Statement on the Orlando Massacre

13 June 2016 Statement on the Orlando Massacre: Sunday 12 June 2016 by Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism Liberal Jews learnt with horror of the tragic incident at the gay nightclub in Orlando. Our first thoughts are with the families of the 50 murdered men … Read More

Young Voices: How politics looks, sounds and feels

Josh Pugh 10 June 2016 The Jewish News I think I’ve always been political. Even before I really understood parties or campaigns, I was curious about why society is the way it is. This curiosity took various forms, most notably at the age of nine, when I got into an … Read More

We will mark Royal Shabbat with joy and hope

Rabbi Danny Rich 10 June 2016 The Jewish News As a student of both the Bible and English history, I am not an instinctive advocate of hereditary leadership. In the priesthood of Israel and the monarchy of England, there are lessons as to why the succession of the children of … Read More

Liberal Judaism condemns Tel Aviv attack

9 June 2016 Liberal Judaism condemns the shooting that took place in Tel Aviv yesterday. We extend both our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and our hopes for a speedy recovery to the wounded.  Violence against civilians, on either side of any dispute, can never be justified … Read More

[Podcast] Surat Shaan Knan on Ujima Radio

8 June 2016 Cheryl Morgan, Ujima Radio   Surat Shaan Knan talked about the Twilight People project, trans people and faith as part of the show which focused on politica, social and cultural issues.   Ujima Radio (98FM) is a local community radio station in Bristol. They are a non-profit … Read More

Keynote speakers announced for Liberal Judaism Biennial

7 June 2016   Award-winning writer and broadcaster Cole Moreton, Guardian journalist Jessica Elgot and Imam Sayed Ali Razawi will all take part in the Liberal Judaism Biennial Conference.   The Biennial, which takes place from July 1-3 at The St Johns Hotel in the Midlands, is the biggest Liberal … Read More

Nottingham interfaith kitchen celebrates anniversary

6 June 2016   Nottingham’s Salaam Shalom (SaSh) Kitchen celebrated its first anniversary last week, with the event covered by local TV.   The unique project – a collaboration between Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) and Muslim charity Himmah – provides a hot meal every Wednesday to around 100 people in … Read More

Heroic Sue wins swimming bronze

1 June 2016   Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) member Sue Warner has received a heroes’ welcome on her return to the UK, after winning a bronze medal at the Invictus Games in Orlando.   Sue – who has a long continuing association with KLS and its choir – won bronze … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich: EU brings peace and prosperity

30 May 2016 The Guardian   Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, has joined faith leaders from across the UK in urging Britain to stay in the European Union.   In a letter to The Guardian, they wrote: “The past 70 years have been the longest period … Read More

[TV Appearance] Rabbi Charley Baginsky on The Big Questions

Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Nicky Campbell

28 May 2016 BBC One Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky took part in this weekend’s edition of The Big Questions on BBC1. Charley, who is rabbi at South Bucks Jewish Community, was part of a panel discussing the topic “did man create God?” The other panelists were Francesca Stavrakopoulou, professor of ancient religion at … Read More