I’m thrilled to share with you that I’ve accepted an offer to become the rabbi of Bevis Marks Synagogue in London. Bevis Marks is the oldest synagogue in the UK, and the longest continuously running one in Europe. I am humbled by this appointment and excited to assume such a special role.
Bevis Marks Synagogue is situated in the original ‘Square Mile’ of London, which continues to be a major center in London. Today, several up and coming neighborhoods, as well the financial center surround this area.
I look forward to working with the members of Bevis Marks, as well as with those that visit, work, live and study in the area. Many hotels and tourist sites are within walking distance of the synagogue, including the Tower of London.
I will also continue my PhD studies into the unique history of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews. My research will likely focus on the central role played by Bevis Marks in the constellation of S&P congregations located throughout the British Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (like Shearith Israel in NY!).
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in NY – studying and working, and I now look forward to this next chapter in my life. Please stay in touch and do come visit me at Bevis Marks!