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

Rabbis and Imams send joint card to Queen for 90th birthday

Jack Mendel 9 May 2016 The Jewish News   A specially commissioned birthday card was delivered to Her Majesty the Queen by Jewish and Muslim faith leaders last week.   Presented at St James’s Palace, the framed message written by a calligrapher to celebrate the Monarch’s historic 90th birthday was … Read More

[Sermon] 70th anniversary service of DJPC

Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh 7 May 2016 You shall be holy . . .   Just under a month ago, the European Union for Progressive Judaism held its biennial conference in London for the first time. In the company of over 80 rabbis and rabbinic students, representatives from across the … Read More

An interfaith birthday card for The Queen

6 May 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, was part of a group of rabbis and imams presenting a birthday card for The Queen at St James’s Palace. The special card, written by a calligrapher, was organised by the Joseph Interfaith Foundation’s National Council of Imams … Read More

Rabbi Harry Jacobi ‘saddened and upset’ by refugee vote

26 April 2016 Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi Harry Jacobi has told of his upset after the Government narrowly defeated a cross-party bid to get the UK to accept 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees. Harry – who twice fled the Nazis as a teenager – likened last night’s result in the … Read More

We must help child refugees find their families

23 April 2016 The Telegraph Sir – We were shocked by the entirely preventable death of Muhammad Hassan, a 17-year-old asylum-seeker. He died on April 1 while trying to reach his uncle in Manchester. Despite having a legal right to join his family while his asylum claim was processed, he … Read More