Rabbi Wilson Moves On
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Wednesday 3rd August 2016

The Senior Rabbi at Redbridge United Synagogue, Rabbi Nissan Wilson, has announced that he will be leaving to take up a new position as Executive Principal of Beis Yaakov High School Academy in Manchester.

Rabbi Wilson said: "I look forward to moving to my new role after the Chagim. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Honorary Officers and the members of the former Clayhall and now Redbridge synagogues for their support and friendship throughout my ten years as Rabbi of the community." 

Commenting further the Chair of Redbridge United Synagogue, Mike Callaghan, said: “On behalf of the Honorary Officers and Board of Management, I would like to wish mazal tov and great success to Rabbi Wilson and his family. We have had ten happy and productive years under Rabbi Wilson’s religious leadership and he has been very influential in helping to consolidate the merger between Clayhall and Newbury Park. Although he will be missed by many, Rabbi Wilson will be remembered for his great depth of knowledge on Halachic matters and also his humour that was never far from the surface.”

Rabbi Wilson will remain at Redbridge US throughout the High Holy days and Sukkot, with his final Shabbat being Shabbat Bereshit.

Redbridge will soon begin the process of recruitment for a new Rabbi and are planning ahead for guest Rabbonim to visit and assist the community during the interim. Reverend Gary Newman, the community’s Welfare Minister, will continue to lead on the pastoral element of the community giving its members the care and attention they need.

David Kaplan, Community Services Director at The United Synagogue, added: “We wish Rabbi Wilson great success in his new post in Manchester.  He has been devoted to Clayhall and latterly to the new Redbridge community. He was instrumental in the formation of the new merged shul, bringing two communities together, and ensuring that the new community is on a firm footing for the future.”