U.K.’s United Synagogue to Allow Women Leaders

from The Times of Israel:

Women may gain right to lead Orthodox synagogue boards in Britain

LONDON – Rabbis from Britain’s main group of Orthodox synagogues are “livid” after being left out of a decision to allow women to serve as leaders of their congregations, The Times of Israel has learned.

Currently, women belonging to the United Synagogue, which runs about 60 shuls in the London area, can act only as vice chairs of their institutions. But on Monday, the United Synagogue council is going to vote on a motion proposed by the lay leadership stating that both “male and female persons may be elected as honorary officers,” and hence as leaders. The motion is expected to pass easily.