Liberal elected to Leeds University Union position

28 March 2017 LJY-Netzer member Lauren Keiles has been elected as the new Leeds University Union faith rep. Lauren will join the 2017/2018 activities executive after a hard fought campaign in which she promised to ‘listen, learn and lead’. Lauren said: “I want to lead our Union developing campaigns opposing … Read More

A response to the terror in Westminster

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23 March 2017 A statement on behalf of Liberal Judaism We are all shocked and saddened by the events that took place in Westminster yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, and extend our deepest sympathy to the families of all those who died. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and the more than forty … Read More

[Blog] Why rabbis and imams have united to fight hate

Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism 21 February 2017 Last weekend the Joseph Interfaith Foundation’s National Council of Imams and Rabbis held a meeting at St John’s Wood United Synagogue, hosted by the shul’s senior rabbi, Dayan Ivan Binstock. The National Council of Imams and Rabbis, consisting of … Read More

Join us for morning prayers on Monday (27 Feb)

17 February 2017 Liberal Judaism will hold its second monthly Monday morning services and Tuesday lunchtime study sessions for its staff, members and friends this Monday (27 Feb). The service will take place at 17 Lyonsdown Avenue, EN5 1DU due to the unexpected closure of the Montagu Centre after a … Read More

[Guest Blog] Calling the Church of England to account on LGBT issues

15 February 2017 Liberal Judaism has long recognised the importance of providing a truly inclusive religious home for its members. It draws no distinction between people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, be they congregants or Rabbis. We offer our support and thoughts to the Church of England … Read More

Liberal Jew to co-chair next year’s Limmud

14 January 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Abigail Jacobi (pictured, right) has been named as co-chair of Limmud Conference 2017. Working alongside Anna Lawton (pictured, left), Abigail will be responsible for the overall event through the management of the team who make it happen. Abigail said: “Anna and I are really excited … Read More

[Blog] Empowering Progressive Jewish youth worldwide

Hannah Stephenson 7 February 2017 This year I travelled to Israel for Netzer Veidah, along with LJY-Netzer movement worker and my long-time best friend Hannah. Netzer Veidah is a space for 14 sniffim (branches) from around the globe to come together and discuss the next steps for the worldwide Progressive … Read More

Rabbi Danny condemns medieval game playing in Charedi community

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30 January 2017 Statement from Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism. Liberal Judaism heard with great concern of the decision of Judge Jackson in case of J -v- B yesterday. While the judge had a difficult decision to make in interests of the welfare of … Read More

Rabbis discuss future at LBC 60th anniversary event

30 January 2017 Five of the country’s leading Progressive rabbis – representing Liberal, Reform and Masorti Judaism – came to Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue in Wanstead for a special panel debate to mark the 60th anniversary of Leo Baeck College (LBC). Liberal Judaism was represented by Rabbi Richard Jacobi, who … Read More