Liberal Judaism backs CCJ campaign on food poverty

CCJ Food Fareness campaign

Liberal Judaism is backing the new #FoodFareness campaign being run by the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) to raise awareness and money to address food poverty. The campaign was launched in the run up to the festive period in partnership with FareShare, the UK’s longest-running food redistribution charity. CCJ … Read More

Jews and Muslims unite for care worker blessing

Care home blessing

6 July 2020 Jews and Muslims in Barnet got together at a care home to bless those who work there and demand a real Living Wage for the care sector. The group, who are all members of Citizens UK in Barnet, recited a special joint prayer for the carers at … Read More

Faith leaders united for Iftar to help those in need

Faith leaders unite to help those in need

02 June 2020 Rabbi Rebecca Birk of Finchley Progressive Synagogue joined with other faith leaders last month for a special celebration towards the end of Ramadan to help those in need. Rebecca teamed up with Mother Carol Barrett Ford and Imam Muhammed Bodrul Haque for the ‘Iftar For All’ at … Read More

Join Rabbi Charley Baginsky for faith and COVID-19 webinar

faith and covid-19 webinar

17 May 2020 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky will take part in a webinar entitled Dialogue & Debate: Faith Responses to COVID-19, hosted by Cumberland Lodge at 11am on Wednesday 20 May. Cumberland Lodge is educational charity founded in 1947, in the aftermath of World War II, that empowers people, … Read More

Liberal communities celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women's Day at East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue

9 March 2020 Liberal Judaism communities put on special events and services this weekend to mark International Women’s Day. At East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS), members of the Rosh Chodesh Group – a female group that meets at the beginning of each new month – led a Shabbat … Read More

[Blog] Inside the Leo Baeck Education Centre

Suzy Gold 27 February 2020 Recently I was fortunate enough to visit Leo Baeck Education Centre (LBEC) in Haifa. Having spent time acquainting myself with the website, I felt prepared and knew what to expect. Reading about an unparalleled, forward-thinking establishment in northern Israel sounded little less than a utopian … Read More

More children than ever attend Kingston HMD workshops

27 January 2020 More than 1,400 schoolchildren from Kingston-upon-Thames and Surrey have been attending workshops commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day throughout this month. The annual project, now in its 14th year, is run jointly by Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue (KSDS – part of the United Synagogue) and Kingston Liberal Synagogue … Read More

Faiths unite for Liberal Jewish Synagogue lighting

Liberal Jewish Synagogue interfaith Chanukah lighting

27 December 2019 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) held a multi-faith Chanukah lighting as part of the community’s ‘Festivals For All’ programme. Individuals and groups representing different local faith communities, schools, charities and organisations attended – all lighting one of eight candles. The keynote speaker was Imam Asif Hafiz OBE, … Read More

Comment: We must be allies in fight against Islamophobia

Rabbi Charley Baginsky

By Rabbi Charley Baginsky The Board of Deputies and many other communal organisations have already condemned the truly appalling article that appeared in the Jewish Chronicle this week by Melanie Phillips. Liberal Judaism adds its voice clearly and strongly to the disgust felt in the Jewish community at this attack … Read More