Office of the Chief Rabbi


  • 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
  • Chief Rabbi’s Regional Leaders gather in Birmingham

    Birmingham Central Synagogue hosted 60 regional community leaders from across the UK yesterday as delegates from locations including Aberdeen, Belfast, Cardiff and Newcastle came to learn, network and share ideas at the Chief Rabbi’s Regional Community Leaders Conference 2016, where read more
  • CCE: The Impact 2016

    Since its inception two years ago, the Centre for Community Excellence (formerly Centre for Rabbinic Excellence) has evolved into an invaluable hub for sharing best practice, sourcing creative ideas for programming and events and accessing funding that can transform innovative read more
  • Join the Chief Rabbi at Midnight Selichot

    Please join the Chief Rabbi for this year’s ‘Midnight Selichot’, which will be held on Motzei Shabbat of 24th September, at Hendon United Synagogue. Rabbi Eliyahu Silverman will give a shiur at 10.30pm, before the service commences at 11.30pm with read more
  • Chief Rabbi celebrates 175 years of South African Jewry

    The Chief Rabbi and Valerie Mirvis were delighted to join celebrations in South Africa to mark the 175th anniversary of the Jewish community. On Monday night, they were received as Guests of Honour at an event organised by the local read more
  • The Chief Rabbi attends interfaith Iftars during Ramadan

    Over the past few weeks, the Chief Rabbi has been privileged to take part in several Iftars, the traditional fast-breaking meal for Muslims observing Ramadan. As well as attending an Iftar hosted by the Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev at his read more
  • Rebbetzens join Valerie Mirvis for leadership seminar day

    The latest seminar day in Valerie Mirvis’ Investing in Rebbetzens series, ‘You, Your Community, Your Family’ focused on helping 30 Rebbetzens maximise their contribution to their communities while creating a space for them to reflect on the multiple and often read more
  • Photo Gallery: The Queen’s birthday weekend in our communities

    Almost 60 US and UHC communities availed of a free personalised banner supplied by the Office of the Chief Rabbi as part of their celebrations for The Queen’s 90th birthday weekend. You can view some of these communities with their read more
  • The Chief Rabbi and his communities celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday

    The Chief Rabbi and his communities joined with people throughout Great Britain and the Commonwealth in celebrating The Queen’s official 90th birthday over the weekend of 10-12th June. Delivering BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day early on Thursday morning, read more
  • Chief Rabbi launches Bushey’s new learning programme

    The Chief Rabbi was pleased to join members of Bushey United Synagogue on Wednesday to launch ‘Engage’, a new adult learning programme that he praised as “ambitious”. A crowd of 140 attended the launch, for which the Chief Rabbi spoke read more