UK chief rabbi to receive Touro honorary degree
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UK chief rabbi to receive Touro honorary degree

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, will receive an honorary degree at the 42nd annual commencement exercises of Touro’s Lander Colleges. He will also address the graduates at commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on May 30.

Rabbi Mirvis is the 11th chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations; the post was inaugurated in 1704. He was installed in 2013 and Prince Charles was at that ceremony — it was the first time a member of the royal family had attended such an installation. Rabbi Mirvis succeeded Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

At commencement, baccalaureate and associate degree candidates from six of Touro’s schools will be presented: Lander College of Arts and Sciences–Flatbush; Lander College for Men in Queens; Lander College for Women–The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School in Manhattan; the School for Lifelong Education in Brooklyn; Machon L’Parnasa–Institute for Professional Studies, also in Brooklyn, and Touro College Los Angeles.

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