US boss leaves
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-07-30
Rabbi Saul Zneimer
The chief executive of the United Synagogue is to leave. Rabbi Saul Zneimer who has held the post for six years will be joining merchandising company Lyons Presentations Group as chief operating officer.
As chief executive, Zneimer is credited for having helped the United Synagogue deal with a number of financial issues that dogged the religious organisation.
"I leave feeling that the US is now very well positioned to embrace the challenges that the future will bring," Zneimer said.
Prior to his chief executive role, Zneimer had worked with the United Synagoue for a number of years including serving as rabbi at Kenton United from 1994-2000 and director of the Encounter Conference from 1999-2001.
"He came to the United Synagogue at a difficult time. He tackled its many challenges with freshness and integrity," said United Synagogue president Simon Hochhauser. "Rabbi Zneimer leaves a healthy institution and we look forward to recruiting a successor able to build further on his achievements. We wish him very well in his new career."
The United Synagoue will start the recruitment process in the next few weeks to find a new chief executive for the £100,000 a year post.