Herschel Gluck

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Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE with Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (Metropolitan Police Commissioner)

Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE is a British Rabbi, president of Shomrim in Stamford Hill,[1] chairman of the Arab-Jewish Forum[2] and chairman and founder of the Muslim-Jewish Forum.[3] Established in 2000, the Muslim-Jewish Forum was the first of its type in the world. It deals with a broad range of issues which are of concern to both communities and also serves a role in preventing and defusing tensions.[4]

Gluck’s role as a mediator is not confined to the domestic arena. He has also been heavily involved for some time with the Next Century Foundation, through which he has played a significant role as a mediator in conflicts as diverse as the Sudan and Former Yugoslavia.[5]

Gluck was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to interfaith understanding.[6]

After Joe Lobenstein died on 28 June 2015, aged 88,[7] Gluck was appointed as the new[8] President[9] of the Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish volunteer Neighbourhood Patrol Group.[10]

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  1. ^ https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/revealed-32-antisemitic-attacks-on-jewish-people-in-one-month-in-stamford-hill-a3366331.html
  2. ^ http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/education/hackney_muslim_primary_school_condemns_extremism_nice_lorry_attack_1_4623840
  3. ^ http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/01/uk-jews-muslims-team-hate-150127091540305.html
  4. ^ http://www.iman-worldwide.org/about-us/advisory-board/rabbi-hershel-gluck-obe-united-kingdom
  5. ^ Freedland, Michael (August 7, 2009). "The ambassador of peace inspired by his Jewish faith". The Sunday Times. Times Online. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
  6. ^ "No. 60367". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2012. p. 11.
  7. ^ Joe Lobenstein MBE: Diane Abbott leads tributes to Orthodox Jewish community stalwart, dead at 88 https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/joe-lobenstein-mbe-diane-abbott-leads-tributes-to-orthodox-jewish-community-stalwart-dead-at-88-10350899.html
  8. ^ Shomrim (Stamford Hill) North and East London [@Shomrim] (13 July 2015). "Positive meeting with @HackneyAbbott, joined by JPA Chair Tim Williams & (new) #Shomrim President Rabbi H. Gluck OBE" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ http://hamodia.com/2016/09/08/u-k-s-most-senior-police-officer-visits-mosdos-in-london/
  10. ^ Stamford Hill Shomrim - About http://www.londonshomrim.com/about-us.html