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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