ALLERTON Hebrew Congregation’s new rabbi, Natan Fagleman, is looking forward to the challenge when he takes up his role next month.
The 33-year-old is taking over from Rabbi Dan Lieberman, who moved to Australia to become Chief Rabbi of Perth Hebrew Congregation earlier this month.
“I’ve met the community and they are very friendly, warm people,” said Rabbi Fagleman, who is the father of Boruch, Penina and Michal.
“Everything I’ve heard from Dan has been positive. I want to try to build a strong relationship with the community.”
Israel-born Natan, who leaves his position as rabbi of Sale Synagogue to take up the Liverpool job, moved to Greater Manchester as a three-year-old with Newcastle-born father Malcolm and Londoner mother Vivien.
He is married to Avital and they will move into Rabbi Lieberman’s former home, which is owned by the synagogue.
He continued: “I gained so much experience in my role at Sale, which I am grateful for.
“It’s a small synagogue, but I gained valuable life experiences which I will be bringing with me to Allerton.”
The Liverpool shul recently celebrated its 10th anniversary at its currently premises, having downsized from its former home in 2007.