In 2019, Liberal Judaism launched a series of dialogue events called ‘Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes’. The events covered a number of the hotly debated issues within the Jewish community while aiming to create a ‘safe space’ where there is debate without judgement!

We kicked off in February with a panel on ‘Labour and Antisemitism’ chaired by the BBC’s Callum May and featuring Michael Segalov, Adam Langleben, Adam Wagner, Ella Rose and Miriam Mirwitch. The evening was a great success, with over 60 people attending and many more watching our YouTube stream.

The first event was followed up in April with a debate on ‘Citizenship: Privilege, Right or Something In-between’ featuring Shamima Begum’s lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee and Edie Friedman (JCORE) among others.

In September we hosted another full house for Faith Schools: Is Isolation Splendid chaired by Dr Keith Kahn-Harris and featuring Patrick Moriarty (JCoSS), Jeremy Rodell (Humanists UK), Dr Helena Miller (LSJS) and Rabbi Pete Tobias (The Liberal Synagogue Elstree).

Our next Hot Potatoes debate will be


March 2020

Panellists will be announced and tickets will go on sale soon. Register your interest below.

For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone please contact Tom Rich at