Kol Chai, Hatch End Reform Jewish Community was packed for a special Shabbat Induction Service on January 13th, officially welcoming Rabbi Naomi Goldman to her new post.
Having begun her duties in September, this was the first opportunity for chairman Robert Braham to invite members of the wider local community to meet Rabbi Naomi – and to celebrate this new ‘relationship’ with Kol Chai members, friends and family.
Rabbi Naomi said: “It has been wonderful to join this warm, friendly, inclusive community, with its strong traditions of learning, rich living spirituality and its informal approach. I look forward to working with all its members over the coming years, to develop the community even further”.
Guests included Harrow Councillors, Harrow Interfaith and representatives from two other local synagogues – guided in song by the excellent choir.