this lovely com­mu­nity with skill and ded­i­ca­tion and I look for­ward to work­ing even more closely with him.”

The change is con­di­tional on ac­cep­tance by the US Coun­cil at its March meet­ing.

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