Rabbi Danny Rich to take six month sabbatical from January

Rabbi Danny Rich

14 December 2017 In his 13th year as Liberal Judaism’s chief executive, Rabbi Danny Rich is taking his contractual rabbinic sabbatical. Danny, who is also Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, will be on sabbatical for six months starting from 1 January 2018. His duties will be split among relevant members of … Read More

Liberal Judaism raises £12,000 at inaugural fundraising concert

24 November 2017 Liberal Judaism raised £12,000 at a special fundraising concert, the first time such an event has been held in the movement’s 115 year history. The event saw world-renowned musicians David Dolan, Abigail Dolan and Thomas Carroll receive a standing ovation for their programme of classical music and … Read More

[Video] Hold special Shabbat to eliminate violence against women

9 November 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich and the leadership of Liberal Judaism have urged all communities to hold a special Shabbat on Saturday 25 November for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Recent statistics from Jewish Women’s Aid – who are spearheading the initiative alongside the … Read More

Elstree triumph by just one point in LJ Quiz

22 November 2017 A team from The Liberal Synagogue Elstree (pictured) were the winners of this year’s Liberal Judaism Annual Inter-Synagogue Quiz, after beating Kingston Liberal Synagogue by just one point. Teams from Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Mosaic Liberal Synagogue in Harrow, Finchley Progressive Synagogue, Bedfordshire Liberal Synagogue and … Read More

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

How Liberal Judaism will mark the Balfour Centenary

Arthur Balfour

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

Read Rabbi Danny Rich’s address to the PinkNews Awards

26 October 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, gave the opening prayer at this year’s PinkNews Awards. The event, which took place in Westminster, celebrates the contributions of politicians, entertainers, businesses, campaigners and community groups to improving LGBTQI+ life in the UK and beyond. It was … Read More

Next Mishnah session on Tuesday 24 October

10 October 2017 Do you want to know what the Mishnah has to say on all manner of topics from marriage and divorce to crime and punishment? How about the original rabbinic laws on working on Shabbat or prayer and sacrifice? Then join Liberal Judaism’s monthly Tuesday lunchtime Mishnah study sessions, … Read More

In The Media: Sponsor Refugees

13 October 2017 Check out some of the fantastic press coverage of the Sponsor Refugees launch and our Liberal Judaism sukkah in the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre: The Jewish Chronicle: “Succah in London mosque as faiths join forces on refugees project” JTA: “A sukkah in a mosque … Read More