[Opinion] Why we must continue to speak out on Israel

Rabbi Charley Baginsky

Rabbi Charley Baginsky 17 May 2018 It is Thursday afternoon and 24 hours since I, along with our youth movement worker Simon Lovick, wrote an open letter criticising the Board of Deputies statement on the current situation on the border between Israel and Gaza. This is the first chance I … Read More

Barbara Winton to deliver refugee session at Biennial Weekend

17 May 2018 Barbara Winton will speak about how we can build on her father’s legacy at Liberal Judaism’s Biennial Weekend, via a live Skype link from Athens where she will be visiting a refugee camp. Barbara is the daughter and biographer of the late Sir Nicholas Winton (1909-2015), who … Read More

Liberal Judaism welcomes new Board of Deputies president

14 May 2018 Liberal Judaism has welcomed Marie van der Zyl, who serves on the management board of West London (Reform) Synagogue, as the new president of The Board of Deputies of British Jews. Liberal Judaism’s Stuart MacDonald, a member of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, was also re-elected unopposed as … Read More

Liberal Judaism congratulates Danny Rich

Rabbi Danny Rich talking about refugees

4 May 2018 Liberal Judaism would like to congratulate Danny Rich on his election as local councillor for West Finchley in Barnet. Danny is currently on Sabbatical from his position as Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism and obviously will serve as a councillor in a personal capacity. Tikkun olam, a … Read More

LJS hosts progressive Board of Deputies hustings

2 May 2018 Last night the Liberal Jewish Synagogue proudly hosted the Progressive hustings for the election for the new President of the Board of Deputies. The event was chaired by the convenors of the Progressive Deputies, Karen Newman and Tony Seymour. The four candidates were Marie van der Zyl, … Read More

Lord Dubs issues urgent refugee plea at Kingston talk

30 April 2018 Lord (Alf) Dubs made an impassioned plea to the British Government to help bring more vulnerable child refugees to safety, as he spoke at the Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) AGM. The Labour peer urged support for his ‘Dubs Amendment’, which helps unaccompanied refugee children come to live … Read More

Rainbow Pilgrims calls for repeal of anti-gay laws in the Commonwealth

24 April 2018 Liberal Judaism’s pioneering LGBTQI+ project Rainbow Pilgrims has joined the call for the repeal of anti-gay laws in the Commonwealth. To coincide with the discussions on overturning global homophobic and transphobic legislation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, Rainbow Pilgrims teamed up with … Read More