LJ’s Shaan speaks to PM about LGBTQI+ rights

21 July 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Shaan Knan spoke with Prime Minister Theresa May at a 10 Downing Street reception to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community. Shaan highlighted Liberal Judaism’s trailblazing LGBTQI+ work; especially the oral history projects which he manages. Shaan said: “I mentioned how our movement led the way on … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich statement on status of Dubs Scheme

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Rabbi Danny Rich 21 July 2017 It is with great disappointment that I have learned that that not a single child refugee has been brought to Britain under the Dubs amendment this year. The original figure agree was by any account modest and it is simply taking too long to … Read More

New vice president, vice chair and officers elected at AGM

12 July 2017 Ruth Seager has been elected as the new vice chair of Liberal Judaism, being voted into the position at the recent Liberal Judaism AGM. Ruth is a member of East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue and has dedicated most of her life to Liberal Judaism. She has … 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

Gusti Yehoshua Braverman announced as AGM guest speaker

29 June 2017 We are pleased to announce that Gusti Yehoshua Braverman will be the speaker for this year’s Liberal Judaism AGM meeting. This essential meeting which brings together representatives from all our communities and which is open to all members, will take place at the Montagu Centre next week. … Read More

Launch of new Patrons scheme at House of Lords

23 June 2017 Liberal Judaism launched a brand new fundraising project at last night’s Patrons’ Dinner in the House of Lords. Our movement is looking for new supporters to truly make Liberal Judaism the home for your Jewish story. In order to fulfil our responsibilities and bring Judaism to those … Read More

Liberal Jews stand side by side with Muslim brothers and sisters

20 June 2017 Liberal Jews including the movement’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich (pictured), took part in a vigil last night – held outside the Finsbury Park mosque. The event took place around the corner from the scene of Sunday’s terrorist attack and saw people of all faiths, ages and … Read More

A prayer for London

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Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu 19 June 2017 Eternal God, now more than ever do we understand that everyone of us is connected, none of us is alone. None of us untouched by the suffering in our city, in London. Our ears are filled with the sounds of sirens, our eyes and … Read More

Statement on Finsbury Park attack

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Rabbi Danny Rich 19 June 2017 Londoners, and all Britons, again woke this morning to news of a horrendous attack – this time outside Finsbury Park Mosque. Terrorism – whether motivated by left or right wing political ideology, by a perversion of Islam or by corrupted British nationalism – is … Read More