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New Edgware rabbi

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-07-04

Rabbi David Lister and wife Rachel

Rabbi David Lister and wife Rachel

Edgware United Synagogue has appointed a new rabbi to fill the vacant pulpit left by Rabbi Benjamin Rabinowitz who retired and made Aliyah to Israel earlier this year.

Rabbi David Lister, 38, joins the north west London community following seven years at Muswell Hill Synagogue.

Rabbi Lister, who was ordained as a rabbi in 1997 has also provided religious services at Reading Synagogue in Berkshire.

Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks called the selection of Rabbi Lister "an imaginative appointment".

He said: "Rabbi Lister is an outstandingly engaging and creative young rabbi, who will do great things in Edgware. This is an imaginative appointment and will yield many blessings.”

Along with his wife Rachel, Rabbi Lister says he is looking forward to his new opportunity. "Edgware United is a beautiful and diverse community with great potential for growth and development across the board. We are looking forward to working together with them to build for the future."