Cardiff United Synagogue has looked to youth to fill its ministerial vacancy.
The appointment of Rabbi Michoel Rose, 25, was approved by more than 50 members at an EGM and he will take up his duties next month.
Born in Leeds, he lives in Manchester, where he combines yeshivah teaching with studying for an engineering degree at Bolton University.
He has also directed a youth programme in Glasgow and worked with communities in Birmingham, Budapest and New Jersey.
His Israeli born wife, Aidele, 24, is an online Jewish educator.
In a statement, the shul’s executive expressed delight “to have obtained the services of Rabbi Rose. We feel he will be a great asset in revitalising this community and taking it forward.”
Rabbi Rose said that “following our warm reception when visiting the Cardiff community, my wife and I look forward to adding our contribution to the vibrant Jewish spirit of the congregation”.
He replaces Rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg, who moved to Liverpool’s Childwall Hebrew Congregation after eight years with CUS.