Office of the Chief Rabbi

General news

  • In the Press: The Chief Rabbi visits refugees

    A Jewish Chronicle reporter accompanied the Chief Rabbi on his travels to Greece where, together with a delegation of United Synagogue Rabbis, he listened to the tales of migrants fleeing their homelands and marveled at the relief activities instigated by read more
  • Chief Rabbi visits the Idomeni refugee camp with US delegation

    The Chief Rabbi led a delegation of United Synagogue Rabbis on a trip to one of Greece’s largest refugee camps to meet refugees and to gauge the impact of the Jewish community’s response to the region’s ongoing humanitarian crisis. British read more
  • Remembrance Day: the Chief Rabbi honors Her Majesty’s Armed Forces

    The Chief Rabbi and Valerie Mirvis joined prominent politicians, fellow faith leaders and a royal delegation in paying their respects to British Armed Forces members who lost their lives on the battlefield. They attended the Remembrance Sunday service led by read more
  • Chief Rabbi inducts new St Albans Rabbi

    Chief Rabbi Mirvis was delighted to induct Rabbi Daniel Sturgess, a former director of Aish UK, into office at St Albans United synagogue. Members filled the shul to see Rabbi and Rebbetzin Sturgess officially installed in their community, making them read more
  • In the Press: ShabbatUK

    2015’s Shabbat UK event could only build on the success of last year, what with a ringing endorsement from the Prime Minister and surging interest in the weekend-long celebration of the Jewish day of rest. Learn more in this snippet read more
  • Chief Rabbi’s ShabbatUK sees thousands ‘Keep it together’

    The Chief Rabbi’s 2nd annual ShabbatUK weekend was a great success, attracting British Jews from across the religious spectrum to partake in communal meals, Shabbat services and ‘Challah Makes.’ An event for everyone, regardless of whether they had experienced numerous read more
  • Stuart Polak introduced to the House of Lords

    The Chief Rabbi was delighted to speak at the introduction of Lord Stuart Polak into the House of Lords, congratulating the Honorary President of the Conservative Friends of Israel group on behalf of the Jewish community. Also in attendance was read more
  • Chief Rabbi attends UJS Leadership Summit

    Prior to the start of the new academic year, the Chief Rabbi joined the Union of Jewish Students’ (UJS) ‘Time to Lead’ summit to offer his view on why a “trailblazer” makes a great leader and our responsibility, as Jews, read more
  • Chief Rabbi meets with Pope Francis in the Vatican City

    The Chief Rabbi undertook a trip to the Vatican City to meet Pope Francis ahead of the impending 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s Nostra Aetate declaration, which had reviewed the Catholic Church’s relationship with non-Christian religions. Accompanied by Cardinal read more
  • Chief Rabbi visits youth summer camps

    Chanichim and Bogrim on Tribe and Bnei Akiva summer camps in Europe were delighted to welcome the Chief Rabbi, who had travelled specially across the continent to provide inspiring leadership and witness the varied and creative programming of two of read more