Record numbers attend EUPJ Biennial Conference

18 April 2016 A record number of delegates took part in the 2016 European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) Biennial Conference. Held in London from April 14-17, the event was attended by more than 350 people from 29 countries, including 86 rabbis and student rabbis. The conference was an opportunity … 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

Liberal Judaism is a post-Halachic movement

8 March 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has told how “Liberal Judaism is a post or non-Halachic expression of Judaism.” Speaking at the annual Oxford University JSoc Intrafaith Conference, Danny was addressing the topic ‘why and how is Halacha relevant nowadays and how and why does Halacha … Read More

Danny joins Archbishop on return home

29 February 2016 More than 200 people crowded into Hull Reform Synagogue to hear Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, and Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, preach on the need for community outreach and collaboration between faiths. Taking place on Friday February 26, the service was … Read More

LJ senior rabbi to speak at Oxford University Intrafaith Conference

29 February 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich – the chief executive and senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism – will be part of a unique cross-communal event at Oxford University next week. The Oxford Intrafaith Conference sees the university’s JSoc bring together leaders, from the different branches Judaism, to engage in dialogue … Read More

LJ’s senior rabbi at major teaching conference

22 February 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was one of the communal Jewish leaders running workshops at a major teaching conference today. Danny presented a session at the Board of Deputies of British Jews’ Conference on Teaching Judaism in Non-Jewish Schools. Others at the event included Chief … 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