Office of the Chief Rabbi

Social Responsibility

  • 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’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