[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

Rabbi Harry shares his refugee story in Unicef video

1 March 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Harry Jacobi, who twice fled the Nazis in childhood, has appeared in a new UNICEF (the United Nations International Children’s Fund) video, alongside one of today’s Syrian child refugees. Harry and Ahmed share their hauntingly similar stories in the clip, alternating sentences so that … Read More

Campaign: Write a letter to support vulnerable children

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27 February 2017 By Rabbi Danny Rich Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism Liberal Judaism’s rabbis and members pioneered the efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United Kingdom. Sadly, despite many successes, the Government recently announced it would end the scheme whereby lone migrant and asylum seeking children in camps … Read More

End of Dubs Amendment is ‘shameful decision’

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10 February 2017 By Rabbi Danny Rich, senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism Less than a year ago, the Dubs Amendment offered the promise of hope to as many as 3,000 children. This figure was already far fewer than the estimated 95,000 children seeking refuge from the horrors of war and poverty. … Read More

[Blog] We must keep talking about mental health

Helen Goldhill 6 February 2017 This weekend saw the start of a brilliant initiative, Mental Health Awareness Shabbat. More than 60 synagogues and communities, across all denominations, took part. It was coordinated by Jami UK, the mental health service for the Jewish community. The aim of the Shabbat was to … Read More

Liberal Judaism takes part in Downing Street protest

31 January 2017 Liberal Judaism was proud to be present at the Downing Street protest against President Donald Trumps new travel laws yesterday evening, alongside our youth movement LJY-Netzer and many others. Our senior rabbi and chief executive, Rabbi Danny Rich, spoke at the event saying: “No to stereotypes; yes … Read More

Commemorating the Kindertransport in Parliament

30 January 2017 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, helped to rededicate a plaque commemorating the Kindertransport in the Houses of Parliament. Danny joined Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, Lord Alf Dubs and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, … Read More

Help LJS Drop-in for Asylum Seekers gain vital grant

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The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) Drop-in for Asylum Seeker Families has been nominated by insurance broker Heath Crawford and Foster Limited for a grant from the Aviva Community Fund. The Aviva Community Fund offers the chance for local community projects to win funding, subject to a public vote. Voting closes … Read More