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 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

Liberal Judaism volunteering journeys

1 June 2017 Updated 6 June 2017 This week is Volunteers’ Week, the annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Liberal Judaism, and its youth movement LJY-Netzer, are proud of all our volunteers and the fantastic work they do within, and outside of, our … Read More

Day of Celebration is just two weeks away

<strong>29 May 2017<strong> There is just a fortnight to go until the Day of Celebration, our movement’s flagship event of 2017, which this year has the theme ‘Is Liberal Judaism Political Judaism?’ For the first time ever we will be having a whole weekend of celebration, starting off on Friday … Read More

Liberals lead the way at World Union Conference

26 May 2017 Liberal Judaism’s rabbis, officers and members played a leading role in the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) Connections 2017 Conference. The Biennial event was this year held in Jerusalem and was attended by Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, chair Simon Benscher, president Rabbi Dr … Read More

South Bucks community in 24-hour relay to fight cancer

25 May 2017 Walkers from South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) will take part a day-long walk to raise money in the fight against cancer. The team from SBJC will be part of the Cancer Research Relay for Life. Starting at midday on Saturday July 1, they will take it in … Read More

Landmark Kotel service at WUPJ Conference

19 May 2017 British Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis and members took part in a landmark service at the Kotel – which included a Torah reading with all genders participating. The senior rabbis of both movements, Rabbis Danny Rich and Laura Janner-Klausner, carried the scrolls during the service (pictured), which … Read More

[Blog] How to support refugees during the election

Rabbi Janet Darley 10 May 2017 For all those of us, in Liberal Judaism and far beyond, who care about the resettlement of refugees in the UK, the upcoming election can feel threatening. In 2015, then Prime Minister David Cameron made a promise to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees and 3,000 … Read More

Liberal rabbi walks 103km in memory of congregant

3 May 2017 Rabbi Yuval Keren, of Southgate Progressive Synagogue, walked 103km and raised more than £2,000 in honour of congregant Simon Cooper. Simon died in July 2016, aged 33, developing lung cancer after a lifetime battling cystic fibrosis. Throughout his life, Simon never let his illness hold him back. … Read More