Office of the Chief Rabbi


  • 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
  • Aberdeen: Interfaith Tea

    Event A  small community received a much-needed boost by hosting a tea celebrating their 70th anniversary that was attended by members, local councillors and the Lord Provost. Members exhibited pride in their faith as they explained Jewish practices to civic read more
  • ‘Our survival depends on education’ – Chief Rabbi to rabbinical conference

    The Chief Rabbi reminded 250 European Rabbis of the importance of education to the survival of European Jewry as he addressed the opening session of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) in Toulouse. The Chief Rabbi addresses the Conference of read more
  • The Chief Rabbi visits Los Angeles Jewish community

    The Chief Rabbi has made his first visit to the West Coast of the United States where he was warmly-received by the Los Angeles Jewish community. The Chief Rabbi talks to students in Los Angeles During a busy Bank Holiday read more
  • March of the Living has Chief Rabbi at helm

    The Chief Rabbi joined the 27th annual March of the Living in Poland, walking  alongside a vast cross-section of the international Jewish community in a poignant expression of solidarity with victims of the Holocaust. The Chief Rabbi carries a Sefer read more
  • ‘Let’s support Israel proactively,’ Chief Rabbi tells conference

    1500 Israel supporters rallied to attend the Jewish Leadership Council’s ‘We Believe in Israel’ conference, at which the Chief Rabbi was a principal speaker. He decried the vilification of those who support the Jewish state by those who oppose it, read more
  • Chief Rabbi inducts two new Rabbis into office

      Having spent Shabbat with a handful of Birmingham communities, the Chief Rabbi proceeded to Manchester, where he inducted two new Rabbis into office before their thrilled prospective communities. Chief Rabbi Mirvis first delivered a congratulatory address to Rabbi Benjy read more
  • In the Press: Mirvis brings in cash for Excellence

    The Chief Rabbi speaks to the Jewish Chronicle’s Simon Rocker about the purposes of the Centre for Rabbinic Excellence, which has begun by primarily providing funding to synagogues for additional educational and cultural programming, but will spearhead further community-strengthening initiatives read more
  • Chief Rabbi dances Sefer Torah through the streets of Cambridge

    The Chief Rabbi delighted the Cambridge community by undertaking to dance through the streets with a new Sefer Torah before its installation in the Thompson’s Lane synagogue. The Chief Rabbi parades a new Torah scroll through the streets of Cambridge, read more
  • Enfield and Winchmore Hill: Musical Melava Malka

    Event Melava Malka with music and magic. Objectives To further the spirit of community and enable members to enjoy an affordable event. To celebrate our relationship with the United Synagogue at our first Melava Malka since becoming full members.  Evaluation read more