Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation
|Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation|
|Leadership||Rabbi Norman Zalud|
With a synagogue located on Raikes Parade, Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation was founded in 1947 and was originally a member of the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues. It is now a constituent synagogue of the Movement for Reform Judaism with which it has been associated since 1961.
In October 2005 Michael Howard visited the synagogue on the day he gave his final speech as leader of the Conservative Party at its annual Party Conference in Blackpool. He was called up to the Torah during a first day Rosh Hashanah service at the synagogue.
The synagogue publishes a quarterly magazine, Migdal.
Rabbi Norman Zalud is the community's rabbi. He also serves the community of Sha'arei Shalom synagogue in Manchester and, until 2007, was also rabbi of the Liverpool Reform community.
He has worked with the Blackpool Reform community for the last 40 years. He teaches special needs children at Delemere Forest School, is prison chaplain for all faiths in eleven prisons in the north west of England and Jewish chaplain to Southport and District Hospital.
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