Rabbi Danny Rich statement on Labour Party anti-Semitism report launch

Rabbi Danny Rich 30 June 2016 Whilst I have never believed that the Labour Party is institutionally anti-Semitic, in May I called for an independent report because the bizarre comments of Ken Livingstone and anecdotal evidence of rhetoric that sailed very close to anti-Semitism – and the perception amongst many … Read More

A Shabbat welcome for refugees in South London

29 June 2016 Laura Griffiths, from SafePassage UK, was the guest speaker as South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) observed Refugee Week with a special Refugees Welcome Shabbat. Laura spoke about the work being done to find safe and legal routes for refugees to come to the UK. SLLS is part … Read More

Kosher comedy night in South Bucks

26 June 2016   South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) is putting on a fantastic night of Jewish comedy to raise money for the SBJC Building Fund.   The event will be headlined by “the oldest living Jewish comedian” Sol Bernstein. He will be joined on the bill by Bennett Arron, … Read More

Liberal Judaism Annual Memorial Services 2016

Edgwarebury Cemetery                                   25 September 2016, 11:00               Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith The Western Cemetery, Cheshunt                  25 September 2016, 12:00   … Read More

Brexit: Now we must avoid narrow nationalism

Rabbi Danny Rich 24 June 2016 The Jewish Chronicle   Whether you were a Brexiter or part of the large minority who voted Remain, you participated in an historic moment – certainly in the story of the United Kingdom, and possibly of greater significance for the future structure of Europe. … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich responds to Brexit vote

24 June 2016   ‘The British public has spoken’ but, bearing in mind this has been written at six o’clock in the morning, the United Kingdom is now set to leave the European Union by a margin of some 4% following a referendum in which 72% of the eligible electorate … Read More

Jewish Labour Movement head joins LJ Biennial Anti-Semitism panel

20 June 2016   Peter Mason, the national secretary to the Jewish Labour Movement, will speak at the Liberal Judaism Biennial Conference.   Peter will take part in one of the conference’s keynote events, a hard-hitting panel discussion on the very current issue of Anti-Semitism & Anti-Zionism.   He will … Read More

LJ Rabbinic Conference goes on the road

18 June 2016   Liberal Judaism’s Rabbinic Conference – the monthly meeting where LJ’s rabbis discuss pressing issues, learn from each other and provide collegiate support – is now being held around the UK.   The first meeting in this new initiative took place at Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue … Read More

A response to the brutal murder of Jo Cox MP

Rabbi Alexandra Wright 17 June 2016   For Liberal Jews, the Torah portion this week opens with the instruction to light the seven-branch candlestick, the menorah ‘to give light at the front of the lampstand.’   In the wake of the brutal and horrific murder of Jo Cox Member of … Read More