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United Synagogue Appoints Richard Verber as Communications Director
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Friday 18th May 2018

The United Synagogue has announced that Richard Verber is to become the organisation’s Director of Communications at the start of July.

A longstanding member of Golders Green United Synagogue, Verber is currently the Head of External Affairs at World Jewish Relief as well as being the outgoing Senior Vice President at the Board of Deputies. He has previously worked for the Union of Jewish Students and University Jewish Chaplaincy. 

With professional and lay roles built on outstanding communication skills and an excellent knowledge of the Jewish community, he will be an invaluable addition to The US’ senior team.

Following the announcement, Richard Verber, commented, “I will be sorry to say ‘farewell’ to World Jewish Relief where I have spent six happy years, but the prospect of joining the United Synagogue as Director of Communications is tremendously exciting. The US is vital to Jewish life in the UK and I look forward to building its reputation by engaging with its members and the wider community in a vibrant and dynamic dialogue.”

Steven Wilson, Chief Executive of the United Synagogue said, “We are delighted to have appointed such an experienced and innovative communal professional with the skills we need. Richard has a great track record of success across a range of communal initiatives. He has an excellent appreciation of The US, and shares our vision of the key priorities required to ensure we succeed. I very much look forward to working with him.”