Office of the Chief Rabbi

General news

  • CRE: The Impact

    After only ten months, the Centre for Rabbinic Excellence (CRE) is already seeing the very positive impact of the funding awarded to communities for quality social, educational, cultural and religious programming in communities across the UK. The ripple effect of read more
  • Chief Rabbi visits Bergen Belsen with the Queen

    The Chief Rabbi has joined the Queen on her first visit to a concentration camp, noting the profound impact of the experience on both Her Royal Highness and her husband Prince Philip. Chief Rabbi Mirvis meets the Queen and Prince read more
  • Chief Rabbi speaks at Muslim-Jewish Forum

    The Chief Rabbi was one of two keynote speakers at a dinner hosted by the Manchester Muslim Jewish Forum to celebrate its 10th anniversary, their concerted coexistence efforts having successfully united members of the two faiths through social events and read more
  • ‘Our survival depends on education’ – Chief Rabbi to rabbinical conference

    The Chief Rabbi reminded 250 European Rabbis of the importance of education to the survival of European Jewry as he addressed the opening session of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) in Toulouse. The Chief Rabbi addresses the Conference of read more
  • The Chief Rabbi visits Los Angeles Jewish community

    The Chief Rabbi has made his first visit to the West Coast of the United States where he was warmly-received by the Los Angeles Jewish community. The Chief Rabbi talks to students in Los Angeles During a busy Bank Holiday read more
  • Chief Rabbi pays respects at Bergen Belsen on 70th anniversary of liberation

    To mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen Belsen concentration camp, the Chief Rabbi journeyed to the German camp’s former site to partake in a series of commemoration ceremonies that honoured the full gamut of internees who died read more
  • March of the Living has Chief Rabbi at helm

    The Chief Rabbi joined the 27th annual March of the Living in Poland, walking  alongside a vast cross-section of the international Jewish community in a poignant expression of solidarity with victims of the Holocaust. The Chief Rabbi carries a Sefer read more
  • Chief Rabbi reflects on contemporary role of faith at Foreign Office event

    At a recent Foreign and Commonwealth Office event, the Chief Rabbi appeared in conversation with BBC Radio 4 presenter Ed Stourton, who questioned him on issues of both local and global importance. Chief Rabbi Mirvis reflected on the concerning rise read more
  • ‘Let’s support Israel proactively,’ Chief Rabbi tells conference

    1500 Israel supporters rallied to attend the Jewish Leadership Council’s ‘We Believe in Israel’ conference, at which the Chief Rabbi was a principal speaker. He decried the vilification of those who support the Jewish state by those who oppose it, read more
  • Chief Rabbi inducts two new Rabbis into office

      Having spent Shabbat with a handful of Birmingham communities, the Chief Rabbi proceeded to Manchester, where he inducted two new Rabbis into office before their thrilled prospective communities. Chief Rabbi Mirvis first delivered a congratulatory address to Rabbi Benjy read more