Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

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.


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.


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.


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.


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”.


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.


Chief rabbi to live in Hendon

By Simon Rocker, May 3, 2013

The next Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, is to live in Hendon, rather than St Johns’ Wood as his predecessor, it was announced today.

The Central Synagogue in the West End of London will serve as his city base, with plans to provide a reception and other meeting rooms for him.


Right choice began at home

By Joel Braunold, January 3, 2013

After months of leaks, rumours, deadlock and a search that spanned the globe, the committee to find the next chief rabbi picked Ephraim Mirvis of Kinloss. He is a wonderful rabbi with one of Britain's most prominent pulpits and he is someone that most in the Orthodox community knew all along was the correct candidate for the job.


What Rabbi Mirvis can do to make a difference

By Dr Ben Elton, January 3, 2013

The white smoke has gone up. Ephraim Mirvis is to be the seventh Chief Rabbi since the office was established in 1845. He is an unusual choice. He is 10 years older than most of his predecessors were when they started and is known as a pastor rather than a scholar. However, that brings certain advantages.