Office of the Chief Rabbi

General news

  • President Rivlin and Chief Rabbi Mirvis meet in Jerusalem

    As part of a United Synagogue Mission to Israel, the Chief Rabbi had a constructive tête à tête with President Reuven Rivlin at the Presidential residence in Jerusalem. They had a comprehensive discussion about the main issues facing Israel read more
  • Paris Attacks: Chief Rabbi marches in solidarity

    The Chief Rabbi joined world leaders for a huge rally held in defiance of terrorism and in support of freedom as people around the world mourned the victims of devastating terrorist attacks in Paris. In the aftermath of the coordinated read more
  • Chief Rabbi propounds Torah as ‘handbook for life’ at Limmud

    The Chief Rabbi has championed the historical Jewish tradition of privileging education, citing this unchanging priority as a key driving force in the community’s survival. His comments, which also delved into the self-improving merits of studying Torah, came in the read more
  • 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
  • Statement: The Peshawar Massacre

    Following a terrorist attack on a Pakistani military school that left 145 people dead, the Chief Rabbi laments the sadistic and senseless killing that has destroyed families and lives. He also decries the apologists who have tried to justify the read more
  • Appointment of Get Case Worker for London Beth Din

    The London Beth Din, the Court of the Chief Rabbi, has appointed Joanne Greenaway, an arbitration lawyer with a major City law firm, to the newly created position of Case Worker to assist the Beth Din with managing divorce cases. read more
  • Chief Rabbi contributes to Commission on Religion

    The Chief Rabbi photographed with Baroness Butler-Sloss, who chaired a commission on religion on behalf of the Woolf Institute The Chief Rabbi, in his capacity as the principal representative of British Jewry, this week presented evidence to the Commission on 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