Statement on the recent controversy with Rabbi Dweck

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Rabbi Danny Rich 15 June 2017 I am not privy to the inner workings of the Sephardi community in the United Kingdom but I am always saddened when decent people and enlightened teachers are harassed by populist petitions. In his relative short tenure here Rabbi Joseph Dweck has proved to … Read More

A dozen young Liberal Jews gain volunteering award

6 June 2017 Twelve members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, have been honoured for their volunteering work. The Liberal youth have each received a v100 certificate for recording 100 hours of time helping others. The award is from vInspired – the UK’s leading volunteering charity for 14 … Read More

Liberal Judaism volunteering journeys

1 June 2017 Updated 6 June 2017 This week is Volunteers’ Week, the annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Liberal Judaism, and its youth movement LJY-Netzer, are proud of all our volunteers and the fantastic work they do within, and outside of, our … Read More

Statement on London Bridge Attacks

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On Saturday night many people across the world went to sleep with their phones and computers glued to their sides, thinking about loved ones caught up in the terrorist attacks in London. We know that, for many people, it seems we have entered a new reality and, for others, that … Read More

Senior Labour figures fear party’s Jewish vote may have collapsed

Harriet Sherwood 3 June 2017 The Guardian Suspension of Ken Livingstone for allegedly antisemitic remarks and perception of failure to root out racism leads to ‘certain amount of stick on the doorstep’ After a year of torrid headlines and the suspension of Ken Livingstone over allegedly antisemitic remarks, senior Labour … Read More

Day of Celebration is just two weeks away

<strong>29 May 2017<strong> There is just a fortnight to go until the Day of Celebration, our movement’s flagship event of 2017, which this year has the theme ‘Is Liberal Judaism Political Judaism?’ For the first time ever we will be having a whole weekend of celebration, starting off on Friday … Read More

Landmark Kotel service at WUPJ Conference

19 May 2017 British Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis and members took part in a landmark service at the Kotel – which included a Torah reading with all genders participating. The senior rabbis of both movements, Rabbis Danny Rich and Laura Janner-Klausner, carried the scrolls during the service (pictured), which … Read More

Liberal rabbi walks 103km in memory of congregant

3 May 2017 Rabbi Yuval Keren, of Southgate Progressive Synagogue, walked 103km and raised more than £2,000 in honour of congregant Simon Cooper. Simon died in July 2016, aged 33, developing lung cancer after a lifetime battling cystic fibrosis. Throughout his life, Simon never let his illness hold him back. … Read More