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Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim

Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim
Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, French philopher and rabbi, currently holds the position of Chief Rabbi of France.  Before he assumed this position in January of 2009, Bernheim was the rabbi of Paris’s largest synagogue, La Victoire – a position he had held since May of 1997.
Rabbi Berheim is hailed as being open-minded and liberal in his approach toward interfaith relations.  He was appointed as a Knight in the French Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honor) in April of 2009.