First ever Progressive retreat helps students to reconnect

12 February 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism jointly hosted the first ever Progressively-led Jewish retreat for students as part of a new Alliance for Progressive Judaism initiative. Since the turn of the year, the Liberal and Reform student chaplains, Rabbis Leah Jordan and Daniel Lichman, have teamed up for … Read More

Get organising with Citizens UK training

5 December 2017 How can we understand our synagogue communities better and engage our members more effectively, building on the things people really care about, not the things we think they should care about? How do we create strong communities where members know each other, build lasting relationships, step forward … 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

The sukkah, the mosque and a new way to help refugees

10 October 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, helped to build a sukkah inside East London Mosque, assisted by a refugee family and local Muslim leaders (pictured), as part of an event to launch a new foundation for those fleeing Syria. Sponsor Refugees has been set … Read More

Liberal Jews named as most influential teens

12 April 2017 Two members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, are featured by The Jewish News in the paper’s ‘18 Under 18’ list, which spotlights the teenagers it tips to shape Anglo Jewry’s future. Dora Hirsh (pictured) and Jess Baker both feature prominently in the list, which … Read More

Syrian coffee club at Finchley Progressive

7 March 2017 Finchley Progressive Synagogue has been running a coffee club on Friday mornings, in order to help some of the Syrian families being resettled by Barnet – welcoming them into the Borough, their new homes and their new lives. They club alternates between sessions for families, usually parents … 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

Liberals take action as Calais camp closes

25 October 2016 Liberal Jewish rabbis and members were part of a number of important Citizens UK actions for refugees over Sukkot. Liberal Jews, working alongside those of all and no faith, were seeking to ensure that unaccompanied children would continue to arrive from France, despite the clearance of the … 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

Liberal rabbis take lead on refugees

Citizens UK deliver letter at Home Office

6 September 2016 Liberal rabbis have been at the forefront of a campaign to speed up the arrival of lone refugee children to the UK – visiting Calais, holding a memorial event at the Home Office and delivering a letter to the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd. Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, … Read More