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  • 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
  • Chief Rabbi voices his support for victims of abuse

    The Chief Rabbi marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by visiting a Jewish Women’s Aid stall that had been specially erected in a local shopping
  • Building bridges with the Muslim community

    The Chief Rabbi addresses students of Azhar Academy The Chief Rabbi addressed the entire student body and attendant teachers at an Orthodox Muslim Girls’ School. He reminded Azhar Academy pupils
  • 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