Pinner Synagogue announces the appointment of new Rabbinic couple
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Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Pinner Synagogue is delighted to announce that Rabbi Ben and Rebbetzen Abi Kurzer have been appointed as the Rabbinic couple to Pinner Synagogue.

The appointment follows a thorough selection process by the shul’s Selection Committee and the Kurzers will take up the post in the summer.

Rabbi Ben and Rebbetzen Abi said: “We are thrilled to be joining this warm, engaged and dynamic community. We have already met some of the wonderful people of Pinner and look forward to this opportunity to work together in taking the shul forward.”

Jonathan Mindell, Chair of Pinner United Synagogue, said: “I am delighted that the community has so strongly endorsed the Council of Management and Honorary Officers’ choice of Rabbi Ben and Rebbetzen Abi Kurzer as Pinner’s new rabbinic couple. I’d like to place on record my thanks to the Selection Committee for their hard work.

“We believe that Rabbi and Rebbetzen Kurzer will set us on a clear path of communal renewal and development. We are particularly excited that Pinner will be the first community to fully incorporate the role of a Ma’ayan into what Rebbetzen Abi Kurzer will be spending her time on in Pinner. We look forward to welcoming the Kurzer family to Pinner later in the summer.”

Rabbi Kurzer has been involved in communal work for many years, most recently serving as Assistant Rabbi at Edgware United.  Prior to that he was involved in a number of institutions in America while studying at Yeshiva University, including the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates and New Jersey NCSY.  As well as a general sports fan, he is a keen footballer and played twice in the Rabbis vs. Spurs Legends charity game for Laniado Hospital.

Rebbetzen Abi Kurzer holds a BSc in Psychology from University College London and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. She is also a graduate of the Chief Rabbi's Ma’ayan Programme and will be working for Pinner shul in that capacity alongside her role as Rebbetzen.