Lord Sacks served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 - 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 15 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. His Covenant & Conversation: Weekly Thoughts on the Parasha have a worldwide readership.
Rabbi Sacks currently serves as the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University and the Kressel and Efrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University.