Office of the Chief Rabbi

General news

  • Photo Gallery: The Queen’s birthday weekend in our communities

    Almost 60 US and UHC communities availed of a free personalised banner supplied by the Office of the Chief Rabbi as part of their celebrations for The Queen’s 90th birthday weekend. You can view some of these communities with their read more
  • The Chief Rabbi’s Statement on the Orlando massacre

    ‘Having ended Shavuot on such a high, it was absolutely devastating to hear the details yesterday evening, of the massacre in Orlando which took 49 precious lives. At a time of such anguish, it is difficult to adequately convey the 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
  • Prayer in Honour of The Queen’s 90th Birthday

    The Chief Rabbi has released an amended version of The Prayer for the Royal Family that acknowledges the occasion of Her Majesty’s official birthday this weekend. He is encouraging all communities to recite the Prayer in shul this Shabbat. Prayer 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
  • Valerie Mirvis heads Rebbetzens Leadership Trip to Gibraltar

    This week forty Rebbetzens from London, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Hong Kong, travelled to Gibraltar on Valerie Mirvis’ two day leadership trip as part of her landmark Investing in Rebbetzens Series, which has been developed in conjunction with the read more
  • Chief Rabbi celebrates with Stanmore at 70th Gala Dinner

    The Chief Rabbi spoke with warmth of the outstanding achievements of the Stanmore & Canons Park community at a gala dinner held in honour of their synagogue’s 70th anniversary. He joined over 300 people, among them former minister, Rabbi Dr read more
  • The Chief Rabbi addresses the Oxford Union

    Yesterday the Chief Rabbi addressed the prestigious Oxford Union debating society. He discussed the tendency to conflate anti-Zionism and antisemitism, as well as the need to safeguard our rights to ‘responsible’ freedom of speech and religion. “Freedom of speech must read more
  • Amsterdam Jewish community hosts Chief Rabbi

    The Chief Rabbi and Valerie have concluded a memorable visit to the Jewish community of Amsterdam. They met with the Rabbinic and lay leaders of Dutch Jewry as well as school children, teaching staff, students and members of Youth Movements. read more
  • Sheffield community welcomes Chief Rabbi to their Shul

    The Sheffield Jewish community turned out in force for a memorable visit by Chief Rabbi Mirvis. The Chief Rabbi first delivered an address to the community in the Synagogue, following which he answered many great questions from the attendees. Everyone read more