Office of the Chief Rabbi

Archive: Dec 2015

  • Yeshurun: Friday Night Series

    Event Well over 100 people attended the inaugural event of Yeshurun’s eagerly-anticipated Friday Night Live Series, which was a resounding success. Keen to increase attendance and improve the atmosphere at
  • A message to our Christian friends

    In a show of solidarity and respect to members of the Christian faith, the Chief Rabbi has released a message to Christian friends on Christmas Eve. As well as celebrating
  • In the Press: The Chief Rabbi recommends teaching Islam

    The Jewish Chronicle revealed Chief Rabbi Mirvis’ decision to embrace new criteria for the teaching of other religions, with faith schools now obliged to educate students in a second faith
  • Addressing the National Holocaust Memorial Ceremony at Westminster Abbey

    Chief Rabbi: Jewish schools should teach Islam

    The Chief Rabbi has availed of new requirements for the Religious Studies GCSE by recommending that Jewish secondary schools teach Islam to their students as a means of providing enlightenment
  • Borehamwood & Elstree: A Covent Garden Chanukah

    Event Everyone in Borehamwood’s blossoming Jewish community was catered for at BES’ Covent Garden in the Wood Chanukah Party as the congregation came together to celebrate the Festival of Lights.
  • Pinner Shul & Moriah school: Chanukah panto and party

    Event A Chanukah party organised by Pinner Shul and held at Moriah Jewish Day School brought together the Moriah and non-Moriah community for the first time, enlightening participants about the
  • Chief Rabbi Mirvis donates Israeli products

    The Chief Rabbi takes ‘IsrACTION’

    Yesterday, Mill Hill United Synagogue received the Chief Rabbi on the occasion of both a community simcha and a pro-Israel charity drive. Chief Rabbi Mirvis issued a blessing and Chanukah-themed
  • Chief Rabbi Mirvis with the Speaker of the House of Commons at his annual Chanukah ceremony for parliamentarians

    Chanukah: The Chief Rabbi at Trafalgar Square and Speaker’s House

    Crowning the Chief Rabbi’s string of Chanukah engagements this week was an appearance at the Jewish community’s annual public celebration honouring the Festival of Lights, ‘Chanukah in the Square.’ Chief
  • The Chief Rabbi addresses the gathering in Admiralty House before lighting the Chanukiah

    Chanukah: Chief Rabbi lights up heart of Jewish Community

    Last night the Chief Rabbi lit Chanukiot in both Westminster and Whitehall for the fourth night of Chanukah. Jewish community leaders came out in force for the Board of Deputies’
  • Chief Rabbi Mirvis addresses residents, their families and carers at a Chanukah event at SAGE Care Home

    Chanukah: Chief Rabbi kindles festive spirit at care home

    For the third night of Chanukah, the Chief Rabbi was warmly received by residents, families and staff at The Sidney and Ruza Last Foundation, also known as SAGE Care Home.