Rabbi Basil Herring, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Council of America since 2003, will leave that position to assume another, undefined position in the organization, the RCA announced this week. The RCA is the major rabbinical organization of Modern Orthodox Jewry in this country.

Rabbi Herring has helped transform the RCA and will remain the RCA’s top professional executive until a successor is chosen, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, RCA president, said in a letter sent this week sent to the organization’s executive committee and general membership. Rabbi Goldin has appointed a transition committee that has initiated the search process, Rabbi Goldin said.

Rabbi Herring, in a letter to the RCA, said his new role will be determined in the coming months.

The rabbi, a native of South Africa, previously served as executive chairman of The Orthodox Caucus and as a pulpit rabbi in Ottawa, Kingston and Atlantic Beach, L.I.