Office of the Chief Rabbi

Communities

  • Leading Rabbis discuss global Jewish unity at Orthodox Union conference

    The Orthodox Union convention in New York drew a plenary of international Jewish leaders to discuss the common issues facing their communities and the need to establish global Jewish unity. The Chief Rabbi was one of a series of Shabbat read more
  • Chanukah: Chief Rabbi lights candles across the capital

    A wealth of Chanukah engagements filled the Chief Rabbi’s diary this week, as he appeared at receptions and community events held to mark the festival across the capital. He addressed thousands of spectators, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who had amassed read more
  • In The Press: Chief Rabbi inspires in Sydney

    The Australian Jewish News documents the Chief Rabbi’s visit to Moriah College and other community institutions during his time in Sydney, where he implored Jews to embrace Jewish unity rather than uniformity. ‘Chief rabbi inspires in Sydney’ By Evan Zlatkis read more
  • In the Press: Reflections on the Chief Rabbi’s Visit

    As published in The Australian Jewish News As Australia welcomes newly appointed Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Rabbi Yaakov Glasman reflects on rabbinic roles generally and that of the Chief Rabbi in particular. Australian Jewry is all the richer as we read more
  • Remembrance 2014: AJEX March and new Armed Forces prayer

    The Chief Rabbi today honoured the last of his engagements related to Remembrance Day, attending the Association of Jewish Ex-Service Men and Women’s annual parade. After meeting non-marchers outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Chief Rabbi took up his read more
  • Chief Rabbi hails success of first ShabbatUK

    The Chief Rabbi’s inaugural ‘ShabbatUK’ has met with enormous success, galvanising communities across Britain to partake in a full Shabbat experience. Unprecedented in the UK, this initiative took inspiration from the South African Shabbos project and succeeded in engaging people read more
  • In the Press: Free yourself from digital slavery

    The Times reports on the Chief Rabbi’s vision for Shabbat UK, for which he has emphasised the importance of putting away digital devices and reconnecting with family and friends. Shabbat acts a natural respite from the demands of daily life, read more
  • In the Press: Putting down technology for Shabbat

    The Times gives coverage to the Chief Rabbi’s upcoming Shabbat UK initiative, which seeks to revive the tradition of keeping Shabbat for a wider tranche of British Jewry and encourages people to switch off. The advancement of technology, it seems, read more
  • In the Press: Targeting apathy, assimilation and antisemitism

    In an interview with the Manchester Jewish Telegraph, the Chief Rabbi anticipates an inspirational Shabbat UK weekend, considers the challenges ahead for British Jewry and makes clear Orthodox Judaism’s position in key contemporary debates. Interview: Apathy, Assimilation and Antisemitism are read more
  • In the Press: The Chief Rabbi’s first year in office

    Speaking to Simon Rocker of the Jewish Chronicle, the Chief Rabbi enthuses about the Jewish communities’ he has visited and is yet to visit, reiterates his support for women’s active involvement in prayer within the boundaries of Halacha and goes read more