Liberal rabbi named as one of London’s most influential figures

7 October 2019

Rabbi Alex Wright, the senior rabbi of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS), has been hailed by the Evening Standard as one of the most influential people in London.

Alex appeared in the Faith section of the newspaper’s Progress 1000 countdown, which serves to spotlight and celebrate those who have made an impact and done outstanding work to benefit the capital.

Others in the Faith list include Rev Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin – who will soon become Britain’s first ever black female bishop – the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Her Majesty The Queen.

No other rabbi or leader from any denomination of Judaism made this year’s list.

The Evening Standard wrote of Alex: “This trailblazer was the first female senior rabbi in England. She is a campaigning feminist and a significant figure within British Liberal Judaism.”

Rabbi Rebecca Birk of Finchley Progressive Synagogue was part of the Progress 1000 in 2016, highlighting her incredible campaigning work for refugees.
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