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

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

In the media: Rabbi Danny Rich on anti-Semitism and Labour

Rabbi Danny Rich on Good Morning Britain

3 May 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, has made a number of media appearances over the last few days talking about anti-Semitism and the Labour Party. Danny spoke out after he was left shocked by comments made by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, including Livingstone’s assertion that … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich’s statement on Ken Livingstone and Labour

28 April 2016 As the Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism, and a long-term member of the Labour Party in a personal capacity, I am certainly not someone who Ken Livingstone can write off as one of his “usual critics”. But today, like Jews and people of all faiths, I was … Read More

‘The best Jewish schools are open, inclusive and modern’

Rabbi Charley Baginsky on ITV News

18 February 2016 Rabbi Charley Baginsky appeared on the six o’clock ITV News on 17 February speaking about Jewish education. She was responding to the report released earlier that day, by the schools’ watchdog Ofsted, which criticised an ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys’ school, where pupils believe the role of women is … Read More

Danny speaks out on a woman’s right to choose

16 February 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, could be heard this weekend on radio throughout the UK speaking up for a woman’s right to choose. Danny spoke to seven different radio stations, supporting the right of women in Northern Ireland to have access to abortion and supporting … Read More

The spirit and character of Liberal Judaism

Lucian J Hudson 1 September 2015 The Guardian In my final commentary as Liberal Judaism chairman, I would like to focus on how holding office has informed my spiritual journey as a Liberal Jew, and thank all those who have worked with chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich and me to … Read More

Bienvenue à Finchley!

11 December 2014 The Jewish Chronicle Finchley Progressive Synagogue has appointed its first assistant rabbi. Rene Pfertzel joins Rabbi Rebecca Birk in a job share at the growing shul which now counts 330 households as members. “It’s quite a big step for the shul, and reflects the view that our … Read More

Q & A: Lucian Hudson, Liberal Judaism Chairman

Jewish Leadership Council ‍‍28 March 2012 1. What motivates you to be involved in communal life? A desire to give back what the Jewish community has given me as a convert – a new way of looking at things, a deeper understanding of tradition and how to keep it alive, … Read More