LJ Rabbinic Conference goes on the road

18 June 2016   Liberal Judaism’s Rabbinic Conference – the monthly meeting where LJ’s rabbis discuss pressing issues, learn from each other and provide collegiate support – is now being held around the UK.   The first meeting in this new initiative took place at Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue … Read More

A response to the brutal murder of Jo Cox MP

Rabbi Alexandra Wright 17 June 2016   For Liberal Jews, the Torah portion this week opens with the instruction to light the seven-branch candlestick, the menorah ‘to give light at the front of the lampstand.’   In the wake of the brutal and horrific murder of Jo Cox Member of … Read More

The woman who died without mourners

Lianne Kolirin 16 June 2016 The Jewish Chronicle   Liberal rabbis have launched a campaign to recruit a minyan for the stone-setting of a woman who died with no next of kin.   Rita Fishman was buried three years ago with no mourners present at her funeral.   Little is … Read More

Children who followed their fathers into the pulpit

Rosa Doherty 16 June 2016 The Jewish Chronicle   Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein and his son Rabbi Aaron Goldstein feature in a Father’s Day piece which talks to three families where children have followed their fathers into the pulpit and become rabbis – the other families featured are; Rabbi Yisroel … Read More

Celebrating a year of success at Patron’s Dinner

14 June 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, hailed a successful year for the movement when addressing the 12th Annual Council of Patrons’ Dinner. Taking place at The House of Lords, Danny outlined how money donated by Patrons is used for three agreed purposes: to raise … Read More

Liberal Jews join The Queen’s birthday celebration

13 June 2016 Liberal Judaism members and communities around the UK joined in the 90th birthday celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen. Rabbi Alexandra Wright – the co-chair of Liberal Judaism’s Rabbinic Conference and rabbi at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue – wrote a special prayer for the occasion. Other communities … Read More

Statement on the Orlando Massacre

13 June 2016 Statement on the Orlando Massacre: Sunday 12 June 2016 by Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism Liberal Jews learnt with horror of the tragic incident at the gay nightclub in Orlando. Our first thoughts are with the families of the 50 murdered men … Read More

Young Voices: How politics looks, sounds and feels

Josh Pugh 10 June 2016 The Jewish News I think I’ve always been political. Even before I really understood parties or campaigns, I was curious about why society is the way it is. This curiosity took various forms, most notably at the age of nine, when I got into an … Read More

We will mark Royal Shabbat with joy and hope

Rabbi Danny Rich 10 June 2016 The Jewish News As a student of both the Bible and English history, I am not an instinctive advocate of hereditary leadership. In the priesthood of Israel and the monarchy of England, there are lessons as to why the succession of the children of … Read More