Office of the Chief Rabbi

Festivals

  • Enfield’s Purim at the British Museum

    Event Enfield members had a one-of-a-kind immersive festive experience as they enjoyed a sociable and educational Purim-themed visit to the British Museum. They experienced an onsite Megillah reading in a private room, complete with fancy dress and exotic headgear, before read more
  • Bollywood Purim at Watford United

    Event Purim at Watford had a Bollywood flavour as Bangra dancers were hired to teach members, many of whom had come dressed in traditional saris and tunics for the occasion, how to dance like professionals. There were even more in read more
  • Singers Hills: Succah Crawl Bus Hop

    Event To stimulate interest in Succot, and specifically the building a Succah, Singers Hill arranged for their teen members to board a special bus that took them on a Succah Crawl of 7 families in the community, thereby increasing opportunities read more
  • Borehamwood & Elstree: Simchat Torah Fairground-Style

    Event A Simchat Torah party to end all Simchat Torah parties, BES’ novel fairground-style celebration brought the community together in honour of their Chatanim and Neshot Chayil to enjoy funfair stalls such as darts and coconut shyes and classic funfair read more
  • Enfield & Winchmore Hill: Tashlich Cruise II

    Event The Tashlich Cruise developed by Rebbetzen Sufrin of Enfield is fast becoming an annual tradition, as members embarked on their second educational and social barge trip in honour of this mitzvah. In addition to learning about the Rosh Hashana 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
  • The Chief Rabbi and his communities celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday

    The Chief Rabbi and his communities joined with people throughout Great Britain and the Commonwealth in celebrating The Queen’s official 90th birthday over the weekend of 10-12th June. Delivering BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day early on Thursday morning, read more
  • Shenley does Bollywood: Purim at SUJC

    Event It was a Purim party with an Indian twist at Shenley United Jewish Community as a Bollywood dance workshop brought people together to discover a new culture and work up an appetite for high-quality Indian-themed refreshments. This interactive activity read more
  • Purim 2016: ‘Let us rejoice in defiance of terror’

    “This Purim, celebration might not feel totally appropriate. The world is now coming to terms with yet another devastating act of terrorism, the latest in a string of attacks by those who champion violence and hatred. In the last six read more
  • Chanukah: The Chief Rabbi at Trafalgar Square and Speaker’s House

    Crowning the Chief Rabbi’s string of Chanukah engagements this week was an appearance at the Jewish community’s annual public celebration honouring the Festival of Lights, ‘Chanukah in the Square.’ Chief Rabbi Mirvis addressed thousands of Londoners from both the Jewish read more