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  • The Chief Rabbi’s Ben Azzai Programme

    The question is asked in the Jerusalem Talmud: “What is the most important verse of the entire Torah?” Ben Azzai gives the answer: “Genesis 5:1, which reads: ‘This is the
  • Yeshurun: Shabbat Under the Stars

    Event Shabbat became an outdoor adventure when members of the Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation joined family and friends to pitch tents at the Bowley Scout Camp in Blackburn. The programme for
  • CCE: The Impact 2016

    Since its inception two years ago, the Centre for Community Excellence (formerly Centre for Rabbinic Excellence) has evolved into an invaluable hub for sharing best practice, sourcing creative ideas
  • Join the Chief Rabbi at Midnight Selichot

    Please join the Chief Rabbi for this year’s ‘Midnight Selichot’, which will be held on Motzei Shabbat of 24th September, at Hendon United Synagogue. Rabbi Eliyahu Silverman will give a
  • Chief Rabbi celebrates 175 years of South African Jewry

    The Chief Rabbi and Valerie Mirvis were delighted to join celebrations in South Africa to mark the 175th anniversary of the Jewish community. On Monday night, they were received as
  • As one Prime Minister steps down and another takes over, the Chief Rabbi offers tributes

    ‘As David Cameron’s tenure as Prime Minister ends, I wish to take this opportunity to thank him for his deep friendship and for his unwavering commitment to promoting the values
  • Kenton: Residential Shabbaton

    Event A spirit of unity was fostered very successfully during Kenton’s Residential Shabbaton in the Buckinghamshire countryside, as participants, including those who are housebound and can’t ordinarily make it to
  • The Chief Rabbi attends interfaith Iftars during Ramadan

    Over the past few weeks, the Chief Rabbi has been privileged to take part in several Iftars, the traditional fast-breaking meal for Muslims observing Ramadan. As well as attending an
  • Kingston, Surbiton & District: Seaside Shabbaton

    Event A cross-section of the Kingston community joined with the Bournemouth congregation for a residential Shabbaton that allowed them to celebrate Shabbat in a warm, family atmosphere with communal meals,
  • Rebbetzens join Valerie Mirvis for leadership seminar day

    The latest seminar day in Valerie Mirvis’ Investing in Rebbetzens series, ‘You, Your Community, Your Family’ focused on helping 30 Rebbetzens maximise their contribution to their communities while creating a