Office of the Chief Rabbi


  • Entebbe speaker visits Singers Hill

    Event Members of Birmingham Hebrew Congregation were treated to an especially interesting and dynamic talk in the form of Rami Sherman, an IDF Commando who helped launch a raid on Entebbe airport in 1976 to save hostages taken from a read more
  • The Chief Rabbi’s Ben Azzai Programme

    On Wednesday 28th December 2016, 16 outstanding university students travelled to Mumbai for an immersive and extraordinary study trip to better understand the Jewish response to extreme poverty, as part of the Chief Rabbi’s Ben Azzai Programme. During the trip, read more
  • Birmingham central: Neshot Chayil Shabbat

    Event In honour of Shabbat Bereishit, Birmingham Central held their first Neshot Chayil Shabbat in celebration of the great contribution of female members to community life. There was a higher than expected, cross-generational turnout for a communal lunch that was read more
  • Join the Chief Rabbi at Midnight Selichot

    Please join the Chief Rabbi for this year’s ‘Midnight Selichot’, which will be held on Motzei Shabbat of 24th September, at Hendon United Synagogue. Rabbi Eliyahu Silverman will give a shiur at 10.30pm, before the service commences at 11.30pm with read more
  • Rebbetzens join Valerie Mirvis for leadership seminar day

    The latest seminar day in Valerie Mirvis’ Investing in Rebbetzens series, ‘You, Your Community, Your Family’ focused on helping 30 Rebbetzens maximise their contribution to their communities while creating a space for them to reflect on the multiple and often read more
  • New York’s Touro College awards Chief Rabbi Honorary Doctorate

    The Chief Rabbi has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Touro College, New York, in recognition of his commitment to strengthening Jewish education. He accepted the accolade at a graduation ceremony attended by over 650 students of Touro’s Schools, among read more
  • Chief Rabbi delivers annual lecture for Yeshiva University’s Strauss Center

    The Chief Rabbi provided congregants of America’s oldest Jewish community with pointers for Rabbinic leadership in a special memorial lecture delivered last weekend.  Addressing an audience at the historic Shearith Israel congregation for the Strauss Center for Torah and Western read more
  • Teaching Judaism: Chief Rabbi addresses teachers of the new Religious Studies GCSE

    Secondary school teachers who will be educating their students about Judaism as part of the reconfigured Religious Studies GCSE were addressed by the Chief Rabbi at an event created to better acquaint educators with the basic tenets of Judaism, as read more
  • The Chief Rabbi launches the Ma’ayan Programme

    The Chief Rabbi has launched a unique new course for Jewish women that aims to harness their talent by offering a high level qualification in Taharat Hamishpacha (the laws of family purity), womens’ health and community education. Explaining the reasoning read more
  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

    The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2016, which is held each year on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, was ‘Don’t Stand By’, a sentiment that informed the Chief Rabbi’s messages to schoolchildren, the community and the nation. Commemorative read more