A course on transforming conversations between Jews and Christians

Deep Calls to Deep book cover

31 December 2018 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St Johns Wood will be running an eight week course this spring examining the groundbreaking book Deep Calls to Deep: Transforming Conversations Between Christians and Jews. The book – a series of essays edited by Rabbi Tony Bayfield – has won … Read More

Speaking out against antisemitism and persecution of Christians

20 December 2018 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has joined other Christian and Jewish leaders to speak out against the rise of antisemitism in the UK and the persecution of Christians in many parts of the world. Danny was a signatory to a letter in The Times which … Read More

An interfaith Chanukah celebration in Kingston

10 December 2018 Around 70 people attended an interfaith Chanukah celebration at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS), as part of a Kingston Interfaith Forum initiative. A special service, candle lighting and Chanukah tea was attended by members from the local Christian, Muslim and Humanist communities, as well as non-Jewish friends and … Read More

Holocaust survivors call for a new Kindertransport

15 November 2018 Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi Harry Jacobi has joined others who fled the Nazis as children in urging the Government to provide more routes to sanctuary for today’s child refugees. More than 1,000 people – including many members of Liberal Judaism – will gather in London today … Read More

Liberal rabbis join interfaith birthday tribute to Prince Charles

14 November 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Danny Rich and Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi joined other faith leaders in presenting an especially commissioned card to celebrate the 70th birthday of Prince Charles. Danny and Margaret formed part of a delegation from the National Council of Imams and Rabbis of the Joseph … Read More

Support World Jewish Relief’s Indonesian earthquake appeal

15 October 2018 Liberal Judaism has joined with Jewish movements and organisations from across the denominations to call for aid to Indonesia. World Jewish Relief is providing emergency help in the region after a powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake, and resulting tsunami, hit the island of Sulawesi. The death toll is … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich presents Community Sponsorship Award

10 October 2018 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was one of the presenters at the UK’s first Community Sponsorship Awards. The ceremony was created by Citizens UK to recognise the quiet British heroes who have responded to the refugee crisis by welcoming Syrian families into their communities. Awards … Read More

Help support Judaism education around the country

4 October 2018 Liberal Jews are encouraged to join the Board of Deputies accreditation scheme, which aims to support Judaism education around the country. The idea of the scheme is to create Judaism ambassadors – who will offer educational presentations about Judaism as a living faith to schools and other … Read More

An interfaith Rosh Hashanah at Mosaic Liberal

19 September 2018 Mosaic Liberal Synagogue welcomed guests from Wembley Central Masjid over Rosh Hashanah. The Jewish and Muslim communities joined together to celebrate the New Year with a special service led by Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith. Frank said: “We have a long and good relationship with our friends … Read More

Kingston faith communities unite to sponsor refugees

19 June 2018 Members of Kingston Liberal Synagogue are working with other local faith communities to sponsor one or more refugee families as part of the Government’s ‘Community Sponsorship’ scheme. The group has registered with the Charity Commission as Kingston Community Refugee Sponsorship (KCRS) and will shortly be seeking Home … Read More