The first yarhzeit (the anniversary of a person’s passing) of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks זצ׳׳ל will be on 25th-26th October 2021 – 20th Cheshvan 5782.

To mark this, The Rabbi Sacks Legacy Trust is inviting individuals, families, schools, organisations and communities from around the world to come together to remember the impact Rabbi Sacks made on the Jewish world and beyond, and to learn and teach some of his Torah.

Click here to download a schedule of some of the programmes taking place around the world!


Five units have been produced, and each one includes a video, multiple sources, and discussion questions to guide you through a particular focus of Rabbi Sacks’ writings. The five themes are: Community, Family, Israel, Jewish Identity, and Religion and Science. Please click on the links below to download the resources.

If you or your community, organisation, or school would like to become involved in, or learn more about this initiative, please contact Joanna Benarroch.

1) Community

2) Family

3) Israel

4) Jewish Identity

5) Religion and Science

משאבים בעברית

למה להיות יהודי

דת ומדע

May the soul of Rabbi Sacks be elevated in merit of the learning we will do in his memory.

A note to Educators and Organisers

If you are running an event as part of this initiative, we would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete the Google Form below, to help us build up a complete schedule of all the activities taking place.

Please also include our logo on all your communication materials, uniting your community’s learning with the worldwide initiative of Communities in Conversation.

Version 1 of the logo (transparent background)    |   Version 2 of the logo    |    Version 3 of the logo (white)

If you wish to support the ongoing work of The Rabbi Sacks Legacy Trust and its mission to ensure Rabbi Sacks’ ideas and teachings continue to inspire ours and future generations, please click here.