Liberal Jews and Muslims stand together in Durham

18 October 2016 Members of Durham’s Jewish and Muslim communities came together to support police as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Hundreds of pledges were signed by members of the public, of all ages, promising to tackle and prevent hate crimes. Have Fleming, spokesperson for the Durham and … Read More

Join the Human Rights Shabbat Programme

2 October 2016 A dozen Liberal communities have already signed up to take part in the René Cassin Human Rights Shabbat Programme for 5777. René Cassin – a charity working to promote and protect universal human rights, drawing on Jewish experience and values – has run the project for the … Read More

Rabbi Rebecca Birk ‘one of London’s most influential’

19 September 2016 Finchley Progressive Synagogue’s Rabbi Rebecca Birk has been named as one of London’s most influential people. Rebecca was featured in The London Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 list, praised by the newspaper for leading a campaign to persuade Barnet Council to take in refugees. Rebecca said: “I am … Read More

We are not at liberty to abstain from the Jungle

Rabbi Danny Rich 16 September 2016 The Jewish News Until a fortnight ago, I resisted many invitations to visit the ‘Jungle’ in Calais, primarily because I was not sure of what use I could be other than to observe in a voyeuristic sense. But a combination of anger, and the possibility of … Read More

[Radio] Senior rabbi takes refugee fight to the airwaves

13 September 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has made a number of media appearances this week calling on the British Government to do more to reunite refugee families. Danny has been interviewed by BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC World Service and BBC … Read More

Two ways to help welcome refugees

1 September 2016 Liberal Judaism is supporting two key upcoming actions to welcome refugees coming to the UK. The Welcome Summit – powered by Citizens UK, Christian Aid, Refugee Council and Refugee Action – will take place this Saturday (September 10), from 11am–4pm, in Birmingham. It is a chance, one … Read More

SLLS honours Rabbi Janet Darley by planning refugee flat

Louise Freedman and Alice Alphandary present Rabbi Janet Darley (centre) with a leaving gift

27 July 2016 South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) gave departing rabbi, Rabbi Janet Darley, the perfect farewell present – a promise to continue her award-winning work with refugees. The community has vowed to convert a space in the synagogue into a two bedroom flat to house a refugee family. Plans … Read More

Liberal Judaism welcomes scheme to help refugees

19 July 2016 Liberal Judaism has warmly welcomed a new Government website and initiative to support refugees – encouraging its communities and members to get involved. The ‘Help Refugees in the UK’ site is being piloted in nine local authorities, including Lambeth, Nottingham City and the City of York. You … Read More