Italian Rabbinical Assembly, Rabbi Arbib designated as President
A new mandate as president of the Italian Rabbinical Assembly for the Chief Rabbi of Milan Rav Alfonso Arbib, which has presided it since 2016. The new Council of the organization that represents the Italian rabbis designated as its vice president Rabbi Giuseppe Momigliano (Genoa) and as secretary Rabbi Ariel Di Porto (Turin). Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni (Rome) and Rabbi Gadi Piperno (Florence) are also part of the new council.
Born in Tripoli in 1958 and moved to Italy in 1967 during the dramatic departure of Jews from Lybia, Rabbi Arbib has been chief rabbi of Milan since 2005 inheriting the post from Rav Giuseppe Laras z.l.
(Above, Rabbi Arbib speaking at the synagogue of Milan)