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Welwyn set to join US
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Thursday 27th July 2017

On Sunday 23 July, members of Welwyn Garden City Hebrew Congregation voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining the United Synagogue as a full member community.

With 86% of those in attendance approving the move, this news comes immediately after both Kingston, Surbiton & District and Magen Avot similarly joined The US as full members.

Located in Hertfordshire, Welwyn Garden City Hebrew Congregation was a US affiliated community and has just under 200 members.

Commenting on the news, Tim Cole, Chair of Welwyn Garden City Hebrew Congregation, said: “After holding productive discussions, the Welwyn Garden City Hebrew Congregation is delighted to join the United Synagogue as full members. Our fantastic community is in a wonderful position and it is now the perfect time to further our development, working closely with The US, enjoying the many benefits that come with being a full member community”.

 Jo Grose, Community Development Manager, added: “We are thrilled that Welwyn Garden City Hebrew Congregation is joining the United Synagogue as a full member community. This is a very positive step and we look forward to working together to develop the existing community as well as the huge potential for growth in both the Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield areas, promoting regional development and progressing many of the initiatives that are already underway.”

The vote is to be ratified by US Council at their next meeting in September and a similarly positive outcome will result in just six US affiliated communities remaining.