Join the Human Rights Shabbat Programme

2 October 2016 A dozen Liberal communities have already signed up to take part in the René Cassin Human Rights Shabbat Programme for 5777. René Cassin – a charity working to promote and protect universal human rights, drawing on Jewish experience and values – has run the project for the … Read More

[Sermon] Anniversaries and Looking Forwards, Erev Rosh Hashanah

2 October 2016 Rabbi Richard Jacobi 4th October 2016 is the eightieth anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, when Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts were confronted by a concerted effort including Irish dockers, Jewish East Enders, Trade Unionists and Communists. Their attitude of ‘They Shall Not Pass’ led to a landmark … Read More

Rabbi Rebecca Birk ‘one of London’s most influential’

19 September 2016 Finchley Progressive Synagogue’s Rabbi Rebecca Birk has been named as one of London’s most influential people. Rebecca was featured in The London Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 list, praised by the newspaper for leading a campaign to persuade Barnet Council to take in refugees. Rebecca said: “I am … Read More

[Book Review] The Jewish Community of Golders Green

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein The Jewish Community of Golders Green by Pam Fox (ISBN: 9780750965873) Pam Fox – who has previously written books on Rabbi Dr Israel Mattuck and The Liberal Jewish Synagogue – has published an incredibly well-researched account of the history of Jewish settlement in Golders Green. It … Read More

[Book Reviews] Like Ruth and The Honey & the Sting

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein Like Ruth: Choosing to Be Chosen by Hava Fleming (ISBN: 9781532989728) and The Honey & the Sting by Rabbi Dr Walter Rothschild (ISBN: 9781910752180) I am privileged to share, with Rabbi Mark Solomon, the chairing of the Beit Din of Liberal Judaism. The Beit Din is … Read More