Liberal Judaism appoints director of strategy and partnerships

Rabbi Charley Baginsky

12 July 2016 Rabbi Charley Baginsky has been appointed as Liberal Judaism’s first director of strategy and partnerships. Charley, who is also part-time rabbi at South Bucks Jewish Community and coordinator for the Alliance for Progressive Judaism, took up the role this week. Charley will be responsible for completing and … Read More

BoNO Chair Report for AGM July 2016

Simon Benscher 5 July 2016   Someone was once quoted as saying “a week is a long time in politics”. A year as chair of LJ seems to have flown by. I guess the fact that I have enjoyed pretty much every minute of these past 12 months has a … Read More

In the media: Rabbi Danny Rich on Brexit

5 July 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, has made a number of media appearances over the last few days talking about Brexit and how to respond to the result of the EU referendum. In an interview with Victoria Derbyshire on BBC 2, Danny made a post-Brexit plea … Read More

In the media: Rabbi Danny Rich fights anti-Semitism on CNN and BBC Radio

1 July 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, has made a number of media appearances over the last few days talking regarding Jeremy Corbyn’s comments at the launch of the anti-Semitism report yesterday. Jeremy Corbyn’s comment at the Labour Party anti-Semitism report launch, which paralleled Israel and Islamic … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich statement on Labour Party anti-Semitism report launch

Rabbi Danny Rich 30 June 2016 Whilst I have never believed that the Labour Party is institutionally anti-Semitic, in May I called for an independent report because the bizarre comments of Ken Livingstone and anecdotal evidence of rhetoric that sailed very close to anti-Semitism – and the perception amongst many … Read More

Brexit: Now we must avoid narrow nationalism

Rabbi Danny Rich 24 June 2016 The Jewish Chronicle   Whether you were a Brexiter or part of the large minority who voted Remain, you participated in an historic moment – certainly in the story of the United Kingdom, and possibly of greater significance for the future structure of Europe. … Read More

LJ Rabbinic Conference goes on the road

18 June 2016   Liberal Judaism’s Rabbinic Conference – the monthly meeting where LJ’s rabbis discuss pressing issues, learn from each other and provide collegiate support – is now being held around the UK.   The first meeting in this new initiative took place at Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue … Read More

A response to the brutal murder of Jo Cox MP

Rabbi Alexandra Wright 17 June 2016   For Liberal Jews, the Torah portion this week opens with the instruction to light the seven-branch candlestick, the menorah ‘to give light at the front of the lampstand.’   In the wake of the brutal and horrific murder of Jo Cox Member of … Read More