Rabbi Danny Rich statement on the Balfour Centenary

By Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism 30 October 2017 Liberal Judaism representatives and communities, in common with much of world Jewry, will mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration at a series of events with thanks, pride and hope. Conscious of the 3,000 year old historic link … Read More

Judge Rinder praises ‘heroic’ Progressive movements

2 November 2017 TV star and barrister Robert Rinder has heralded the ‘heroic’ achievements of Liberal and Reform Judaism on LGBTQI+ rights. Speaking at a Service of Celebration, at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, ITV’s Judge Rinder said that the Progressive movements had “paved the way for a new generation who … Read More

How Liberal Judaism will mark the Balfour Centenary

30 October 2017 Liberal Judaism’s rabbis, leaders and members will take part in a number of events this week to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, including: 1) Monday 30 October – Liberal Judaism representatives will attend a Reception to Celebrate the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration, hosted by the … Read More

Balfour centenary event to take place in Northwood

23 October 2017 Join Arzenu UK (formerly Pro-Zion) and the Alliance of Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue at 7pm on Monday October 30 for a celebration of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. The event will see two distinguished and celebrated speakers in conversation with … Read More

Israel Update: Women of the Wall subjected to body searches

24 August 2017 Despite an order by the High Court of Justice in Israel banning them, invasive body searches of women at the Western Wall complex in Jerusalem are still being carried out. Daisy Bogod, a young London-based Progressive Jew who works within both Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism in … Read More

Israel Ambassador expresses empathy for progressive concerns

7 July 2017 Rabbis covering the spectrum of British Progressive Jewry met with Mark Regev, the Ambassador of Israel, to express their outrage regarding the Israeli Government’s decisions to abandon the plan for an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel (Western Wall) and to progress a Conversion Bill that would … Read More

Alliance appoints Israel Desk coordinator

4 July 2017 Britain’s Alliance for Progressive Judaism has appointed Carrie Shaw as its Israel Desk coordinator, the first ever position in UK Reform or Liberal Jewry to be funded by partners in Israel. The Israel Desk brings together a table of partners – Liberal Judaism, Reform Judaism, the Israel … Read More

Alliance statement on reversal of egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel

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26 June 2017 A statement by Rabbis Laura Janner-Klausner and Danny Rich on behalf of Britain’s Alliance for Progressive Judaism Israel Desk: This reversal of a promise made by the Israeli Government, under pressure from the Ultra-Orthodox, is a betrayal of Israeli and Diaspora Jewry. The Diaspora stands with Progressive … Read More

Launch of new Patrons scheme at House of Lords

23 June 2017 Liberal Judaism launched a brand new fundraising project at last night’s Patrons’ Dinner in the House of Lords. Our movement is looking for new supporters to truly make Liberal Judaism the home for your Jewish story. In order to fulfil our responsibilities and bring Judaism to those … Read More

IMPJ Yom Ha’atzmaut Appeal 2017

27 April 2017 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk would like to wish you Yom Hatzmaut Sameach! As we celebrate Israel’s 69th Birthday let’s take the time think of our sister movement in Israel, the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, the great work they do in Israel … Read More