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

LJY-Netzer marathon raises £645 for refugee project

27 September 2017 Members of LJY-Netzer raised £645 by collectively completing a marathon on their recent Machaneh Kadimah summer camp. The money, which exceeds the Liberal youth movement’s initial target of £500, will go towards Abraham’s Tent, the project to turn part of South London Liberal Synagogue into a self-contained … Read More

Help Wessex Community create a safe haven for refugees

16 August 2017 Wessex Liberal Jewish Community is part of a unique interfaith project to provide housing in Bournemouth for a refugee family. They are now looking for more people to get involved in the venture, which involves investing in the Safe Haven Wessex LLP partnership to own a flat … Read More

LJY-Netzer members to run a marathon on camp

14 August 2017 Members of Liberal Judaism’s youth movement LJY-Netzer will run a marathon for charity on their annual Machaneh Kadimah summer camp. Each child and leader will run (or walk) an equal part of the 26.2 miles during the much-loved Kadimah sports day. All money raised will go towards … Read More

LJ’s Shaan speaks to PM about LGBTQI+ rights

21 July 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Shaan Knan spoke with Prime Minister Theresa May at a 10 Downing Street reception to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community. Shaan highlighted Liberal Judaism’s trailblazing LGBTQI+ work; especially the oral history projects which he manages. Shaan said: “I mentioned how our movement led the way on … 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

Ealing fun day raises £5,425 for SLLS refugee project

17 July 2017 The community at Ealing Liberal Synagogue (ELS) raised £5,425 at a special fun day event, with the money going to the Abraham’s Tent Project to turn part of South London Liberal Synagogue into a home for a refugee family. The fun day included everything from a bake … Read More

Celebrating LGBTQI refugees in the UK

19 June 2017 It is Refugee Week from 19 – 25 June. The week takes place every year across the world and we spoke to Rainbow Pilgrims about their work with LGBTQI immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Many wonderful and talented people have had to flee their country of origin … Read More

[Blog] How to support refugees during the election

Rabbi Janet Darley 10 May 2017 For all those of us, in Liberal Judaism and far beyond, who care about the resettlement of refugees in the UK, the upcoming election can feel threatening. In 2015, then Prime Minister David Cameron made a promise to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees and 3,000 … Read More

Read the full Day of Celebration programme

19 April 2017 The full thought-provoking, and action-inducing, programme for Liberal Judaism’s biggest event of 2017, the Day of Celebration, has been finalised. You can read it by clicking here. The Day of Celebration takes place on Sunday June 11 at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue. The cost is £35 … Read More