Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

The Chief Rabbi worked out that confrontation was best avoided

By Naftali Brawer, August 30, 2013

I first met Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks when as a 26-year-old I joined his rabbinate to serve Northwood United Synagogue.

In the 17 years that followed I occupied a front-row seat looking onto his career and achievements.

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Chief Rabbi — we are proud of you

By Mick Davis, August 30, 2013

In my communal roles, both at the Jewish Leadership Council and UJIA, one of the real perks has been the opportunity to engage with the Chief Rabbi.

I have always found our relationship to be one of sincerity and warmth.

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Charles will attend Chief’s installation

By Simon Rocker, August 30, 2013

The Prince of Wales is to attend the installation of the new Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at St John’s Wood Synagogue on Sunday. It will the first time a royal presence has graced such an occasion, according to the Office of the Chief Rabbi.

Just two months ago, Prince Charles led the praise at a tribute dinner for Lord Sacks, who is retiring after 22 years in office.

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Chief Rabbi Mirvis expected to attend Limmud

By Simon Rocker, August 30, 2013

Incoming Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has been consulting with his rabbinate over whether he should attend the Limmud winter conference.

Rabbi Mirvis, who will be installed as Chief Rabbi on Sunday, held talks with his rabbis on Limmud and other issues last month, although he is keeping his decision close to his chest.

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Prince Charles will attend new Chief Rabbi’s installation

By Simon Rocker, August 29, 2013

The Prince of Wales is to attend the installation of the new Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at St John’s Wood Synagogue on Sunday.

It will the first time a royal presence has graced such an occasion, according to the Office of the Chief Rabbi.

Just two months ago, Prince Charles led the praise at a tribute dinner for Lord Sacks, who is retiring after 22 years in office.

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Mirvis plans new centre for rabbinic excellence

By Simon Rocker, July 25, 2013

Chief Rabbi-elect Ephraim Mirvis unveiled one of the first practical initiatives he will launch after he takes office at the beginning of September.

The former Finchley United Synagogue minister has kept a low public profile since leaving his congregation at the end of April to prepare to succeed Lord Sacks.

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Goode launch for mitzvah day 2013

By Zoe Winograd, July 8, 2013

Mitzvah Day 2013 was launched at the Mayfair luxury tableware store, Thomas Goode. The 80 guests, friends and interfaith supporters of the day of good deeds heard guest speaker Chief Rabbi-elect Ephraim Mirvis speak about the importance of a “mitzvah”. The reception was donated by Thomas Goode chairman Rumi Verjee

Photos: Yakir Zur

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Rabbi Mirvis names top aide

By Simon Rocker, June 13, 2013

The Office of the Chief Rabbi will have a new chief executive when Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis takes his post in September.

Ari Jesner, 37, a lawyer with Berwin Leighton Paisner in London, will become the new Chief Rabbi’s right-hand man.

Joanna Benarroch, the officer’s current director of the office, will leave to continue to working for Lord Sacks.

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Mirvis consults widely before taking office

By Simon Rocker, June 10, 2013

Chief Rabbi-elect Ephraim Mirvis has embarked on extensive consultations with rabbis and lay leaders as he draws up plans of action.

United Synagogue president Stephen Pack said, “the idea is that when he takes office, he will be able to hit the ground running”.

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US addressing the needs of the next Chief Rabbi

By Simon Rocker, May 13, 2013

Once the Chief Rabbi had to live in London’s East End. For more than a century, holders of the office dwelt closer to the West End, in Hamilton Terrace, St John’s Wood.

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