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New rabbi for Willesden

Last updated: 2003-11-05

Rabbi Baruch Levin was appointed as the Minister at Willesden and Brondesbury Park United Synagogue on Sunday 2 November at an Extraordinary General Meeting held in the Synagogue.   Rabbi Levin will take up this post in January 2004.

Rabbi Levin is married to Kezi and they have three children. He was the Assistant Rabbi at South Hampstead United Synagogue and is also a Chartered Accountant. Rabbi Levin gained his smicha from the Ohr Menachem Institute, Belgium. 

David Sellman, Chairman of Willesden and Brondesbury Park Synagogue welcomed the appointment and said:

”Rabbi Levin’s dynamism coupled with his coherent plan for regeneration will make a real difference to Jewish life in the area.”

Rabbi Levin said:

”Kezi and I intend, first and foremost to create a buzz about the community and to endeavor to meet all members and potential members living in the area. A new range of social and educational activities will also help to breathe new life into the community.” 

The Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks said:

“The appointment of Rabbi Baruch and Rebbetzin Kezi Levin is a wonderfully imaginative move.  These are two young people fizzing with joy in Judaism, and they will bring new life to a community that was once great and will be great again.” 

Rabbi Saul Zneimer, Chief Executive of the United Synagogue said:

“I am really delighted that Rabbi Baruch and Kezi Levin are set to join the Willesden Community. The United Synagogue recognises the great potential that exists for vibrant Jewish life in the area. This new initiative, investing extra resources in bringing such talented and visionary spiritual leaders to the community bodes really well for the future.”