A synagogue was packed to capacity for a musical service to celebrate its Rabbi’s tenth anniversary. 

Members, friends and colleagues gathered at the Radlett Reform Synagogue to celebrate Rabbi Paul Freedman’s tenth anniversary with the community and his tenth anniversary since his Rabbinic ordination.

The celebrations included a supper, speeches from former chairmen of the synagogue and the presentation of a gift from the community, while synagogue guitarists played a song which had been especially composed for the occasion.

A member of the community, Sally Shiers, also made a cake with items that reminded people of their senior Rabbi – ranging from a book of Hebrew grammar and a guitar reflecting his love of music.

Rabbi Freedman said: “It was a wonderful happy occasion, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the past ten years, both the community and I have grown and developed together and I look forward to many more here in Radlett."