The scope of the Endowment’s work has so much increased in recent years that it has become necessary to strengthen its administrative structure to cope with present tasks and to lay firm foundations for the future.
1. Rabbi Mark Daniels has retired as part-time Semicha Course Director after many years of creative contribution to the development of the programme. Fortunately, he has agreed to continue assisting in the role of Semicha Programme Consultant.
2. Rabbi Asi Mittelman has been appointed Education Director, with special responsibility for the Semicha Course, the Dayanut Course and the Gap-Year Fellowship Programme. He will be helped by Rabbi Amrom Nemeth, a Montefiore Scholar now training with the Endowment in practical rabbinics.
3. Gerry Lucas will retire as part-time Administrator in January 2017, after having served with much devotion for the past three years. He will continue to assist the Endowment as Consultant in charge of Ramsgate and its other properties and will remain available for special assignments.
4. Rabbi Alan Wilkinson will take over as the Endowment’s C.O.O. in early January 2017. He has already started work in preparation for formally assuming this new role in the Endowment’s organisation.