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

Norwich Jews support Romanian arson victims

Annie Henriques and Andrea Abraham

18 July 2016 Members of Norwich Liberal Jewish Community (NLJC) have played a key role in supporting a Romanian family, whose village shop was firebombed. NLJC chair Annie Henriques – pictured here with the shop owner’s daughter Andrea Abraham – addressed a rally in support of the family. A public appeal … Read More

York cake sale raises £200 for Israel’s food bank

18 July 2016 York Liberal Jewish Community (YLJC) raised £200 for Israel’s national food bank, Leket Israel, by selling ‘hot cakes’ at a local fete. A new venture for the fast-growing community, more 300 baked items were sold in just three hours. They were all donated by YLJC members and friends. … Read More

A Shabbat welcome for refugees in South London

29 June 2016 Laura Griffiths, from SafePassage UK, was the guest speaker as South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) observed Refugee Week with a special Refugees Welcome Shabbat. Laura spoke about the work being done to find safe and legal routes for refugees to come to the UK. SLLS is part … Read More

Supporting good mental health in South London

27 May 2016   Last Shabbat saw a series of special events and services at South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.   The Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday used special liturgy compiled by Rabbi Janet Darley, minister at SLLS, on the theme of mental health. … Read More

Sir Keir Starmer MP visits LJ for assisted dying meeting

6 May 2016 Sir Keir Starmer MP visited Liberal Judaism’s head office, the Montagu Centre, to take part in an interfaith meeting on assisted dying. Keir who represents the constituency of Holborn and St Pancras – in which the Montagu Centre is based – met a number of faith leaders … Read More