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Rabbi Golan Ben-Chorin is new Principal Rabbi of Alyth

Rabbi Golan Ben-ChorinRabbi Golan Ben-Chorin has been appointed as Principal Rabbi of Alyth (North Western Reform Synagogue).

Rabbi Golan (pictured) has more than 17 years of experience serving in communal and wider rabbinic roles all around the world, including as Rabbi of Rosh Pina – Israel’s northernmost Reform congregation – Temple Judea in Florida, USA, and the Peace Synagogue in Tbilisi, Georgia.

He joined Alyth at the beginning of this year as Interim Rabbi, following the departure of previous Principal Rabbi, Rabbi Josh Levy, to become CEO of the Movement for Reform Judaism and Co-lead of Progressive Judaism.

He will now be part of the Alyth clergy team, alongside Rabbi Hannah Kingston and Rabbi Elliott Karstadt.

Rabbi Golan said: “I am deeply honoured and delighted to transition into the role of Principal Rabbi, with gratitude to our uncompromisingly committed lay leadership, dedicated rabbinic team and devoted staff. In the words of the traveller’s prayer ‘May You lead us toward peace, guide our footsteps to fulfilment, and help us reach our desired destination with vitality, joy, and peace’.”

Synagogue Chair Justin Wise added: “We are thrilled to begin this new phase in Alyth’s life, in a year that will also see the opening of our beautiful new building.”

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