Office of the Chief Rabbi

General news

  • Chanukah: Chief Rabbi kindles festive spirit at care home

    For the third night of Chanukah, the Chief Rabbi was warmly received by residents, families and staff at The Sidney and Ruza Last Foundation, also known as SAGE Care Home. Elderly members of the Jewish community benefitted from the chance read more
  • The Chief Rabbi’s statement on the COP21 Climate Change conference

    As politicians and dignitaries converge on Paris to discuss how best to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate against extreme climate change, the Chief Rabbi has released a statement reflecting on our responsibility to safeguard God’s creation. In the statement, read more
  • Chief Rabbi voices his support for victims of abuse

    The Chief Rabbi marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by visiting a Jewish Women’s Aid stall that had been specially erected in a local shopping centre to coincide with the awareness day. He commended volunteers read more
  • Building bridges with the Muslim community

    The Chief Rabbi addresses students of Azhar Academy The Chief Rabbi addressed the entire student body and attendant teachers at an Orthodox Muslim Girls’ School. He reminded Azhar Academy pupils of the importance of cultivating healthy relationships between faiths, and read more
  • In the Press: Interfaith pride on Mitzvah Day

    A highlight of the Chief Rabbi’s tour of North West London Mitzvah Day projects was an interfaith cooking session at Edgware United that saw Jewish and Muslim youth come together to prepare a meal for residents of a local homeless read more
  • Schlepping Nachas: Chief Rabbi tours communities for Mitzvah Day

    The Chief Rabbi was at the forefront of Mitzvah Day activities last week, as the now globally-observed day of collective social action celebrated its tenth anniversary. Synagogues, schools and youth movements, both from within the Jewish community and beyond, devoted read more
  • In the Press: Chief Rabbi’s letter in The Times

    In a letter published in The Times today, the Chief Rabbi urges to readers  to appreciate the complexity of the refugee crisis after a poll suggested that public sympathy for Middle Eastern migrants was waning following the Paris attacks. Read read more
  • Safeguarding seminar spearheaded by Chief Rabbi

    Over 120 rabbis and rebbetzins journeyed from across the UK to attend a safeguarding training seminar spearheaded by the Chief Rabbi. The aim was to educate and empower religious leaders, providing them with the tools and understanding needed to identify read more
  • Chief Rabbi spearheads safeguarding training for Rabbinate

    Over 120 rabbis and rebbetzins journeyed from across the UK to attend a safeguarding training seminar spearheaded by the Chief Rabbi. The objective was to educate and empower religious leaders, providing them with the tools and understanding needed to identify read more
  • Chief Rabbi calls for tolerance in wake of Paris attacks

    The Chief Rabbi has condemned the Paris terrorist attacks in the strongest possible terms, while urging the Jewish community to resist a dangerous tendency to blame the refugees fleeing the Middle East. Chief Rabbi Mirvis issued a statement as soon read more