Office of the Chief Rabbi

Communities

  • Chief Rabbi’s Annual Rabbinic Conference

    This week more than 100 Rabbis from communities across the UK will gather in London for the Chief Rabbi’s Annual Conference. The conference, which takes place in the run up to Rosh Hashanah, provides an opportunity for Rabbis to prepare read more
  • Chief Rabbi inspires Tribe Youth Directors

    A residential conference bringing together over 25 Tribe youth professionals from various US communities hosted the Chief Rabbi as part of a programme devoted to enhancing leadership practice and encouraging the sharing of knowledge. Chief Rabbi Mirvis praised the work read more
  • ‘A good leader strives to affect change,’ Chief Rabbi tells students

    More than 70 student leaders listened to the Chief Rabbi affirm the importance of activism and the power of community at the Union of Jewish Student’s Political Summit. With Antisemitism and anti-Israel activity slated to become increasingly major concerns for read more
  • Chief Rabbi joins town-hall meeting to discuss response to Gaza conflict

    The Chief Rabbi advocated a proactive approach to supporting Israel for the Jewish community at a packed town-hall meeting convened to discuss British Jewry’s response to Israel’s ongoing conflict in Gaza. The meeting, which saw a panel of representatives from read more
  • The Chief Rabbi’s trip to South Africa

      The Chief Rabbi and Valerie Mirvis have just returned to London following a brief visit to Johannesburg and Cape Town. A large gathering of the Jewish community of Johannesburg came together to hear the Chief Rabbi address them at read more
  • The Chief Rabbi on the Tricycle Theatre & the UK Jewish Film Festival

    The Tricycle Theatre’s decision to cancel their contract with the UK Jewish Film Festival is unfairly singling out the Jewish community, and directly contravening the very aims of its own body, says the Chief Rabbi.  “I am deeply disappointed by read more
  • Chief Rabbi’s reaction to the passing of Rabbi Nachman Sudak OBE

      “Rabbi Nachman Sudak made a contribution of inestimable value to the landscape of Jewish life in the UK he embodied the highest ideals of Chabbad and leaves behind an outstanding legacy for his wonderful family and numerous others to read more
  • The Chief Rabbi delights in Jewish community life in Liverpool

    The Chief Rabbi has spent two rewarding days in Liverpool, visiting Jewish social care facilities, local congregations and speaking at a convention for United Hebrew Congregation Rabbis. As well as addressing the Annual Conference of the Rabbinical Council of the read more
  • Both lecturer and participant: the Chief Rabbi at Limmud

    This week the Chief Rabbi held the dual role of both lecturer and participant when he attended the annual Limmud conference, a cross-communal educational event attracting Jews of all ages and various religious affiliations. As a “teacher of the community,” read more
  • Come with me: The Chief Rabbi’s Installation Address

    On 1st September 2013, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was installed as the 11th Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. The ceremony was held at St John’s Wood Synagogue and attended by HRH The Prince of Wales read more