Rabbi Danny Rich statement on the Balfour Centenary

By Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism 30 October 2017 Liberal Judaism representatives and communities, in common with much of world Jewry, will mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration at a series of events with thanks, pride and hope. Conscious of the 3,000 year old historic link … Read More

How Liberal Judaism will mark the Balfour Centenary

30 October 2017 Liberal Judaism’s rabbis, leaders and members will take part in a number of events this week to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, including: 1) Monday 30 October – Liberal Judaism representatives will attend a Reception to Celebrate the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration, hosted by the … Read More

Balfour centenary event to take place in Northwood

23 October 2017 Join Arzenu UK (formerly Pro-Zion) and the Alliance of Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue at 7pm on Monday October 30 for a celebration of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. The event will see two distinguished and celebrated speakers in conversation with … Read More

Northwood & Pinner member wows critics with new book

5 September 2017 David Hirsh, a member of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue and a speaker at the recent Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration, has won rave reviews for his new book. David (pictured above with Gillian Merron at the Day of Celebration) has just released Contemporary Left Antisemitism – … Read More

Israel Update: Women of the Wall subjected to body searches

24 August 2017 Despite an order by the High Court of Justice in Israel banning them, invasive body searches of women at the Western Wall complex in Jerusalem are still being carried out. Daisy Bogod, a young London-based Progressive Jew who works within both Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism in … Read More

Israel events to take place at Finchley Progressive

15 August 2017 Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) is hosting a series of events around key Israeli anniversaries in October and November to which all members of Liberal Judaism are invited. The first is a set of four evening talks, by eminent speakers, to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. … Read More

LJY-Netzer Israel Tour is a record breaker

18 July 2017 Liberal Judaism has sent its largest ever number of young people on Israel Tour. Forty-nine participants from Liberal youth movement LJY-Netzer, along with five leaders, landed in Israel yesterday. The group, aged 16 and 17, come from all over the UK, including London, Hertfordshire, Harrow, Bristol, Birmingham, … Read More

Israel Ambassador expresses empathy for progressive concerns

7 July 2017 Rabbis covering the spectrum of British Progressive Jewry met with Mark Regev, the Ambassador of Israel, to express their outrage regarding the Israeli Government’s decisions to abandon the plan for an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel (Western Wall) and to progress a Conversion Bill that would … Read More

Alliance appoints Israel Desk coordinator

4 July 2017 Britain’s Alliance for Progressive Judaism has appointed Carrie Shaw as its Israel Desk coordinator, the first ever position in UK Reform or Liberal Jewry to be funded by partners in Israel. The Israel Desk brings together a table of partners – Liberal Judaism, Reform Judaism, the Israel … Read More