Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Named Next UK Chief Rabbi

from The Times of Israel:

UK Jewry names its next chief rabbi

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis will be the next British chief rabbi, the United Synagogue press office announced Monday.

The appointment has been confirmed by both committees that make the selection.

Mirvis has been the rabbi of Finchley United Synagogue, one of London’s flagship modern Orthodox shuls, since 1996. South African-born, he was chief rabbi of Ireland between 1984 and 1992.