Development for both Rabbis and Rebbetzens is run through our Centre for Rabbinic Excellence (CRE).
Formally launched by the Chief Rabbi in June 2022, the Centre’s aim is to attract, develop and retain outstanding leaders who motivate people to engage in their Judaism. It works with the United Synagogue’s Community team to put rabbinic recruitment, training and development at the very centre of our communal agenda by delivering broad, ambitious, coherent and continuous training.
CRE aims to build a collegiate, self-supporting rabbinate, where all our rabbis and rebbetzens participate in ongoing learning and development, giving them space to reflect, opportunities for growth, and tools and methodologies to employ day-to-day. We want them to follow personalised development pathways, to support them in their roles as successful spiritual leaders and fulfilled individuals through their entire careers.
The CRE is led by Rabbi Nicky Liss who is also rabbi of Highgate United Synagogue. Rabbi Mordechai Ginsbury is the associate director of the CRE in addition to his role as senior rabbi of Hendon United Synagogue and Judy Markovic is the Centre’s Programming and Rebbezen Coordinator.
To contact the CRE, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbis and Rebbetzens are also supported by the Rabbinical Council of the United Synagogue (RCUS), the professional association of the United Synagogue Rabbinate and the Rebbetzens’ Representatives of the United Synagogue (RRUS). You can find out more about RCUS and RRUS below.