Liberal Judaism rabbi advises BBC Holby City storyline

22 August 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky has been advising hit BBC One show Holby City with its recent Jewish storyline. Charley, who is the movement’s director of strategy and partnerships, contributed to scripts featuring the character Sacha Levy. The doctor, played by Bob Barrett, rediscovers his Judaism on … Read More

Ruth reads from the Torah for the first time… aged 96

21 August 2017 Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) member and Holocaust survivor Ruth Shire read from the Torah for the first time, at the age of 96, in front of a packed BPS sanctuary. In a moving D’var Torah, in front of a packed synagogue, Ruth explained how she had not … Read More

Liberal Jews rank highly in Thirty Under 30 poll

27 April 2017 Three Liberal Jews have been named as among the most important young people in Anglo-Jewry, as part of the Jewish News’ and Jewish Leadership Council’s Thirty Under 30 countdown. Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten came ninth in the prestigious list, which attracted hundreds of nominations. Deborah is a … Read More

Liberal Jews named as most influential teens

12 April 2017 Two members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, are featured by The Jewish News in the paper’s ‘18 Under 18’ list, which spotlights the teenagers it tips to shape Anglo Jewry’s future. Dora Hirsh (pictured) and Jess Baker both feature prominently in the list, which … Read More

Liberal Jews nominated as Community Heroes

19 November 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Janet Darley, Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe have all been nominated as Community Heroes by The Jewish News and Mitzvah Day. Siblings Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe have been nominated for the tireless charitable work. Before his death from lung cancer in July this … Read More

[Podcast] The Jewish Views – Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

21 October 2016 The Jewish Views This week’s podcast features a rabbinic thought for the week is from Rabbi Aaron Goldstein about Sukkot and Simchat Torah (from 55:00).   Note: All links to external media are correct at the time of publication, but occasionally may be changed or removed by … Read More

We are not at liberty to abstain from the Jungle

Rabbi Danny Rich 16 September 2016 The Jewish News Until a fortnight ago, I resisted many invitations to visit the ‘Jungle’ in Calais, primarily because I was not sure of what use I could be other than to observe in a voyeuristic sense. But a combination of anger, and the possibility of … Read More

Young Voices: How politics looks, sounds and feels

Josh Pugh 10 June 2016 The Jewish News I think I’ve always been political. Even before I really understood parties or campaigns, I was curious about why society is the way it is. This curiosity took various forms, most notably at the age of nine, when I got into an … Read More

We will mark Royal Shabbat with joy and hope

Rabbi Danny Rich 10 June 2016 The Jewish News As a student of both the Bible and English history, I am not an instinctive advocate of hereditary leadership. In the priesthood of Israel and the monarchy of England, there are lessons as to why the succession of the children of … Read More