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  • 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
  • 20 Years of Pikuach: A celebration of the Jewish schools inspectorate

    Yesterday evening saw leading lights of the Jewish educational community descend on ORT House to celebrate two decades of Pikuach, the Jewish community’s only accredited school’s inspectorate. Director of Pikuach,
  • The Chief Rabbi welcomes Nicolas Sarkozy to London

    The Chief Rabbi welcomed the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to the UK last night, expressing his thanks to the Republican Leader for an unerring commitment to protecting his nation’s
  • 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
  • Yeshurun: Friday Night Series

    Event Well over 100 people attended the inaugural event of Yeshurun’s eagerly-anticipated Friday Night Live Series, which was a resounding success. Keen to increase attendance and improve the atmosphere at
  • 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
  • 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