Rabbi Elton speaking at podium in front of crowd

Chief Rabbi says faith in community more important in regional areas like Cootamundra

The Chief Rabbi of the Great Synagogue of Sydney has professed a deep appreciation for Cootamundra’s burgeoning faith community, stating that religious connectivity in rural communities far outweighs its metropolitan counterparts.

Speaking prior to his presentation on Wednesday afternoon, Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton said religious interest in Cootamundra was a crucial component in strengthening community ties and values, regardless of faith.

“People can connect with the concept of faith, of living a religious life, and being part of a faith community,” Rabbi Elton said.

“We were advised the people in Cootamundra didn’t have a great deal of prior knowledge about Judaism.

Read the full article by Lachlan Grey at The Cootamundra Herald.