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Top rabbi assumes shul role after ‘no grounds’ found to bullying claims

David Mitchell will take up position of senior rabbi at West London Synagogue after a former High Court Judge concludes his report into allegations

Rabbi David Mitchell
Rabbi David Mitchell

David Mitchell assumed his role as joint senior rabbi at West London this week after “taking time away” amid bullying claims.

Sir Michael Burton, a former High Court Judge and president of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, led an investigation which found “no grounds” to the claims.

The shul’s board “unanimously agreed to support these recommendations and expects Rabbi Mitchell to start alongside Rabbi Helen Freeman from this week.

The Board of Trustees wrote to congregants, saying “All those who initially raised the concerns were interviewed by Sir Michael” who “reviewed the content of every email and read notes of every phone call from people who had come forward since January”.

Rabbi Mitchell has been approached for comment.

 

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