Statement on demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

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Rabbis Danny Rich & Laura Janner-Klausner 13 September 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism stand united in condemning the Israeli Government’s proposed demolition of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, in the West Bank, and the forcible transfer of its residents. Despite almost universal international condemnation – including from the … Read More

Celebrate 80 years of the Leo Baeck Education Centre

11 September 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism are proud to support a special concert to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the oldest Progressive Jewish institution in Israel. The evening of music and celebration will mark 80 years since the founding of the Leo Baeck Education Center, Haifa. The concert … Read More

Liberal youth hike Israel’s Mount Tzfachot for charity

Young Liberal Jews at the top of Mount Tzfachot

13 August 2018 Members of Liberal Jewish youth movement LJY-Netzer hiked to one of the highest points in Israel to raise money for orphans and neglected children in the country. The LJY group took on the challenge of climbing Mount Tzfachot to raise funds for the Carmiel Youth Village, a … Read More

[Blog] Nation State Law is a dangerous political gesture

Rabbi Danny Rich 12 August 2018 As the summer really took hold in Israel, the temperature in the Knesset rose dramatically as ‘Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People’ (INSJP) became part of the Israel’s effective constitution by 62 votes to 55. On the surface, it appears to … Read More

Chuppah protest highlights call for equality in Israel

24 July 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis came together with Reform and Masorti colleagues to erect a chuppah outside of the Israeli Embassy in Kensington to protest last week’s detention of an Israeli Conservative (Masorti) rabbi for performing non-Orthodox weddings. The British rabbis smashed a glass – the symbolic ritual that … Read More

Progressive Jews unite against Israel’s Basic Law Bill

17 July 2018 Liberal Judaism and other Progressive Zionist groups have called on the Israeli government to drop the “dangerous” Basic Law Bill currently being considered by the country’s Knesset (Parliament). Working with other groups, including Reform Judaism, we yesterday delivered a strongly-worded letter to Israel’s Ambassador to the UK … Read More

Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend report and photos

2 July 2018 Liberal Judaism members from all around the UK and beyond took part in an “inspirational” Biennial Weekend – discussing the next steps in liturgy, theology, policy, outreach work and shared values that will drive Progressive Judaism forward both in Britain and around the world. For the first … Read More

Rabbi Gilad Kariv responds to conversion recommendations

4 June 2018 Rabbi Gilad Kariv, President and CEO of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) stated in response to the recommendations of the Nissim Committee on the Conversion issue: “In the recommendations on the issue of conversion there are both worrisome and encouraging aspects, and on … Read More

[Opinion] Why we must continue to speak out on Israel

Rabbi Charley Baginsky

Rabbi Charley Baginsky 17 May 2018 It is Thursday afternoon and 24 hours since I, along with our youth movement worker Simon Lovick, wrote an open letter criticising the Board of Deputies statement on the current situation on the border between Israel and Gaza. This is the first chance I … Read More