Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

Chief Rabbi Mirvis announces additional prayer for the armed forces

By Naomi Firsht, November 4, 2014

The Prayer for the Royal Family will now include a prayer of protection for the armed forces.

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis announced the addition to the centuries’ old prayer in time for centenary Remembrance Sunday services this weekend.


Chief Rabbi Mirvis: Shabbat UK has made history

By Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, October 29, 2014

We set our expectations high — and British Jewry exceeded them.

We are still under the spell of a mesmerising and historic weekend.


Shabbat UK volunteers demonstrate how to get your challah in a twist

October 23, 2014
Ahead of Shabbat UK's Great Challah Make Off this evening, Rebbetzin Dove demonstrates how to knead your dough and plait your challah.


Interview: Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

By Simon Rocker, September 18, 2014

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has given his whole-hearted backing for Shabbat prayer groups for Orthodox women - once regarded as so controversial that his predecessor Lord Sacks barred them from synagogues for many years.

In his first interview since taking office a year ago, the chief rabbi said that women's prayer groups were "an excellent facility for us to have in our communities".


Plan to grant Chief Rabbi freedom of Barnet

By Marcus Dysch, September 17, 2014

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is expected to be granted the freedom of the London borough of Barnet in recognition of his contribution to the community.

Councillors plan to recognise his “eminent services within the borough, nationally and internationally, to the enhancement of the Jewish community and the promotion of inter-faith understanding and community cohesion”.


David Cameron pledges to protect Jews from hatred

By Marcus Dysch, September 10, 2014

David Cameron has reaffirmed his determination to protect British Jews from rising antisemitism and hatred.

In a letter to Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis to mark the annual High Holy day Annual Conference of Rabbis, the Prime Minister said Britain would always be a safe home for Jewish people.


Speak for yourself - the changing face of community protest

By Marcus Dysch, September 4, 2014

The success of a grassroots-led rally against antisemitism could herald a new era of Jewish advocacy in Britain, campaigners believe.

The Campaign Against Antisemitism’s demonstration in central London on Sunday was orgnaised by a small number of activists unaffiliated to traditional communal groups.


Chief Rabbi warns of 'huge anxiety' over hate increase in UK

By JC Reporter, August 15, 2014

British Jews are deeply concerned at the rising level of antisemitism in the UK, the Chief Rabbi has warned.

Ephraim Mirvis said there was “no sense of panic but huge anxiety” at the increase in antisemitic incidents reported since the beginning of the conflict in Gaza.


Chief Rabbi Mirvis: assisted dying Bill is 'dangerous'

By Sandy Rashty, July 18, 2014

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has condemned a Bill which would allow doctors to end the lives of terminally ill patients.

The Assisted Dying Bill, which was due to be debated in the House of Lords today, would permit lethal drugs to be administered to people with less than six months to live.


Hundreds gather at London vigil for murdered teenagers

By Daniel Easterman, July 2, 2014

Hundreds of people gathered for a candlelit vigil outside the Israeli embassy on Wednesday night to express their solidarity with the bereaved families of the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and killed in the West Bank.

Representatives of major communal organisations were present, including the Jewish Leadership Council, the Board of Deputies, UJIA and the Zionist Federation.