The S and P Sephardi Community has chosen a new parnas presidente - head of its trustee board - Daniel Sacerdoti.
He was elected to take over at the end of last month after its new board voted Alan Mendoza, who had held the post for a year, out of office.
Mr Sacerdoti, an executive with the travel tech firm Expedia, joined the trustee board a year ago and takes on the leadership position that was once occupied by his late father, Cesare.
He said this week, “I look forward to working with the community and fosters a spirit of co-operation with the community and associated organisations.”
Dr Mendoza remains part of the nine-strong board.
SPSC members were told by chief executive Rachel Fink in an email that Mr Sacerdoti had been elected and the board extended its thanks to Dr Mendoza for his service.
“The board looks forward to working in unity to address the ongoing financial challenges, restore the fabric of Lauderdale Road Synagogue and develop the kahal [community] to create a welcoming and enriching environment for everyone,” she wrote.
The JC understands that a priority will be encouraging different Sephardi organisations to work more closely.
The Montefiore Endowment, the charity which funds various initiatives including rabbinic ordination and dayanut training programmes, moved out of Lauderdale Road - the SPSC's flagship synagogue - in 2020 and relocated to the London School of Jewish Studies campus.