Office of the Chief Rabbi


  • Valerie Mirvis heads Rebbetzens Leadership Trip to Gibraltar

    This week forty Rebbetzens from London, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Hong Kong, travelled to Gibraltar on Valerie Mirvis’ two day leadership trip as part of her landmark Investing in Rebbetzens Series, which has been developed in conjunction with the read more
  • Chief Rabbi celebrates with Stanmore at 70th Gala Dinner

    The Chief Rabbi spoke with warmth of the outstanding achievements of the Stanmore & Canons Park community at a gala dinner held in honour of their synagogue’s 70th anniversary. He joined over 300 people, among them former minister, Rabbi Dr read more
  • Amsterdam Jewish community hosts Chief Rabbi

    The Chief Rabbi and Valerie have concluded a memorable visit to the Jewish community of Amsterdam. They met with the Rabbinic and lay leaders of Dutch Jewry as well as school children, teaching staff, students and members of Youth Movements. read more
  • Sheffield community welcomes Chief Rabbi to their Shul

    The Sheffield Jewish community turned out in force for a memorable visit by Chief Rabbi Mirvis. The Chief Rabbi first delivered an address to the community in the Synagogue, following which he answered many great questions from the attendees. Everyone read more
  • Chief Rabbi at Benedict XVI Lecture: minorities need to ‘integrate, not assimilate’

    Last night the Chief Rabbi participated in the annual Benedict XVI lecture, which this year assumed the format of a panel discussion between faith leaders and took as its theme ‘Living as a Creative Minority in the UK.’ Considering how read more
  • ‘A great kehilla’: The Chief Rabbi visits Newcastle

    The Newcastle Jewish community received the Chief Rabbi and Valerie for a memorable Shabbat this weekend, coming out in force for all services and communal meals, and attending the special kiddush and seudah shlishit held in his honour. Before Shabbat read more
  • The Chief Rabbi launches the Ma’ayan Programme

    The Chief Rabbi has launched a unique new course for Jewish women that aims to harness their talent by offering a high level qualification in Taharat Hamishpacha (the laws of family purity), womens’ health and community education. Explaining the reasoning read more
  • Chief Rabbi visits Hong Kong Jewish community

    In a flying weekend visit to the Jewish community of Hong Kong, the Chief Rabbi and Valerie Mirvis met with the younger members of local Jewry and were warmly received by the local congregation and Jewish schools. After Shacharit at read more
  • In the Press: Chief Rabbi backs Kaddish role for women

    Reflecting on the benefits of a new United Synagogue guide that encourages women to recite the Kaddish prayer, the Chief Rabbi hopes that the new pamphlet will demystify this crucial element of the Jewish mourning process. This article first appeared read more
  • Singing with survivors: Chief Rabbi visits Holocaust Survivors Centre

    Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, Chief Rabbi Mirvis paid a visit to a unique Jewish Care facility that provides holistic support and diverse programmes for both Holocaust survivors and refugees from the former Yugoslavia. The Holocaust Survivors Centre hosted the read more