Rabbi Meir Wise was born in Manchester, England in 1956.
He studied at Jews’ College, London under the famous talmudists Rav Nahum L Rabinovitch, Rav Simche B Lieberman, Rav Shlomo Benzion Leperer and Rav Getzel Elyakim Ellinson and later in the kollel under Rav Moshe Turestky who gave him semicha with the Chief Rabbis Jakobovits and Sacks.
Afterwards he studied at the prestigious Institute of Education of the University of London, and was the first Orthodox Jew to graduate from its Department of Religious Studies, where he was invited to lecture to the MA students in the history and theory of Jewish Education.
He was unanimously elected Rav of the East London Central Synagogue (Nelson Street) at the age of 19!
After his marriage to the former Sarit Ramati, he was appointed Rabbi to Jewish Students of London University and South-East Region.
He has taught at the J.F.S., Carmel College, Oxford; Yakar and Yeshivat Od Yosef Hai in London.
He served as the last Rabbi of the Western Synagogue, Crawford Place before its amalgamation with the Marble Arch Synagogue.
He is the co-author of “Megilat Sefer” by Rabbi Jacob Emden which was a best-seller in 2011 and is available on Amazon.
Married with four children and twelve grandchildren, he and the Rabbanit made aliya to Israel in 2011.