The Chief Rabbi speaks to the Jewish Chronicle’s Simon Rocker about the purposes of the Centre for Rabbinic Excellence, which has begun by primarily providing funding to synagogues for additional educational and cultural programming, but will spearhead further community-strengthening initiatives read more
The Chief Rabbi delighted the Cambridge community by undertaking to dance through the streets with a new Sefer Torah before its installation in the Thompson’s Lane synagogue.
The Chief Rabbi parades a new Torah scroll through the streets of Cambridge, read more
Further to his statement on The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia, the Chief Rabbi makes clear that such crimes must also be challenged in the UK. He reiterates the long-standing position of his Office read more
In a response to findings by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which convened in light of the discovery of grave abuses against minors within the Melbourne and Sydney communities, the Chief Rabbi condemns the read more
The Chief Rabbi issues a strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks that have sown fear and despair in Copenhagen, drawing a parallel with the carnage in Paris last month and urging society not to be cowed by terror.
“I am read more
The Chief Rabbi laments the loss of Sir Martin Gilbert CBE, a luminary in the Jewish community whose contribution to the discipline of Jewish History, involvement in the Soviet Jewry campaign and honourable character were just a few of the read more
The Chief Rabbi had the privilege of being the Guest of Honour at a dinner given by the Muslim Council of Wales, using his status as a keynote speaker to address the universal religious virtues to which all people of read more
In an official ceremony attended by numerous MPs, the Mayor of Barnet and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, the Chief Rabbi had conferred upon him the Freedom of the London Borough of Barnet.
Barnet Council bestowed read more
Looking to build on previous social and religious activities, Northwood Shul staged a multifaceted evening that revolved around a keynote speech delivered by Sir Eric Pickles, a vocal supporter of the Jewish community and Israel, and also included musical read more
The Chief Rabbi spoke fervently about the need to “proactively remember” the Holocaust and subsequent genocides throughout a day of engagements held to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, which this year coincided with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the read more