[Blog] Use this Shabbat to talk about domestic abuse

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21 November 2018 By Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism This Sunday is the annual United Nations designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW). It’s a wonderful cause that Liberal Judaism has supported throughout our history. But it’s also one that may leave many asking … Read More

Prayer for those who have lost their lives to transphobic violence

Prayers for TDR led by Rabbi Danny Rich, Sandra Kviat and Shaan Knan

20 November 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis and staff members held a short service today in commemoration of Transgender Day of Remembrance (#TransDayOfRemembrance). Rabbi Sandra Kviat read a traditional Jewish kaddish, while Shaan Knan said the Twilight People prayer written by Rabbi Reuben Zellman. They were joined in leading the service … 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

An uplifting day of music south of the river

14 November 2018 Jewish communities from across London gathered at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) for a day of singing and cake eating. Led by Rebekka Wedell, director of music for KLS, the day saw members of South London, Wimbledon, North West Surrey and other synagogues join together to learn music … Read More

Liberal Jews help Mitzvah Day get underway

13 November 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism communities have entertained the elderly, cooked for the homeless and educated the next generation as Britain’s biggest faith based day of social action has got underway. Mitzvah Day itself is on Sunday November 18 but many projects take place in the week prior. … Read More

Hear Rabbi Noa Sattath at the Pro Zion-Arzenu UK AGM

8 November 2018 Rabbi Noa Sattath, the director of the Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC), will be the special guest speaker before the Pro Zion-Arzenu UK AGM on Sunday 25 November. IRAC is the social justice arm of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism and the leading civil … Read More

Join our next teacher training day

8 November 2018 The next joint Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism teacher training day will take place on Sunday 6 January at Alyth Synagogue in Golders Green. The event gives teachers and assistants in Progressive cheders/religion schools the chance to invest in their own Jewish learning and teaching skills, while … Read More

Liberal Judaism supports a real Living Wage

5 November 2018 Liberal Judaism’s leadership and rabbis have reinforced our movement’s call for a real Living Wage, as part of Living Wage Week which begins today. Our movement and synagogues are Living Wage employers for both employees and contractors and will be implementing today’s increase to £9 an hour … Read More

Special reception will display YOUR youth movement stories

1 November 2018 Liberal Judaism will be hosting a special reception before this year’s Fundraising Dinner, displaying the photos and stories of people who have graduated from our youth movement. And whether you knew it as LJY-Netzer, ULPSNYC-Netzer or FLPJYG – we want your stories to be a part of … Read More