Progressive rabbis address antisemitism and politics

23 April 2018 Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Liberal Judaism’s Director of Strategy and Partnerships and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism have created a video addressing the concerns about antisemitism in politics and how we can respond as part of The Alliance for Progressive Judaism. Reform Judaism and Liberal … Read More

Liberal Judaism raises awareness of modern day leprosy

10 April 2018 Liberal Judaism will be raising awareness of modern day leprosy over Shabbat as the Torah portion – Tazria-Metzora – deals with the disease. Our movement was proud to be the only Jewish organisation at a House of Lords event in February to observe World Leprosy Day. The … Read More

First Day Pesach Sermon 5778

Rabbi Margaret Jacobi 31 March 2018 The demonstration organised last week by the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council against anti-semitism in the Labour party was unprecedented in recent times. Jews came together from across the political spectrum, from Labour to Conservative, many of whom would normally not … Read More

Liberal Judaism: This is Corbyn’s last chance saloon

27 March 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism, led by Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher, gathered in Parliament Square in Westminster yesterday evening to join other members of the Jewish community in calling on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to face up and tackle the antisemitism within his party. Our movement also … Read More

Why I had to walk out of the Zionist Federation’s dinner

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein 13 March 2018 The Jewish Chronicle “With no opportunity to voice my opposition to the guest speaker’s comments on asylum-seekers in Israel, I was left with no choice.” Sometimes enough is enough. I am a deeply committed Zionist and I believe that British Jewry must take a … Read More

Rabbi Lea chairs international Progressive Zionist body

13 March 2018 Rabbi Lea Mühlstein is the new international chair of ARZENU, the umbrella organisation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists. Lea’s role will see her ensure that the interests of ARZENU’s constituent groups in 14 countries around the world, as well Progressive Jews more generally, are represented within … Read More

As a young Jewish woman, I want my voice heard

Lauren Keiles 14 February 2018 The Jewish News As a young, Jewish, women, with a deep passion to take an active part in our vibrant Jewish community, having the opportunity to become a Deputy for Liberal Judaism was something I was extremely eager to take on. Being a cheder teacher … Read More

Liberal Judaism supports organ donation consultation

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18 January 2018 The British Government has begun a consultation over its plans to change the way organs are donated by introducing an ‘opt-out’ system. Under current rules in England, a person who has died can only be an organ donor if they have agreed to it when they were alive, usually by … Read More

Judge Rinder praises ‘heroic’ Progressive movements

2 November 2017 TV star and barrister Robert Rinder has heralded the ‘heroic’ achievements of Liberal and Reform Judaism on LGBTQI+ rights. Speaking at a Service of Celebration, at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, ITV’s Judge Rinder said that the Progressive movements had “paved the way for a new generation who … Read More

A year on from the Calais Jungle

24 October 2017 The Jewish News Imagine being your 14-year-old self again. Imagine being alone, frightened, sleeping rough. Imagine being hit by pepper spray from riot police. Now look at your own children, your nephews and nieces, your friends’ children. Imagine them suffering the same abuse. Unimaginable? Not for hundreds … Read More