Office of the Chief Rabbi

General news

  • Chief Rabbi joins The Archbishop of Canterbury in Israel

    Earlier this month, the Chief Rabbi was delighted to accompany The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on his visit to Jerusalem, Israel. It was truly a unique moment in history. The Chief Rabbi was moved to comment, “I would so read more
  • Chief Rabbi joins HRH Prince Charles for ‘Step up to Serve’ and #iwill social action campaign

    The Chief Rabbi was delighted to join HRH the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace for a meeting of the ‘Step up to Serve’ Advisory Council which comprises leaders from across the business, education, voluntary and public sector. The Chief read more
  • Chief Rabbi joins thousands at Limmud 2016

    On Monday 26th December, the Chief Rabbi joined 3,000 other participants at Pendigo Lake, Birmingham, for the Limmud Conference 2016, where he met with participants and spoke at two sessions. In a twist on the classic format, the Chief Rabbi read more
  • First ever seminar for the professional development of Rebbetzens in regional communities

    An historic and ground-breaking gathering of Rebbetzens from regional communities took place last Sunday, at Stenecourt Synagogue in Manchester, as part of the ‘Investing in Rebbetzens’ series, headed by Valerie Mirvis and run by Rachel Shababo, the Director of the read more
  • Chief Rabbi’s Regional Leaders gather in Birmingham

    Birmingham Central Synagogue hosted 60 regional community leaders from across the UK yesterday as delegates from locations including Aberdeen, Belfast, Cardiff and Newcastle came to learn, network and share ideas at the Chief Rabbi’s Regional Community Leaders Conference 2016, where read more
  • The Chief Rabbi’s Ben Azzai Programme

    The question is asked in the Jerusalem Talmud: “What is the most important verse of the entire Torah?” Ben Azzai gives the answer: “Genesis 5:1, which reads: ‘This is the book of the generations of man on the day that read more
  • CCE: The Impact 2016

    Since its inception two years ago, the Centre for Community Excellence (formerly Centre for Rabbinic Excellence) has evolved into an invaluable hub for sharing best practice, sourcing creative ideas for programming and events and accessing funding that can transform innovative 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
  • Chief Rabbi celebrates 175 years of South African Jewry

    The Chief Rabbi and Valerie Mirvis were delighted to join celebrations in South Africa to mark the 175th anniversary of the Jewish community. On Monday night, they were received as Guests of Honour at an event organised by the local read more
  • As one Prime Minister steps down and another takes over, the Chief Rabbi offers tributes

    ‘As David Cameron’s tenure as Prime Minister ends, I wish to take this opportunity to thank him for his deep friendship and for his unwavering commitment to promoting the values of decency, respect, liberty and responsibility, which we all hold read more