Join Our Mailing List

Sponsor Us!

Judaism:
Chief Rabbis of England


Judaism: Table of Contents | Orthodoxy | Reform Movement


Print Friendly and PDF

The provincial communities generally affiliated themselves with the Great Synagogue in London and the Rabbi of The Great was acknowledged as their spiritual head. Initially the Rabbi of the Great was not acknowledged as such by the members of the Hambro, but when Hart Lyon became Rabbi of the Great in 1758 it was agreed that henceforward the Rabbi of the Great would be recognised by all Ashkenazi communities as the Chief Rabbi of Jews throughout Britain, and in due course the Empire as well.

1696-1700

Judah Loeb Cohen

1700-1704

Aaron the Scribe of Dublin

1704-1756

Aaron Hart

1758-1764

Hart Lyon

1765-1792

David Tevele Schiff

1802-1842

Solomon Hirschell

1845-1890

Nathan Marcus Adler

1891-1911

Hermann Adler

1913-1946

Joseph Herman Hertz

1948-1965

Israel Brodie

1967-1991

Immanuel Jacobowitz

1991-2013

Jonathan Sacks

2013-Present

Ephraim Mirvis


Sources: Jewish Historical Society of England

Back to Top