Rabbi Sacks is considered by many to be one of the foremost religious philosophers of our time. His moral voice influences different cultures, beliefs and communities and he works tirelessly on behalf of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Rabbi Sacks served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013 and is now an internationally sought-after lecturer and a visiting professor at leading universities. He has been awarded 16 honorary doctorates. He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2005 and made a Life Peer, taking his seat in the House of Lords in 2009. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was recently named the winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize.