Rabbi Richard Lampert, Rabbi Emeritus

After 26 years as NSTE's Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Lampert retired and took up the position of Emeritus Rabbi on 31 December 2003.

Rabbi Lampert was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He spent five years in a printing company before studying at the University of Witwatersrand and the Leo Baeck Rabbinical College in London.

Prior to taking up the position in our congregation, Rabbi Lampert was the Rabbi of Temple Emanuel, Johannesburg for 12 years.  Rabbi Lampert arrived in Australia in 1977 with his wife, Diane, their two daughters, Sharon and Yael, and his mother-in-law, Hilda Wohlgemuth (z"l) who has since sadly passed away.

Under his leadership, the congregation grew from 270 families to over 700 families. Rabbi Lampert is proud that the congregation is affiliated with the largest organisation of Jews in the world, the World Union for Progressive Judaism, which represents over two million Jews world-wide.

Rabbi Lampert and Diane are the proud grandparents of Zac, Jonah, Zoe and Joshua.

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