Office of the Chief Rabbi

Archive: Nov 2015

  • St John’s Wood: Community Shabbat with IDF soldiers

    Event St John’s Wood Shul wanted to capture that Shabbat UK feeling, so resolved to host a similar family-oriented affair with some special guests. A group of 36 Israeli soldiers
  • The Chief Rabbi’s statement on the COP21 Climate Change conference

    As politicians and dignitaries converge on Paris to discuss how best to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate against extreme climate change, the Chief Rabbi has released a statement reflecting
  • The Chief Rabbi with Jewish Women's Aid Volunteers

    Chief Rabbi voices his support for victims of abuse

    The Chief Rabbi marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by visiting a Jewish Women’s Aid stall that had been specially erected in a local shopping
  • Building bridges with the Muslim community

    The Chief Rabbi addresses students of Azhar Academy The Chief Rabbi addressed the entire student body and attendant teachers at an Orthodox Muslim Girls’ School. He reminded Azhar Academy pupils
  • Central Synagogue: Shabbat with Rabbi Shaw

    Event After glowing feedback following a previous scholar-in-residence Shabbaton, Central wanted to recreate this multifaceted communal Shabbat by inviting the renowned Rabbi Andrew Shaw to address the congregation at various
  • Pinner & Norwich: Twinning Shabbat

    Event The Pinner and Norwich communities were looking to fortify relations between their congregations after an initial successful Shabbat together in Norwich. A full Shabbat programme included jovial Shabbat meals
  • In the Press: Interfaith pride on Mitzvah Day

    A highlight of the Chief Rabbi’s tour of North West London Mitzvah Day projects was an interfaith cooking session at Edgware United that saw Jewish and Muslim youth come together
  • The Chief Rabbi joined local Jewish and Christian community members doing a charity collection in Barnados

    Schlepping Nachas: Chief Rabbi tours communities for Mitzvah Day

    The Chief Rabbi was at the forefront of Mitzvah Day activities last week, as the now globally-observed day of collective social action celebrated its tenth anniversary. Synagogues, schools and youth
  • In the Press: Chief Rabbi’s letter in The Times

    In a letter published in The Times today, the Chief Rabbi urges to readers  to appreciate the complexity of the refugee crisis after a poll suggested that public sympathy for
  • Safeguarding seminar spearheaded by Chief Rabbi

    Over 120 rabbis and rebbetzins journeyed from across the UK to attend a safeguarding training seminar spearheaded by the Chief Rabbi. The aim was to educate and empower religious leaders,