Office of the Chief Rabbi

Communities

  • ShabbatUK 2016

    ShabbatUK 2016 might have come and gone but the effects of this wonderful weekend will be long-lasting. Over the weekend of the 11th/12th November, British Jewry came together to celebrate the third annual ShabbatUK. Thousands of people across the country read more
  • Chief Rabbi joins thousands at Limmud 2016

    On Monday 26th December, the Chief Rabbi joined 3,000 other participants at Pendigo Lake, Birmingham, for the Limmud Conference 2016, where he met with participants and spoke at two sessions. In a twist on the classic format, the Chief Rabbi read more
  • The Chief Rabbi and the Archbishop of Canterbury launch the ‘In Good Faith’ Initiative

    On Monday 14th November, the ‘In Good Faith’ initiative was launched at Lambeth Palace. More than seventy Rabbis and Priests from around the UK have gathered in London for an historic day of dialogue. “In Good Faith” was created by read more
  • ShabbatUK @Ahavas Yisrael

    Event One of Edgware’s youngest communities certainly created a memorable ShabbatUK programme with an array of unique events and activities throughout the weekend. Their Challah Make brought together two different communities as members joined Langdon service users to knead challah, read more
  • ShabbatUK @ Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue

    Event Inspiring the youngest contingent of the shul membership was a recurring theme of HGSS’ ShabbatUK bonanza, which featured a huge marquee decked out as Abraham and Sarah’s tent, world-class speakers and manifold communal meals that buzzed with ruach. An read more
  • ShabbatUK @Yeshurun Manchester

    Event Yeshurun had planned for a bigger ShabbatUK than ever, but it was even more popular than they expected, with the hired marquee having to be twice extended to accommodate all the punters. Young people made up almost a quarter read more
  • ShabbatUK @Northwood

    Event ShabbatUK in Northwood was a truly intergenerational event with a brilliant atmosphere and more participants than ever, as members flocked to enjoy explanatory services, communal meals and the scholarly input of both Rabbi Zerbib and visiting Rabbi Shisler, who read more
  • ShabbatUK @Barnet Shul

    Event A full ShabbatUK weekend involved 154 members keeping Shabbat right through from Candle Lighting to their Musical Havdalah, something made all the easier and more special by the launch of the Barnet community Eruv on Shabbat. An array of read more
  • First ever seminar for the professional development of Rebbetzens in regional communities

    An historic and ground-breaking gathering of Rebbetzens from regional communities took place last Sunday, at Stenecourt Synagogue in Manchester, as part of the ‘Investing in Rebbetzens’ series, headed by Valerie Mirvis and run by Rachel Shababo, the Director of the read more
  • The Chief Rabbi’s Tribute to Shimon Peres

    On the 28th September 2016, the Chief Rabbi gave the following tribute to the late Shimon Peres. There will be countless tributes to Shimon Peres over the coming days, but I fear that few, if any, will adequately capture the read more