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Chief Rabbi David Rosen

Country: Israel

Organizations: American Jewish Congress

Expertise: Education, Mediation, Peacebuilding

Religious affiliation: Judaism

American Jewish Committee, International Director of Interreligious Affairs

Rabbi David Rosen was the Chief Rabbi of Ireland and the senior rabbi of the largest Orthodox Jewish Congregation in South Africa. Today he is one of the most prominent Jewish leaders in the field of interreligious affairs.


Career Summary:

  • AJC‘s International Director of Interreligious Affairs and its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding
  • Past Chairman of IJCIC, the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations
  • Honorary Advisor on Interfaith Relations to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel
  • Honorary President of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ)
  • Knighted by the Vatican in 2005 as Commander of the Order of Gregory the Great. Decorated CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2010 by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.