List of Chief Rabbis of the United Hebrew Congregations

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The following list of Chief Rabbis of the United Kingdom gives information regarding the Chief Rabbi of the mainstream majority Orthodox Ashkenazi community of the United Kingdom, and various other Orthodox communities located within the Commonwealth of Nations. The Chief Rabbi's full title is the "Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth".

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Term Incumbent Notes
1704 — 1756 Aaron Hart Chief Rabbi Aaron Hart.jpg Rabbi of the Great Synagogue, died in office
1758 — 1764 Hart Lyon HartLyon.jpg Rabbi of the Great Synagogue, resigned
1765 — 1766 David Tevele Schiff Schiff.jpg Rabbi appointed by the Great Synagogue
1765 — 1780 Meshullam Solomon Appointed in opposition by Hambro and the New Synagogues; return to
Hamburg confirmed the primacy of David Tevele Schiff
1780 — 1791 David Tevele Schiff Schiff.jpg Chief Rabbi, died in office
1791 — 1802 Post vacant
1802 — 1842 Solomon Hirschell Solomon Hirschell.jpg Chief Rabbi, died in office
1845 — 1890 Nathan Marcus Adler NathanMarcusAdler.jpg Chief Rabbi
1891 — 1911 Hermann Adler WP Hermann Adler.jpg Appointed delegate Chief Rabbi in 1879 due to failing health of his father
1913 — 1946 Joseph Herman Hertz Chief Rabbi, died in office
1948 — 1965 Israel Brodie Chief Rabbi, retired
1966 — 1991 Immanuel Jakobovits Chief Rabbi, retired
1991 — 2013 Jonathan Sacks
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Chief Rabbi, retired
2013- Ephraim Mirvis Chief Rabbi

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