Liberal Judaism: This is Corbyn’s last chance saloon

27 March 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism, led by Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher, gathered in Parliament Square in Westminster yesterday evening to join other members of the Jewish community in calling on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to face up and tackle the antisemitism within his party. Our movement also … Read More

The Jewish parents cutting out the bris

Stephen Oryszczuk 28 February 2018 Jewish News A movement called a ‘brit shalom’ is gaining ground with parents in the UK who don’t like the idea of circumcising their newborn boy. We hear the pros and cons. British rabbis this week began to address a new Jewish ceremony originating in … Read More

Rabbis unite to fight Israel’s refugee deportation plan

1 February 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Director of Strategy & Partnerships, Rabbi Charley Baginsky, joined with rabbis from Reform and Masorti Judaism to meet with Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to the UK and express concern at the country’s plan to deport African migrants. Rabbi Charley organised the meeting where she represented hundreds … Read More

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

Organ Donation Logo

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

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