The Australian branch of Mizrachi, known as the Mizrachi Organisation of Australia, has appointed a new Senior Rabbi. Rabbi Danny Mirvis, son of Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis who currently serves as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, will take up his new position at the beginning of September.
In a letter penned to members of Mizrachi, President Danny Lamm said:
In August 2015 Rabbi Danny Mirvis assumed the role of Rav of the newly formed Kehillat Ohr David in addition to becoming Rosh Kollel. Since arriving in Melbourne Rav Danny and Althea Mirvis have made a tremendous impact especially within Kehillat Ohr David (KOD) and the Beit Midrash, but also across all age groups and sectors of the Mizrachi Organisation…
Our young adult community will continue to be a key focus and priority for Rabbi Mirvis in his new role and this will be reflected in his continued presence within KOD during the transition period and after the appointment takes effect. At the same time, in order to allow Rabbi Mirvis to devote time to his other responsibilities as Senior Rabbi, Mizrachi will look to appoint a new Rosh Kollel over the next few months.
Althea Mirvis is very much looking forward to working with Rav Danny in her role as Rebbetzin.
They have already entertained many young adults at their Shabbat table and they look forward to extending hospitality to many more members of our kehilla. Althea is particularly eager to engage with the women of our community. She will continue to learn with kallot and answer the many questions and concerns that are brought to her each week by women. She is also keen to enhance the participation of women at communal events and activities.
This is an exciting time for the Mizrachi Organisation. With a young and energetic Senior Rabbi and Rebbetzin supported by a talented rabbinic faculty and dedicated lay leadership, Mizrachi will be well placed to continue to provide its members with a full range of opportunities for a rich and meaningful Jewish life.
We wish Rav Danny and Althea much hatzlacha in the new position.