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Rabbi Solomon J. Sharfman Heads Synagogue Council, Succeeding Rabbi Philip Rudin

Rabbi Solomon J. Sharfman has been elected president of the Synagogue Council of America, the representative body of the rabbinic and congregational bodies of the three branches of Judaism. Rabbi Sharfman, spiritual leader of Young Israel of Flatbush, Brooklyn, is prominent in American Orthodox Judaism. He succeeds Rabbi Philip Rudin of Great Neck.