Lord Sacks was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth between 1991 and 2013.
Educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge he pursued postgraduate studies at New College, Oxford, and King’s College London . The Chief Rabbi holds 14 honorary degrees, including a Doctor of Divinity conferred by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He has received a number of prizes, including the Jerusalem Prize 1995 for his contribution to diaspora Jewish life and The Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award from Ben Gurion University. He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2005 and made a Life Peer in 2009. He has written 24 books, a number of which have won literary awards, including the Grawemeyer Prize for Religion in 2004 for The Dignity of Difference.