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  • 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
  • Chief Rabbi visits Hong Kong Jewish community

    In a flying weekend visit to the Jewish community of Hong Kong, the Chief Rabbi and Valerie Mirvis met with the younger members of local Jewry and were warmly received
  • 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
  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

    The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2016, which is held each year on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, was ‘Don’t Stand By’, a sentiment that informed the Chief
  • Holocaust Memorial Day: ‘No Ifs No Buts’ transcript

    Read the unedited version of the Chief Rabbi’s speech from the national Holocaust Memorial Day Event in which he laments the apathy that is often tragedy’s must reliable collaborator. Watch
  • Brighton & Hove: Lunch and Learn

    Event Having suffered a recent decline in numbers at their weekly Lunch and Learn adult education sessions, Brighton & Hove availed of CRE funding to enhance their learning session by
  • In the Press: Chief Rabbi backs Kaddish role for women

    Reflecting on the benefits of a new United Synagogue guide that encourages women to recite the Kaddish prayer, the Chief Rabbi hopes that the new pamphlet will demystify this crucial
  • Singing with survivors: Chief Rabbi visits Holocaust Survivors Centre

    Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, Chief Rabbi Mirvis paid a visit to a unique Jewish Care facility that provides holistic support and diverse programmes for both Holocaust survivors and refugees
  • Whitefield: Ladies Drama Group

    Event The now established North Manchester Ladies Jewish Drama Group produced and staged an original play to a combined audience of over 515 women and girls, engaging ladies from both
  • Investing in Rebbetzens: Valerie Mirvis spearheads seminar for community’s leading ladies

    In the first instalment of a landmark new series devised to empower and inspire Rebbetzens, the Chief Rabbi’s wife Valerie Mirvis presided over a thought-provoking seminar day of spiritual exploration