Rabbi Charley Baginsky in new book on Liberal Zionism

The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism

Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky has contributed to an important new book, titled The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism (ISBN: 9780881233056). Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the book explores how we can approach the polarising subjects of Israel and Zionism in our modern Progressive Jewish … Read More

Liberal Judaism supports organ donation consultation

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18 January 2018 The British Government has begun a consultation over its plans to change the way organs are donated by introducing an ‘opt-out’ system. Under current rules in England, a person who has died can only be an organ donor if they have agreed to it when they were alive, usually by … Read More

Rabbi Charley Baginsky talks life, death and belief

Rabbi Charley Baginsky

Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky has appeared on the popular Family Tree podcast in an episode entitled ‘Life and Death – An Imam, a Priest and a Rabbi Walk into a Podcast’. Charley was on air alongside Imam Monawar Hussain MBE and Reverend Azariah France-Williams, with the three ministers giving … Read More

Welcoming the BBC’s decision to increase religion coverage

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Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Liberal Judaism, has welcomed the decision of the BBC to increase its coverage of religion. She says: “Religion plays a huge part in many people’s lives, consciously or unconsciously. The decision by the BBC is a fantastic way of educating all … Read More

Read Rabbi Charley’s Foreign Office Chanukah address

Rabbi Charley Baginsky at FCO Chanukah event

Rabbi Charley Baginsky addressed civil servants and dignitaries at a Chanukah party held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Charley, Liberal Judaism’s director of strategy and partnerships, played a leading role in the event – which was organised by the Civil Service Jewish Network (JNet) and sponsored by the Board … Read More

Fundraising concert total now exceeds £20,000

14 December 2017 Liberal Judaism’s first ever fundraising concert has now raised £20,500 after three weeks of further donations and the completion of Liberal Judaism’s inaugural fundraising auction. The event – which featured a performance by world renowned musicians David Dolan, Abigail Dolan and Thomas Carroll – raised £12,000 on … Read More

Liberal communities praised by The Jewish Chronicle

26 September 2017 Liberal Judaism’s founding synagogue, and one of the movement’s newest communities, have both been praised by The Jewish Chronicle. The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS), founded in 1911 and the oldest and largest Liberal community, was the subject of the JC’s popular ‘Secret Shul Goer’ column. The anonymous … Read More

[Blog] Antisemitism must not come to define us

Rabbi Charley Baginsky 13 September 2017 The latest study from the Institute for Jewish Policy Research – with its headline statistic that more than a quarter of British people hold at least one antisemitic view – is already causing a stir. Antisemitism has preoccupied our British Jewish community for quite … Read More

Get ready for some more Kosher Comedy

30 August 2017 Top comedians from across the UK are putting on a Kosher Comedy night at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS). The event will take place at NPLS on Thursday 26 October from 7pm. The costs is £14 (plus booking fee) with all funds raised going to the … Read More