Office of the Chief Rabbi

Archive: Jan 2015

  • Addressing the National Holocaust Memorial Ceremony at Westminster Abbey

    Chief Rabbi addresses need for ‘proactive’ commemoration on Holocaust Memorial Day

    The Chief Rabbi spoke fervently about the need to “proactively remember” the Holocaust and subsequent genocides throughout a day of engagements held to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, which this year
  • Birmingham Central: Exploring Jewish History Weekend

    Objectives To improve the community’s understanding of the history of the Jewish people and their heritage.  Evaluation from President Geoffrey Clements “Ronnie Halibard is a superb educator and over the
  • Bournemouth: Shabbat with IDF chaplain

    Event A Shabbat programme with IDF army chaplain Rabbi Shalom Hammer Objectives To create achdut within the community and engage people over Shabbat and to create awareness and understanding of
  • Pinner: Kabbalat Shabbat and Sushi Kiddush

    Event Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by a Sushi Kiddish Objectives To attract young members to shul on Friday night and create a new religious rhythm of going to Shul as
  • President Rivlin and the Chief Rabbi

    President Rivlin and Chief Rabbi Mirvis meet in Jerusalem

    As part of a United Synagogue Mission to Israel, the Chief Rabbi had a constructive tête à tête with President Reuven Rivlin at the Presidential residence in Jerusalem. They had
  • Chief Rabbi Mirvis marches shoulder to shoulder with the French people through the streets of Paris

    Paris Attacks: Chief Rabbi marches in solidarity

    The Chief Rabbi joined world leaders for a huge rally held in defiance of terrorism and in support of freedom as people around the world mourned the victims of devastating
  • Northwood: Melava Malka with Ashley Blaker

    Event Melava Malka with comedian Ashley Blaker Objectives To provide an entertaining, educational and social evening for the community.  Evaluation from Rabbi Freedman “We wanted to move away from political
  • Luton: Community lunch with Rabbi Aubrey Hersh

    Event Community lunch with Rabbi Aubrey Hersh Objectives To have good quality programming in our Shul.  Evaluation from Chairman Laurence Benjamin “There was a warm, vibrant atmosphere in the Synagogue.