On Shabbat 18 May Sha’arei Tsedek held a special Shabbat morning service marking the induction of Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu as its Principal Rabbi and some of the very many welcome and significant aspects of its evolving community.
Special guests included Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris and The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone.
Rabbi Ambalu joined the community in early 2018 and since then she has brought energy, vitality and new ideas to the life of Sha’arei Tsedek, working ,דור ודור across and through the generations.
Richard Woolf, Chair said: “With the arrival of Rabbi Ambalu we look forward to continuing to develop a model Reform Jewish community that is vibrant, inclusive and welcoming to all. Together we look to build a relational community based on values of Torah, avodah (service) and gemillut chassidim (acts of loving kindness). Today is a milestone in our community’s history, formally marking Rabbi Ambalu’s appointment and, on behalf of the community, I wish Shulamit every success and support in the years ahead.”.
Below please find a selection of photos from the occasion.
Photo credit: Leslie Gold