Office of the Chief Rabbi


  • Chief Rabbi joins The Archbishop of Canterbury in Israel

    Earlier this month, the Chief Rabbi was delighted to accompany The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on his visit to Jerusalem, Israel. It was truly a unique moment in history. The Chief Rabbi was moved to comment, “I would so read more
  • Chief Rabbi backs The Great Get Together

    On 17th and 18th June this year, The #GreatGetTogether, in memory of Jo Cox MP, will look to celebrate the values that the British people share in common. These values will be expressed through events throughout the country, at which read more
  • Chief Rabbi joins HRH Prince Charles for ‘Step up to Serve’ and #iwill social action campaign

    The Chief Rabbi was delighted to join HRH the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace for a meeting of the ‘Step up to Serve’ Advisory Council which comprises leaders from across the business, education, voluntary and public sector. The Chief read more
  • The Chief Rabbi’s Ben Azzai Programme

    On Wednesday 28th December 2016, 16 outstanding university students travelled to Mumbai for an immersive and extraordinary study trip to better understand the Jewish response to extreme poverty, as part of the Chief Rabbi’s Ben Azzai Programme. During the trip, read more
  • The Chief Rabbi and the Archbishop of Canterbury launch the ‘In Good Faith’ Initiative

    On Monday 14th November, the ‘In Good Faith’ initiative was launched at Lambeth Palace. More than seventy Rabbis and Priests from around the UK have gathered in London for an historic day of dialogue. “In Good Faith” was created by read more
  • The Chief Rabbi attends interfaith Iftars during Ramadan

    Over the past few weeks, the Chief Rabbi has been privileged to take part in several Iftars, the traditional fast-breaking meal for Muslims observing Ramadan. As well as attending an Iftar hosted by the Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev at his read more
  • In the press: Minorities must ‘pass the Norman Tebbit test’

    The Telegraph reports on the Chief Rabbi’s call for faith communities to “pass the Norman Tebbit test”, a school of thought that regards a minority’s support for their host country’s sporting team as evidence of their successful integration into society. read more
  • A message to our Christian friends

    In a show of solidarity and respect to members of the Christian faith, the Chief Rabbi has released a message to Christian friends on Christmas Eve. As well as celebrating a significant year for Jewish-Christian relations, in which Christian leaders read more
  • In the Press: The Chief Rabbi recommends teaching Islam

    The Jewish Chronicle revealed Chief Rabbi Mirvis’ decision to embrace new criteria for the teaching of other religions, with faith schools now obliged to educate students in a second faith for the revamped Religious Studies GCSE. ‘Teach Islam in our read more
  • Chief Rabbi: Jewish schools should teach Islam

    The Chief Rabbi has availed of new requirements for the Religious Studies GCSE by recommending that Jewish secondary schools teach Islam to their students as a means of providing enlightenment about a “poorly understood religion.” This follows a stipulation by read more