Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

Chief Rabbi addresses Welsh Muslims

By Simon Rocker, February 5, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was guest of honour at a Muslim dinner for the first time last night, when he gave the keynote speech to the Muslim Council of Wales.

Addressing an audience of 400 in Cardiff which included Lesley Griffith, Communities Minister of the Welsh Assembly, he emphasised his commitment to Muslim-Jewish co-operation and called for greater dialogue in challenging times.


Why I'm sure that Charles will be a King for the Jews

By Sandy Rashty, February 5, 2015

Princes have visited Israel in a personal capacity and UK prime ministers have made state visits. But a British monarch has never made an official visit to Israel. Yet according to the author of a new book on Prince Charles, the future King of England could be the first to do so - in what would be a seismic event in terms of the Royal Family's relations with Israel.


Chief Rabbi Mirvis welcomes Theresa May’s promise to defend UK Jews

By Marcus Dysch, January 19, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has welcomed Home Secretary Theresa May’s pledge to defend Britain’s Jewish community.

Mrs May told a Board of Deputies meeting on Sunday that the government would fight to keep Jews safe in this country.


Heroes and Villains: Who we liked, and who we didn't, in 2014

By JC Reporters, December 31, 2014


Jewish Care workforce - by Rosa Doherty

Jewish Care employs staff from five continents to look after some of the most vulnerable members of the community.


Limmud 2014: Chief says take pride in Judaism and reach out to others

By Josh Jackman, December 30, 2014

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis arrived at his second Limmud with a message that Jews should take pride in their religion.

Rabbi Mirvis, the first UK chief rabbi to attend the cross-communal event last year, told a large audience that Judaism could be preserved by Jews helping others in a spirit of tikkun olam — healing the world.


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”.