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  • Chief Rabbi: Jewish schools should teach Islam

    The Chief Rabbi has availed of new requirements for the Religious Studies GCSE by recommending that Jewish secondary schools teach Islam to their students as a means of providing enlightenment
  • Borehamwood & Elstree: A Covent Garden Chanukah

    Event Everyone in Borehamwood’s blossoming Jewish community was catered for at BES’ Covent Garden in the Wood Chanukah Party as the congregation came together to celebrate the Festival of Lights.
  • Pinner Shul & Moriah school: Chanukah panto and party

    Event A Chanukah party organised by Pinner Shul and held at Moriah Jewish Day School brought together the Moriah and non-Moriah community for the first time, enlightening participants about the
  • 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
  • Chanukah: The Chief Rabbi at Trafalgar Square and Speaker’s House

    Crowning the Chief Rabbi’s string of Chanukah engagements this week was an appearance at the Jewish community’s annual public celebration honouring the Festival of Lights, ‘Chanukah in the Square.’ Chief
  • Chanukah: Chief Rabbi lights up heart of Jewish Community

    Last night the Chief Rabbi lit Chanukiot in both Westminster and Whitehall for the fourth night of Chanukah. Jewish community leaders came out in force for the Board of Deputies’
  • Chanukah: Chief Rabbi kindles festive spirit at care home

    For the third night of Chanukah, the Chief Rabbi was warmly received by residents, families and staff at The Sidney and Ruza Last Foundation, also known as SAGE Care Home.
  • Pinner: Simply Tsfat Chanukah Concert

    Event In an attempt to revive attendance at its communal Chanukah event, Pinner shul staged a very popular candle lighting and concert with the Chassidic band Simply Tsfat, in this
  • St John’s Wood: Community Shabbat with IDF soldiers

    Event St John’s Wood Shul wanted to capture that Shabbat UK feeling, so resolved to host a similar family-oriented affair with some special guests. A group of 36 Israeli soldiers
  • The Chief Rabbi’s statement on the COP21 Climate Change conference

    As politicians and dignitaries converge on Paris to discuss how best to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate against extreme climate change, the Chief Rabbi has released a statement reflecting