Keynote speakers announced for Liberal Judaism Biennial

7 June 2016   Award-winning writer and broadcaster Cole Moreton, Guardian journalist Jessica Elgot and Imam Sayed Ali Razawi will all take part in the Liberal Judaism Biennial Conference.   The Biennial, which takes place from July 1-3 at The St Johns Hotel in the Midlands, is the biggest Liberal … Read More

LJ president at Archbishop’s interfaith reception

28 May 2016   Liberal Judaism president Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein represented the movement at The Archbishop of Canterbury’s interfaith reception last week.   Held in the gardens of Lambeth Palace, it was attended by representatives of all branches of Judaism, including Orthodox Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, and many other … Read More

LJ senior rabbi on ground-breaking Srebrenica trip

19 May 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was part of the Joseph Interfaith Foundation’s Council of Imams and Rabbis visit to Srebrenica, the site of the first genocide on European soil since the Second World War. This ground-breaking trip was the first time that such a group, … Read More

Nominate someone special for a Chair’s Award

19 May 2016 Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher is seeking nominations for the Liberal Judaism Chair’s Awards – which are presented to members who have served the movement at either a national or local level. The deadline for nominations is May 31 and the nominee should have served Liberal Judaism … Read More

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