Rabbi Gerald Skolnik new Rabbinical Assembly president

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik of New York City was elected president of the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative rabbis during its national convention.

Skolnik, 59, was elected May 7 at the convention in Atlanta. He succeeds Rabbi Gilah Dror, who held the position for the past two years. Skolnik had served as vice president.

Skolnik has been senior rabbi at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, the largest Conservative congregation in Queens, since 1984. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1981. — jta