Rabbi Daniel Sturgess will lead the congregation of St Albans United Synangogue

Rabbi Daniel Sturgess will lead the congregation of St Albans United Synangogue

St Albans United Synagogue will get its first rabbi and rebbetzin for more than 50 years. A unanimous ‘yes’ vote from community members at a meeting last week ratified the appointment of Rabbi Daniel and Rebbetzin Alli Sturgess as the community’s new rabbinic team.

The couple will be moving to St Albans with their three young children, and will take up their duties in mid-August. They spent four years as co-directors of Aish Birmingham.

Rabbi Sturgess said: “We are very excited at the prospect of joining such a forward-looking community, and have been overwhelmed by the warm and friendly welcome, which makes us all the more want to be part of it. St Albans is a growing community with a committed core.”