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Brichto Israel post launched

The Jewish Chronicle, 27th September 2011

A new fellowship in Israel studies has been set up at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in memory of one of Israel's most passionate supporters, Rabbi Sidney Brichto.

A former executive head of the Liberal movement, Rabbi Brichto, who died in 2009, was a governor of the centre and associated with it since its creation in the early 1970s.

Friends and family have raised nearly £500,000 to endow the post for an initial five years - it would cost around £1.75 million to guarantee in perpetuity. Its holder will also be a fellow at an Oxford University college and teach on its degree programmes.

"He would be so proud to know that there will be a fellowship in his name at Oxford," said Rabbi Brichto's widow, Cathryn, at a reception to announce the post at the London home of the centre's chairman, Lord Fink. Read more