As you will all have seen last week, Gwynneth Lewis has been asked to take early retirement from her post as director of education at the end of this month as part of the trustees work to stem the synagogue's inherent budget deficit. Trustees have been discussing how we maintain and build on the foundation and legacy of Gwynneth's work, and the wealth of information and contacts she leaves us with. This will include all the areas of education - young people, adults and the introduction to Judaism course.
Led by Rabbi Strasko, we are speaking to a number of people with experience and knowledge in this area to provide advice and guidance on how we move forward. We are also accessing materials, resources and more from Reform Judaism and across the Jewish world. The parents of young people already in education are being spoken to first, and we will update the wider community in time. For now, if anyone has any questions, concerns or brilliant ideas, please email David J Israel on
David J Israel
Chair, Sinai Synagogue