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Exciting New Post for US Living & Learning
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Thursday 26th March 2015

The United Synagogue’s Living and Learning department have announced an exciting enhancement of its team with the appointment of Rebbetzen Ilana Epstein. This part-time role will be combined with her existing position as Rebbetzen of Cockfosters & N Southgate Synagogue.

Rebbetzen Epstein said: “I’m looking forward to being further involved with the truly extraordinary organisation that is the United Synagogue and its educational branch, Living & Learning. I’m excited to be part of it and to create a more symbiotic relationship between Living & Learning and our communities.”

Having joined Cockfosters & N Southgate nine months ago after working in Israel as a journalist, she brings with significant skills and experience to continue Living & Learning’s development, enhancing its communications and programming resource for US communities.

Rebbetzen Epstein’s main duties will be to assist with the creation, development, writing and distribution of bespoke educational programmes.  She will also assist with communications, written materials, online content and events as well as providing another link between Living & Learning. local communities, rabbis, rebbetzens and lay leaders.

Rabbi Michael Laitner, Director of Education at US Living & Learning, commented: “I’m delighted that Ilana has joined the team in a part-time position, especially on the back of the fantastic work that she and her husband, Rabbi Daniel Epstein, are doing in the Cockfosters & N Southgate community. Ilana’s arrival augments our programming and communications capacity as well as bringing a talented educator to further improve the ways that Living & Learning serves our communities.”

The US Living & Learning department provides educational and social resources for our communities as well as helping them to share best practice. Recent and current work includes the Newly Weds programme, the US Shiva Prayer Book (Sefer HaShiva), the ongoing 70 Days for 70 Years Holocaust memorial project and general programming advice for communities.


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