Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut 2021 events

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Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening of commemoration and celebration of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day, featuring an incredible range of speakers and a chance to sing together. Part one of our Yom HaAtzmaut event will take place on Wednesday 14 April … Read More

Join us for An Evening with the Israeli Ambassador

An Evening with the Israeli Ambassador

Liberal Judaism and The Liberal Jewish Synagogue will present An Evening with the Israeli Ambassador on Thursday 8 April at 8pm. The event will be hosted by Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Liberal Judaism’s Chief Executive Officer, who will put YOUR questions directly to the new Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Tzipi Hotovely. … Read More

A historic milestone for Progressive conversions in Israel

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Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the country recognising Progressive conversions in a major moment for Non-Orthodox Judaism in Israel. Liberal Judaism’s Chief Executive Officer Rabbi Charley Baginsky said: “This ruling has been 15 years in the making and feels very significant. “Although, it does not alter the … Read More

Statement on JNF plan to buy land in West Bank

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Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism are urging the Jewish National Fund (JNF) not to continue with its plan to buy land in Israel’s West Bank for settlement building. We believe development of settlements endangers the two-state solution to peace in the Middle East. As part of the World Union Progressive … Read More

Education Hub: African Asylum Seekers in Israel (July 15)

Education Hub 15 July

9 July 2020 This Wednesday (15 July) at 6.30pm our Education Hub will explore the topic of ‘African Asylum Seekers in Israel’. In this session, we will talk about the incredible work done by the NGOs Mesila and Kuchinate – as well as have the opportunity to hear first-hand testimony … Read More

WATCH Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes: Annexation 101

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19 June 2020 It’s difficult to have a conversation right now about Israel without the topic of annexation coming up. But what exactly is it and what does it mean? How does it differ from the current situation? How does it differ from the situation in Gaza and other parts … Read More

Watch our Liberal Zionism Hot Potatoes discussion

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6 May 2020 Liberal Judaism’s latest Hot Potatoes panel debate took place on Wednesday 6 May at 7pm and tackled the question of whether there is a future for Liberal Zionism. You can watch the debate by using the video player below. Benjamin Netanyahu has dominated Israeli politics for many … Read More

Watch our conversation with the Israeli Ambassador

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Thursday 23 April Liberal Judaism is proud to have presented a conversation with Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mark Regev, earlier today. The Ambassador spoke live to Liberal Judaism’s Director of Strategy and Partnerships Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Officer with Responsibility for Israel and the Diaspora Graham Carpenter, as … Read More

Reform/Liberal Judaism statement regarding Shnat

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16 March 2020 Reform Judaism/Liberal Judaism/RSY-Netzer/LJY-Netzer statement regarding Shnat: In order to protect our young people in Israel, we have taken the decision today to end our Shnat (gap year) programme early due the ongoing situation with the coronavirus. After careful consideration, and working closely with colleagues from Netzer Olami … Read More