Office of the Chief Rabbi

Communities

  • The Chief Rabbi’s trip to India

    The Chief Rabbi has just returned from an historic trip to India during which he visited ancient communities in Cochin, Mumbai, Kolkatta and Delhi, as well as social responsibility projects in some of the country’s most deprived areas. The ten-day read more
  • 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 message to some of the community’s newest additions in a read more
  • 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 Rabbi Mirvis addressed thousands of Londoners from both the Jewish read more
  • 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’ annual Chanukah lighting in the House of Commons, gathering around read more
  • 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. Elderly members of the Jewish community benefitted from the chance read more
  • 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 centre to coincide with the awareness day. He commended volunteers read more
  • 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 to prepare a meal for residents of a local homeless read more
  • 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 movements, both from within the Jewish community and beyond, devoted read more
  • Chief Rabbi spearheads safeguarding training for Rabbinate

    Over 120 rabbis and rebbetzins journeyed from across the UK to attend a safeguarding training seminar spearheaded by the Chief Rabbi. The objective was to educate and empower religious leaders, providing them with the tools and understanding needed to identify read more
  • Chief Rabbi calls for tolerance in wake of Paris attacks

    The Chief Rabbi has condemned the Paris terrorist attacks in the strongest possible terms, while urging the Jewish community to resist a dangerous tendency to blame the refugees fleeing the Middle East. Chief Rabbi Mirvis issued a statement as soon read more