Office of the Chief Rabbi

Social Responsibility

  • Schlepping Nachas: Chief Rabbi tours communities for Mitzvah Day

    The Chief Rabbi was at the forefront of Mitzvah Day activities last week, as the now globally-observed day of collective social action celebrated its tenth anniversary. Synagogues, schools and youth movements, both from within the Jewish community and beyond, devoted read more
  • Chief Rabbi visits the Idomeni refugee camp with US delegation

    The Chief Rabbi led a delegation of United Synagogue Rabbis on a trip to one of Greece’s largest refugee camps to meet refugees and to gauge the impact of the Jewish community’s response to the region’s ongoing humanitarian crisis. British read more
  • In the Press: The Chief Rabbi’s first year in office

    Speaking to Simon Rocker of the Jewish Chronicle, the Chief Rabbi enthuses about the Jewish communities’ he has visited and is yet to visit, reiterates his support for women’s active involvement in prayer within the boundaries of Halacha and goes read more
  • The Chief Rabbi calls for a focus on human dignity

    Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has just returned from the World Economic Forum 2014 (WEF), which took place between 23-25 January in Davos, Switzerland. The focus of this year’s annual gathering of world leaders from across politics, economics and civil society read more
  • Come with me: The Chief Rabbi’s Installation Address

    On 1st September 2013, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was installed as the 11th Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. The ceremony was held at St John’s Wood Synagogue and attended by HRH The Prince of Wales read more