Liberal Judaism Chair’s Awards winners 2021

Rosa Slater

One of the highlights of last weekend’s Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend was the presentation of our Chair’s Awards. The awards celebrate the contribution of volunteers to our communities and national movement. On announcing the recipients, Liberal Judaism Chair Ruth Seager said: “This past year, more than ever, we have needed … Read More

Liberal Judaism announces new executive team

helley Shocolinsky-Dwyer and Rabbi Charley Baginsky

Liberal Judaism has appointed Rabbi Charley Baginsky (right) as Chief Executive Officer, with Shelley Shocolinsky-Dwyer (left) becoming Chief Operating Officer. Both will take up their positions in January 2021. Charley and Shelley have been Interim Directors of the movement since March 2020 – overseeing a highly successful period including a … Read More

Young and passionate? Join our Board of National Officers

9 June 2020 An open letter from Graham Carpenter and Hannah Stephenson Dear senior LJY-Netzer Bogrim and young adult members of Liberal Judaism, We hope you are all OK and finding the ways that work for you to get through these tough times. We are sure that many of you … Read More

Liberal Judaism appoints Joint Interim Directors

helley Shocolinsky-Dwyer and Rabbi Charley Baginsky

1 June 2020 Liberal Judaism has appointed Shelley Shocolinsky-Dwyer (left) and Rabbi Charley Baginsky (right) as its Joint Interim Directors until the end of March 2021. Shelley, formerly Liberal Judaism’s Director of Operations, will have overall responsibility for the movement’s finances and operations. Charley, who was previously Director of Strategy … Read More

Liberal Judaism enjoys record breaking Biennial Weekend

Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Rabbi Aaron Goldstein and Ruth Seager at LJ Biennial

25 May 2020 A record breaking 1,500 registered delegates attended Liberal Judaism’s Biennial At Home – hearing our movement’s rabbis and leadership outline plans to make our prophetic voice even stronger in the years ahead. With five times as many people signed up to watch online as can fit into … Read More

‘Danny has devoted his life to the service of our movement’

23 January 2020 Liberal Judaism president Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein and acting chair Ruth Seager have paid tribute to Rabbi Danny Rich, who this week stepped down as the senior rabbi and chief executive of Liberal Judaism (read more here). Speaking on behalf of the movement, Ruth said: “Rabbi Danny … Read More

An evening celebrating Liberal Judaism’s youth movement

Rabbi Danny Rich speaking

28 November 2018 More than 140 people attended the first Liberal Judaism fundraising dinner for a generation as our movement seeks to build for the future. Guests were able to enjoy the splendour of Goldsmiths’ Hall and a fascinating insight into leadership from guest speaker Julia Middleton, CEO and Founder … Read More

Chair’s Awards winners are shining lights of Liberal Judaism

13 July 2018 Liberal Judaism is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 Chair’s Awards. Handed out every two years, at the Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend, they honour members who have gone above and beyond while serving the movement at a national and/or local level. Winners were nominated by … Read More

Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner looks to the future

21 June 2018 Liberal Judaism has pledged to build an education department and develop its student and young adult programming . Speakers at this year’s Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner talked of the need to raise funds in order to invest in these much-needed projects. Held at the House of Lords, … Read More

Liberal chair helps celebrate a decade of Gloucestershire community

13 June 2018 Several local mayors and dignitaries including Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher (pictured) helped to celebrate 10 years of Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC) at a special anniversary service. Led by Rabbi Anna Gerrard, almost the whole community attended the Shabbat service – which also honoured those who … Read More