I am delighted to announce that the Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh as Dean of Leo Baeck College, responsible for academic and student affairs.
Charles joined the College faculty in 1984. Over many years he has taken on a wide range of roles and responsibilities. He has served as the Director of Studies at the College for the past three years.
Charles is a graduate of University College London, from which he gained his BA Hons in Semitic languages and his PhD in Targumic Studies. He was ordained by Leo Baeck College in 1986. In addition to his academic achievements, Charles has contributed to and edited a number of key Progressive Jewish publications.
As well as being an accomplished teacher and academic, within the realms of the College, Charles is a voice of wisdom and the go-to person for students and staff alike when in need of support, compassion or some insightful, sound advice.
On behalf of the Board of Governors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Charles for his unstinting commitment to both the students and the work of the College. We wish him well in his new post and look forward to continuing to build on the strong foundations that he has helped to secure for Leo Baeck College, its students and staff.