Office of the Chief Rabbi

Communities

  • Chief Rabbi inducts new St Albans Rabbi

    Chief Rabbi Mirvis was delighted to induct Rabbi Daniel Sturgess, a former director of Aish UK, into office at St Albans United synagogue. Members filled the shul to see Rabbi and Rebbetzin Sturgess officially installed in their community, making them read more
  • Woodford Forest : ‘UnHalloween Party’

    Event An entertaining, Jewish alternative for children who would otherwise go trick-or-treating, with a magical Havdalah and plenty of treats. Objectives To create a fun environment where children can cultivate friendships with Jewish peers; to enhance their sense of Jewish read more
  • In the Press: ShabbatUK

    2015’s Shabbat UK event could only build on the success of last year, what with a ringing endorsement from the Prime Minister and surging interest in the weekend-long celebration of the Jewish day of rest. Learn more in this snippet read more
  • Chief Rabbi’s ShabbatUK sees thousands ‘Keep it together’

    The Chief Rabbi’s 2nd annual ShabbatUK weekend was a great success, attracting British Jews from across the religious spectrum to partake in communal meals, Shabbat services and ‘Challah Makes.’ An event for everyone, regardless of whether they had experienced numerous read more
  • Stuart Polak introduced to the House of Lords

    The Chief Rabbi was delighted to speak at the introduction of Lord Stuart Polak into the House of Lords, congratulating the Honorary President of the Conservative Friends of Israel group on behalf of the Jewish community. Also in attendance was read more
  • Redbridge: ShabbatUK with The Travelling Chasidim

    Event ‘The Travelling Chassidim’ injected some additional musical ruach into this Shabbat programme, while communal spirit took root with a mass ‘walk-a-thon’ to shul and a  a moving Havdalla service. Objectives To unite congregants of all ages under the banner read more
  • Enfield and Winchmore Hill: Tashlich Cruise

    Event Participants took to the London waterways for an educational and social barge trip to explore and perform the New Day-trippers enjoy a leisurely trip down the canal which encompassed an informative session on Tashlich Year’s custom of Tashlich. Objectives read more
  • Cardiff United: Jewish history trip to Oxford

    Event Congregants were toured around Jewish medieval Oxford and treated to lunch in a trip focused on cultural education and community cohesion. Objectives To unite the congregation in a social context; to improve the well-being of older members by providing read more
  • Chief Rabbi visits youth summer camps

    Chanichim and Bogrim on Tribe and Bnei Akiva summer camps in Europe were delighted to welcome the Chief Rabbi, who had travelled specially across the continent to provide inspiring leadership and witness the varied and creative programming of two of read more
  • CRE: The Impact

    After only ten months, the Centre for Rabbinic Excellence (CRE) is already seeing the very positive impact of the funding awarded to communities for quality social, educational, cultural and religious programming in communities across the UK. The ripple effect of read more