Office of the Chief Rabbi

Social Responsibility

  • 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 returns from India

    On Wednesday 28th December, 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, the read more
  • The Chief Rabbi’s Ben Azzai Programme

    The question is asked in the Jerusalem Talmud: “What is the most important verse of the entire Torah?” Ben Azzai gives the answer: “Genesis 5:1, which reads: ‘This is the book of the generations of man on the day that read more
  • Chief Rabbi tours UJIA projects in the Galil

    The Chief Rabbi toured charity projects across the Galil region of Israel to observe firsthand how the generosity of the UK Jewish community has benefited young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. He was guided by UJIA CEO Michael Weiger around several  read more
  • Chief Rabbi appointed a patron of Bowel Cancer UK

    The Chief Rabbi has been appointed a patron of Bowel Cancer UK, a charity dedicated to saving lives and transforming life expectancies by improving public awareness of a disease that affects thousands of UK citizens each year. Reflecting on his read more
  • Statement: Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

    Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week In light of a new week-long drive by campaigners and charities to boost awareness of everyday sexual abuse and violence – a horrifying reality sustained by a shameful culture of silence – the read more
  • The Chief Rabbi’s trip to India

    The Chief Rabbi has just returned from an historic trip to India during which he visited ancient communities in Cochin, Mumbai, Kolkatta and Delhi, as well as social responsibility projects in some of the country’s most deprived areas. The ten-day read more
  • The Chief Rabbi takes ‘IsrACTION’

    Yesterday, Mill Hill United Synagogue received the Chief Rabbi on the occasion of both a community simcha and a pro-Israel charity drive. Chief Rabbi Mirvis issued a blessing and Chanukah-themed message to some of the community’s newest additions in a 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
  • 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