We must help child refugees find their families

23 April 2016 The Telegraph Sir – We were shocked by the entirely preventable death of Muhammad Hassan, a 17-year-old asylum-seeker. He died on April 1 while trying to reach his uncle in Manchester. Despite having a legal right to join his family while his asylum claim was processed, he … Read More

Students threaten break with NUS after election of new president

Richard Adams 22 April 2016 The Guardian Students at a string of student unions including York and Oxford are agitating to reject membership of the National Union of Students, in the wake of the election of Malia Bouattia as the NUS’s national president amid allegations of antisemitism. But while students … Read More

Yvette Cooper joins Rabbi Harry Jacobi in refugee call

21 April 2016 Rabbi Harry Jacobi has given testimony to the House of Commons about his refugee journey to the UK, escaping Nazi persecution in May 1940, in order to help politicians understand the experience of today’s young refugees. Harry spoke powerfully alongside former Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, Lord … Read More

Hardliners ‘alienating diaspora from Israel’

Nathan Jeffay 1 April 2016 The Jewish Chronicle Fears that Netanyahu will backtrack on historic Kotel deal under Charedi pressure Rabbis and community leaders around the world have warned that extremist stances taken by Israel’s Charedi leadership are alienating members of the diaspora. This week, the Israeli government was poised … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich condemns terrorist attacks in Brussels

Rabbi Danny Rich 22 March 2016 The Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism, Rabbi Danny Rich, has condemned this morning’s terrorist attacks in Brussels and offered thoughts and prayers for the families of the victims. Speaking at the movement’s head office in Central London, Danny said: “As the … Read More

Liberal Judaism joins call to take more refugees

15 March 2016 Faith leaders and MPs call on government to admit 50,000 Syrian refugees on fifth anniversary of Syria conflict Civil society leaders, including Tim Farron MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, and Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party, today (15 March) marked the fifth anniversary of the … Read More

Danny speaks out on a woman’s right to choose

16 February 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, could be heard this weekend on radio throughout the UK speaking up for a woman’s right to choose. Danny spoke to seven different radio stations, supporting the right of women in Northern Ireland to have access to abortion and supporting … Read More

Lord Mayor joins York for historic candle lighting

York Candle Lighting

9 December 2015 The York Liberal Jewish Community (YLJC) held a first ever civic candle lighting at the York Guildhall for Chanukkah, in the presence of the Lord Mayor, the Deputy Leader of the Councillor, Keith Aspden, and representatives of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats groups. The Rt Hon the … Read More