Liberal Judaism raises £12,000 at inaugural fundraising concert

24 November 2017 Liberal Judaism raised £12,000 at a special fundraising concert, the first time such an event has been held in the movement’s 115 year history. The event saw world-renowned musicians David Dolan, Abigail Dolan and Thomas Carroll receive a standing ovation for their programme of classical music and … Read More

[Video] Hold special Shabbat to eliminate violence against women

9 November 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich and the leadership of Liberal Judaism have urged all communities to hold a special Shabbat on Saturday 25 November for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Recent statistics from Jewish Women’s Aid – who are spearheading the initiative alongside the … Read More

Elstree triumph by just one point in LJ Quiz

22 November 2017 A team from The Liberal Synagogue Elstree (pictured) were the winners of this year’s Liberal Judaism Annual Inter-Synagogue Quiz, after beating Kingston Liberal Synagogue by just one point. Teams from Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Mosaic Liberal Synagogue in Harrow, Finchley Progressive Synagogue, Bedfordshire Liberal Synagogue and … Read More

Read Rabbi Danny Rich’s address to the PinkNews Awards

26 October 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, gave the opening prayer at this year’s PinkNews Awards. The event, which took place in Westminster, celebrates the contributions of politicians, entertainers, businesses, campaigners and community groups to improving LGBTQI+ life in the UK and beyond. It was … Read More

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