Exiled from Russia, Pinchas Goldschmidt is formally out as Moscow's chief rabbi after 29 years
July 22, 2022
(JTA) — Pinchas Goldschmidt, who left Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, is no longer the chief rabbi of Moscow after 30 years with the title.
The board of the Moscow Jewish Religious Society voted last month to support a contract extension for Goldschmidt, even though he had been in Israel for some time. But the RBC, a Russian news organization, reported Wednesday that the group, which represents Goldschmidt’s congregation and office, said he no longer had a role there.
“The contract has ended. … There is no question of successors, perhaps there will be none,” Olga Yessaul...