Israel Update: Women of the Wall subjected to body searches

24 August 2017 Despite an order by the High Court of Justice in Israel banning them, invasive body searches of women at the Western Wall complex in Jerusalem are still being carried out. Daisy Bogod, a young London-based Progressive Jew who works within both Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism in … Read More

Judge Rinder to speak at Service of Celebration

24 August 2017 A special afternoon of celebration and reflection will take place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood, on Sunday 29 October to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial legalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. A Service of Celebration, led by Liberal and Reform … 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

Alliance appoints Israel Desk coordinator

4 July 2017 Britain’s Alliance for Progressive Judaism has appointed Carrie Shaw as its Israel Desk coordinator, the first ever position in UK Reform or Liberal Jewry to be funded by partners in Israel. The Israel Desk brings together a table of partners – Liberal Judaism, Reform Judaism, the Israel … Read More

Alliance statement on reversal of egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel

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26 June 2017 A statement by Rabbis Laura Janner-Klausner and Danny Rich on behalf of Britain’s Alliance for Progressive Judaism Israel Desk: This reversal of a promise made by the Israeli Government, under pressure from the Ultra-Orthodox, is a betrayal of Israeli and Diaspora Jewry. The Diaspora stands with Progressive … 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

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

IMPJ Yom Ha’atzmaut Appeal 2017

27 April 2017 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk would like to wish you Yom Hatzmaut Sameach! As we celebrate Israel’s 69th Birthday let’s take the time think of our sister movement in Israel, the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, the great work they do in Israel … Read More

Progressive rabbis write to Prime Minister over Brexit

2 April 2017 More than 50 Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis have written to Prime Minister Theresa May asking her to always put human beings first in the conversations she will be having over Brexit. The Progressive rabbis – who represent more than a third of British Jews – urged … Read More

MRJ Rabbi to run the Paris Marathon

7 February 2017 Radlett Synagogue’s Associate Rabbi and Director of Youth Rabbi Celia Surget is training to run the Paris marathon on 9th April to support and honour the work of the Leo Baeck College. She is aiming to raise £60,000. Spending her time between Radlett and LBC, Celia tutors … Read More