Planned de­par­ture

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

RABBI SA­MUEL Landau will leave Kingston, Sur­biton and Dis­trict United Sy­n­a­gogue after the High Holy-Days to un­der­take ad­vanced Jewish stud­ies in Is­rael and post-doc­toral psy­chother­apy train­ing.

The min­is­ter and his ed­u­ca­tor wife Shoshana have been at Kingston for four years. They de­cided to make the move be­cause of the “win­dow of op­por­tu­nity” be­fore their three-year-old daugh­ter Yiska starts school. They plan to re­turn to the UK after a year or two to serve the Jewish com­mu­nity once again.

They said they could not have asked for a more sup­port­ive con­gre­ga­tion, board or hon­orary of­fi­cers and would miss the friend­ship and love they had ex­pe­ri­enced.

Kingston chair Sheila Mann paid trib­ute to the cou­ple’s “su­perb con­tri­bu­tion. They have worked tire­lessly and have pro­vided in­spi­ra­tional lead­er­ship.” Their ini­tia­tives had in­cluded a kad­dish club for mem­bers with yahrzeit and a cheder for adults.

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