A tribute to Shimon Peres

28 September 2016 It will be with undoubted sadness that Liberal Jews will learn of the death overnight of Shimon Peres, who died in the early hours of this morning, surrounded by his family. Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago and, despite significant improvement, his condition rapidly deteriorated yesterday. … Read More

Twilight People archive launches

Twilight People Archive Launch

22 August 2016 Liberal Judaism’s ground-breaking Twilight People project has launched its archive collection, a detailed history of transgender and faith identities including photographs, video, audio, memorabilia and ritual objects. A ‘bubbly reception’ took place on Thursday at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), which will host the collection. An education … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich responds to Brexit vote

24 June 2016   ‘The British public has spoken’ but, bearing in mind this has been written at six o’clock in the morning, the United Kingdom is now set to leave the European Union by a margin of some 4% following a referendum in which 72% of the eligible electorate … Read More

Liberal Jews join The Queen’s birthday celebration

13 June 2016 Liberal Judaism members and communities around the UK joined in the 90th birthday celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen. Rabbi Alexandra Wright – the co-chair of Liberal Judaism’s Rabbinic Conference and rabbi at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue – wrote a special prayer for the occasion. Other communities … Read More

We will mark Royal Shabbat with joy and hope

Rabbi Danny Rich 10 June 2016 The Jewish News As a student of both the Bible and English history, I am not an instinctive advocate of hereditary leadership. In the priesthood of Israel and the monarchy of England, there are lessons as to why the succession of the children of … Read More

LJ senior rabbi on ground-breaking Srebrenica trip

19 May 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was part of the Joseph Interfaith Foundation’s Council of Imams and Rabbis visit to Srebrenica, the site of the first genocide on European soil since the Second World War. This ground-breaking trip was the first time that such a group, … Read More

Join South London for Rabbi Janet’s farewell

13 May 2016 Members at South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) are planning two events to say goodbye to Rabbi Janet Darley, who is retiring this summer after seven years serving the community. The first event is a family Shabbat service on June 18, the last day of Gesher, where the … Read More

Celebrating 70 years of Liberal Judaism in Ireland

11 May 2016   Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation (DJPC) celebrated its 70th anniversary with a sold-out gala dinner and jam-packed weekend of services and events, attended by VIPS representing all of Ireland’s faiths.   Dignitaries included Most Rev Dr Diarmuid Martin, the Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland (Roman … Read More