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Robert Wiltshire to stand down as Chair of MRJ

With great reluctance the Board of the Movement for Reform Judaism has accepted the resignation of its Chair, Robert Wiltshire, with immediate effect.


Robert has worked tirelessly for the Movement since taking office last December. Sadly, the pressure of his work, with the increased challenges caused by Covid and Brexit, has forced him to take this difficult decision.

He says: “I deeply regret stepping down from the Board at this time. My business commitments have changed, denying me the time that I need to Chair the Movement. However, MRJ, with a dynamic Board and superb professional team, is in excellent hands and I am grateful for their support and understanding. I will continue to offer my support in whatever way I can as I truly believe in the mission to maintain a vibrant Reform Movement for future generations.”

The Board would like to put on record our thanks to Robert for his outstanding contribution, particularly in keeping everyone in the Reform family together throughout the Covid pandemic.


The work of the Movement Board continues, now led by the current Joint Vice-Chairs, Michael Harris and Paul Langsford, until a new Chair is appointed.

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