Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

Chief Rabbi Mirvis joins Young Jewish Care

By Sandy Rashty, October 25, 2013

Young Jewish Care patrons applauded Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at a fundraising Friday night dinner last week.

The event at Kinloss synagogue, formerly headed by Rabbi Mirvis, was attended by 150 enthusiastic young professionals and raised X for Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre in Hendon, which has an annual deficit of £413,000.


The JC Profile: Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu

October 17, 2013

Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu, one of the UK’s most eminent rabbis, is not a man to remain silent. Despite stepping down as head of the London Beth Din in 2006, he continues to make waves, this week by renewing his opposition to Orthodox Jews attending Limmud, in response to Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis’s intention to attend.


Chief Rabbi Mirvis's dignified silence

October 17, 2013

It is difficult to think of a more crass, ill-judged and ultimately self-defeating intervention in a communal issue than the statement issued last week by a group of seven strictly-Orthodox rabbis. The issue of the Chief Rabbi’s attendance at Limmud is long running. To the disappointment of many, Lord Sacks chose not to attend.


It's courage versus arrogance in the Mirvis Limmud row

By Daniel Finkelstein, October 17, 2013

Look, I hope you won’t mind what I have to say here. It’s just that, well, I think it needs to be said, however diffident I am about it.


Mirvis and Kapoor get their JW3 (mezuzah) fix

By Anna Sheinman, October 3, 2013

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has praised the new JW3, calling it, like the mezuzah he was affixing at the venue, “glorious on the outside, magnificent on the inside”.

Rabbi Mirvis blessed the mezuzah, designed by renowned sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor, at a ceremony on Tuesday evening.


Chief Rabbi to launch £50m JW3 community centre

By Hannah Pupkewitz, September 13, 2013

New Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis will attend the opening of JW3, London's £50 million Jewish community centre, on October 1.

He will give a speech and attach the centre's mezuzah, which has been designed by world-renowned artist Sir Anish Kapoor.


Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis' to-do list

September 13, 2013

Three members of the community outline priorities for the new leader:

Rabbi Sybil Sheridan

Chief Rabbi Mirvis has been installed in office on a tide of goodwill from the wider Jewish community. It is to be hoped he will not squander it by being drawn into petty politicking and pointless stands on principle.


Chief Rabbi Mirvis off to a flying start with synagogue visits

By Simon Rocker, September 13, 2013

New Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has embarked on a busy programme of synagogue visits during his first weeks in office.

Four days after his installation, he spoke at Woodside Park United Synagogue, one of around 150 central Orthodox congregtions in the UK and the Commonwealth under his aegis — on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.


Warm response to new chief Mirvis from Progressives

By Simon Rocker, September 3, 2013

The new Chief Rabbi entered office on Sunday on a wave of cross-communal goodwill that augured well for co-operation across the religious streams.

Progressive leaders responded warmly to the Orthodox leader’s inaugural address, which emphasised unity and interfaith harmony.


Installation of the new Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

By Simon Rocker, September 3, 2013

The entire congregation of over 1,400 had managed to be in their seats before the start of the service and they did not utter a word for its hour and three-quarters duration.

Installations of a Chief Rabbi are few and far between — just 11 in 300 years.