Liberal elected to Leeds University Union position

28 March 2017 LJY-Netzer member Lauren Keiles has been elected as the new Leeds University Union faith rep. Lauren will join the 2017/2018 activities executive after a hard fought campaign in which she promised to ‘listen, learn and lead’. Lauren said: “I want to lead our Union developing campaigns opposing … Read More

A response to the terror in Westminster

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23 March 2017 A statement on behalf of Liberal Judaism We are all shocked and saddened by the events that took place in Westminster yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, and extend our deepest sympathy to the families of all those who died. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and the more than forty … Read More

Lord Dubs to deliver keynote at Day of Celebration

Lord (Alf) Dubs and Rabbi Harry Jacobi

13 March 2017 Liberal Judaism is delighted to announce that Lord (Alf) Dubs will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Day of Celebration – held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) on Sunday June 11 from 9:30 to 16:30. Lord Dubs, pictured here with Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi … Read More

Rabbi Harry shares his refugee story in Unicef video

1 March 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Harry Jacobi, who twice fled the Nazis in childhood, has appeared in a new UNICEF (the United Nations International Children’s Fund) video, alongside one of today’s Syrian child refugees. Harry and Ahmed share their hauntingly similar stories in the clip, alternating sentences so that … Read More

Refugee flat project launches with special Shabbat

27 February 2017 A special Shabbat service and lunch was held at South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) on Saturday, as the community launched a fundraising appeal to turn part of their building into a home for a refugee family. The event was attended by faith and community leaders from across … Read More

[Blog] Why rabbis and imams have united to fight hate

Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism 21 February 2017 Last weekend the Joseph Interfaith Foundation’s National Council of Imams and Rabbis held a meeting at St John’s Wood United Synagogue, hosted by the shul’s senior rabbi, Dayan Ivan Binstock. The National Council of Imams and Rabbis, consisting of … Read More

[Blog] Empowering Progressive Jewish youth worldwide

Hannah Stephenson 7 February 2017 This year I travelled to Israel for Netzer Veidah, along with LJY-Netzer movement worker and my long-time best friend Hannah. Netzer Veidah is a space for 14 sniffim (branches) from around the globe to come together and discuss the next steps for the worldwide Progressive … Read More

Rabbi Danny condemns medieval game playing in Charedi community

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30 January 2017 Statement from Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism. Liberal Judaism heard with great concern of the decision of Judge Jackson in case of J -v- B yesterday. While the judge had a difficult decision to make in interests of the welfare of … Read More