Radlett Synagogue members have overwhelmingly endorsed the appointment of Rabbi Leo and Lucy Dee as their new "rabbinic couple".
Following their weekend stay in Radlett - when the community took advantage of the plentiful opportunities to meet them - almost 90 per cent of the 175 members who voted supported the selection committee's choice.
Currently assistant minister at Hendon, Rabbi Dee hopes to join the Hertfordshire community in May, presiding over a congregation of more than 1,000 adults and 800 under-18s.
He is already impressed by "just how eager people are to be involved. Hopefully we can build on the tremendous success the community has achieved."