Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Right Honorable Lord

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis Sacks and Louise (Libby) Frumkin (Sacks)
Husband of Elaine Libby Sacks
Father of <private> Sacks; <private> Sacks and Dina White
Brother of <private> Sacks; <private> Sacks and <private> Sacks

Occupation: Chief Rabbi, United Kingdom, Chief rabbi of Great Britain
Managed by: Louis Frydman
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About Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Jonathan Henry Sacks, Baron Sacks, Kt (born 8 March 1948, London) is the past Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. His Hebrew name is Yaakov Zvi. On 13 July 2009 it was announced that Sacks was recommended for a life peerage with a seat in the House of Lords by the House of Lords Appointments Commission. He took the style Baron Sacks of Aldgate in the City of London.

He was made an Honorary Freeman of the London Borough of Barnet in September 2006.

  • Sacks was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2005 'for services to the Community and to Inter-faith Relations'.
  • In September 2001 the Archbishop of Canterbury conferred on him a doctorate of divinity in recognition of his first ten years in the Chief Rabbinate of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
  • In 2004, his book "The Dignity of Difference" was awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Religion.
  • Chief Rabbi