Next Mishnah session on Tuesday 24 October

10 October 2017 Do you want to know what the Mishnah has to say on all manner of topics from marriage and divorce to crime and punishment? How about the original rabbinic laws on working on Shabbat or prayer and sacrifice? Then join Liberal Judaism’s monthly Tuesday lunchtime Mishnah study sessions, … Read More

The sukkah, the mosque and a new way to help refugees

10 October 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, helped to build a sukkah inside East London Mosque, assisted by a refugee family and local Muslim leaders (pictured), as part of an event to launch a new foundation for those fleeing Syria. Sponsor Refugees has been set … Read More

Statement on Parsons Green terror attack

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Rabbi Danny Rich; Senior Rabbi, Liberal Judaism 15 September 2017 As Britain began work this morning, commuters in London fell victim to another terrorist outrage. Our first thoughts are with the 20 or so people who were injured – thankfully not too seriously. As British Jews prepare for our New … Read More

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

Rabbi Dr Dalia Marx joins lunchtime study session

27 July 2017 Rabbi Dr Dalia Marx, a visiting academic from Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, led a special Mishnah study session at Liberal Judaism’s London head office. Dalia took a group of 10 people through two texts, one from Pirkei Avot and one from Berachot, leading into a discussion … Read More

Celebrating 50 years of Bedfordshire Progressive

25 July 2017 Past and present members of Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue (BPS), travelling from as far away as Devon and Spain, came together to celebrate 50 years of the community. A special service was held at Clophill Village Hall, in Bedfordshire, to mark the golden jubilee and also welcome the … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich statement on status of Dubs Scheme

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Rabbi Danny Rich 21 July 2017 It is with great disappointment that I have learned that that not a single child refugee has been brought to Britain under the Dubs amendment this year. The original figure agree was by any account modest and it is simply taking too long to … Read More

Join our morning service this Monday (July 17)

14 July 2017 Liberal Judaism will hold its first Monday morning service back in the newly renovated Montagu Centre this Monday (July 17). The Torah service will start at 7.30am and is open to all. It will be led by Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, and include personal … 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