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  • Central Synagogue: Shabbat with Rabbi Shaw

    Event After glowing feedback following a previous scholar-in-residence Shabbaton, Central wanted to recreate this multifaceted communal Shabbat by inviting the renowned Rabbi Andrew Shaw to address the congregation at various
  • Pinner & Norwich: Twinning Shabbat

    Event The Pinner and Norwich communities were looking to fortify relations between their congregations after an initial successful Shabbat together in Norwich. A full Shabbat programme included jovial Shabbat meals
  • 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
  • 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
  • In the Press: Chief Rabbi’s letter in The Times

    In a letter published in The Times today, the Chief Rabbi urges to readers  to appreciate the complexity of the refugee crisis after a poll suggested that public sympathy for
  • Safeguarding seminar spearheaded by Chief Rabbi

    Over 120 rabbis and rebbetzins journeyed from across the UK to attend a safeguarding training seminar spearheaded by the Chief Rabbi. The aim was to educate and empower religious leaders,
  • Chief Rabbi spearheads safeguarding training for Rabbinate

    Over 120 rabbis and rebbetzins journeyed from across the UK to attend a safeguarding training seminar spearheaded by the Chief Rabbi. The objective was to educate and empower religious leaders,
  • Chief Rabbi calls for tolerance in wake of Paris attacks

    The Chief Rabbi has condemned the Paris terrorist attacks in the strongest possible terms, while urging the Jewish community to resist a dangerous tendency to blame the refugees fleeing the
  • In the Press: The Chief Rabbi visits refugees

    A Jewish Chronicle reporter accompanied the Chief Rabbi on his travels to Greece where, together with a delegation of United Synagogue Rabbis, he listened to the tales of migrants fleeing
  • 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