Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE is a British Rabbi based in Stamford Hill in North East London.
Born in London and based in the city for most of his life, he is a committed member of a wider ‘global village’, having studied at Yeshivos in France, Canada and the USA and working with communities across the world.
He is Chairman of the Arab-Jewish Forum of Great Britain and Chairman and founder of the Muslim-Jewish Forum, a ground-breaking organisation founded in 2000 to improve relations between Muslims and Jews in the UK and beyond. He is also the Chairman of Shomrim NE London, a community safety organisation that was praised in the United Nations after their work supporting Muslim neighbours in the wake of the 2017 terrorist attack in Finsbury Park. His role as a mediator is not confined to the domestic arena. He is Deputy Chairman of the Next Century Foundation, working for peace and reconciliation in regions and countries suffering from conflict.
He is Director of Ohr Avrohom, a charity which is engaged in educational and humanitarian projects in the UK and internationally, he also works closely with Jewish communities, primarily in the UK, Europe and the Middle-East, assisting them in community development, Jewish education and religious needs. He is a spiritual mentor for European Jewish students.
Rabbi Gluck was appointed an OBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to interfaith understanding. In the past year he has been quoted in British Parliament for his lifetime commitment to inter-communal understanding and his work countering Anti-Semitism in the UK.