Office of the Chief Rabbi


  • Chief Rabbi on the Peshawar Massacre

    “In common with the entire Jewish community, I was appalled and disgusted at the cruel murder by members of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan of 145 people on 16 December 2014 at the Army Public School in Peshawar. 132 of the Taliban’s victims… read more

  • Appointment of Get Case Worker for London Beth Din

    The London Beth Din, the Court of the Chief Rabbi, has appointed Joanne Greenaway, an arbitration lawyer with a major City law firm, to the newly created position of Case Worker to assist the Beth Din with managing divorce cases.… read more

  • Chief Rabbi on the Sydney Siege

    “When he welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron to Parliament House in Canberra in November, Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, said:
    “Long ago, Madam Speaker, Australians ceased to regard Britain as the mother country, but we are still family”.
    This genuine… read more

  • Chief Rabbi Mirvis returns from inaugural visit to Australia and New Zealand

    Chief Rabbi Ephraim and Rebbetzin Valerie Mirvis have returned from a very busy and highly rewarding official visit to Australia and New Zealand.
    For his first visit down-under, the Chief Rabbi was clear that his priority was to meet and… read more

  • Reflections on the Chief Rabbi’s Visit

    As published in The Australian Jewish News
    As Australia welcomes newly appointed Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Rabbi Yaakov Glasman reflects on rabbinic roles generally and that of the Chief Rabbi in particular.… read more
    Australian Jewry is all the richer as we

  • Chief Rabbi’s Message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, patron of Jewish Women’s Aid, speaks about domestic violence.… read more

  • Chief Rabbi Mirvis in Australia

    As published in The Australian Jewish News
    Hail to the chief
    The Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Ephraim Mirvis arrived in Australia this week for his first trip Down Under since taking on the role… read more

  • Chief Rabbi’s Prayer

    27 Mar Cheshvan 5775
    In light of the recent brutal terrorist attack at Kehilat Bnei Torah Synagogue, Har Nof, Jerusalem, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has composed the following prayer to be recited in Commonwealth communities after the Prayer for the… read more

  • Chief Rabbi Mirvis visits Australia and New Zealand

    Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has embarked on his first Commonwealth visit to Australia and New Zealand this week. The Chief Rabbi has a packed two-week schedule incorporating Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Melbourne in Australia as well as Wellington and Auckland… read more

  • Terror Attack in Jerusalem

    Following this morning’s attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem in which four worshippers were killed, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said: “I am horrified and disgusted at the slaughter of innocent people in a synagogue. This is an affront to all… read more