Lord Jonathan Sacks

Sacks gets another title

May 19, 2011

Lord Sacks is "thrilled and deeply touched" by the renaming of the Morasha school in Finchley as the Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary on its proposed move to Regents Park Road premises in 2012.


A family affair for Bnei Akiva

May 12, 2011

Bnei Akiva ran a Yom Hazikaron/Yom Ha'atzmaut event for the whole community on Monday at Finchley Synagogue where the 1,300 guests included Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks and Israeli envoy Ron Prosor.


Chief Rabbi warns Lords on Hamas

By Jennifer Lipman, May 5, 2011

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has given the government a stern warning about peace in the Middle East, marking the first time he has spoken about Israel in the House of Lords.

The comments came during a debate in Parliament yesterday about the Middle East peace process.


Chief and Archbishop are environmentally friendly at seminar

By Jessica Elgot, March 24, 2011

The Chief Rabbi was among a number of community representatives at an interfaith seminar on the environment, initiated by the London School of Jewish Studies and held at Lambeth Palace on Monday.


The chief will go to church

By Simon Rocker, March 17, 2011

The newly elected president of the Reform movement, Rabbi Tony Bayfield, took an active part for the first time in the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on Monday, reciting a prayer he wrote for the occasion about the contribution of women.


Chief and final set for Rosh Hashanah

By Simon Rocker, March 10, 2011

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks is embarking on his last major literary project in office - a complete set of festival prayer books.

His Rosh Hashanah machzor, with a new English translation and commentary, is scheduled to be out in time for the New Year this September, followed by one for Yom Kippur in 2012.


Chief Rabbi honoured in Israel

March 10, 2011

The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has received a prestigious award from Israel's Ben Gurion University for his contribution to society.

The Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award was made in recognition of his work "as a widely-published theologian and philosopher whose aspirations for truth and mutual respect of all peoples guide his actions".


Lord Sacks joins Dalai Lama as faith prize winner

By Jennifer Lipman, March 3, 2011

The chief rabbi has joined the 14th Dalia Lama and the former Archbishop of Canterbury as a recipient of a prestigious award honouring people who turn their “faith into action”.

Lord Sacks will be awarded this year’s Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award by Ben-Gurion University at a ceremony in Israel next week.


Leaders on same page as Chief Rabbi

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 10, 2011

Ten up and coming Manchester Jewish community leaders were given a reading list by the Chief Rabbi during a weekend in London when they met top communal personalities.

Manchester UJIA United Jewish Leadership Group members spent Shabbat with Rafi Zarum, head of the London School of Jewish Studies, hearing how he had helped to turn around the former Jews' College.

The group then split between Masorti's New North London Synagogue, Finchley Synagogue and the North Western Reform Synagogue in Golders Green.


We must prioritise saving marriage, says Deech

By Jessica Elgot, February 10, 2011

The Chief Rabbi has urged the coalition to make marriage a firm part of its commitment to the "Big Society."

At Thursday's Lords debate on marriage and support in British society, Lord Sacks was due to argue that married parents better equip children for the tougher economic and social conditions, which are likely to lie ahead.

He described marriage as the best way to form a strong family, a "publicly demonstrated act of commitment".