Liberal Judaism statement on reopening of synagogues

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23 June 2020 By Rabbi Charley Baginsky Interim Director of Liberal Judaism Although Government advice is that places of worship can physically reopen from 4 July 2020, this is not something Liberal Judaism will be rushing to do. We are speaking with our communities, all of which have different and … Read More

WATCH AGAIN In Conversation with Marie van der Zyl

In Conversation with President of the Board of Deputies Marie van der Zyl

16 June 2020 The latest in Liberal Judaism’s series of In Conversation events featured the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Marie van der Zyl, answering your questions! Marie took part in a wide-ranging discussion with Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Interim Director of Liberal Judaism, where nothing was … Read More

Liberal Judaism appoints Joint Interim Directors

helley Shocolinsky-Dwyer and Rabbi Charley Baginsky

1 June 2020 Liberal Judaism has appointed Shelley Shocolinsky-Dwyer (left) and Rabbi Charley Baginsky (right) as its Joint Interim Directors until the end of March 2021. Shelley, formerly Liberal Judaism’s Director of Operations, will have overall responsibility for the movement’s finances and operations. Charley, who was previously Director of Strategy … Read More

Liberal Judaism enjoys record breaking Biennial Weekend

Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Rabbi Aaron Goldstein and Ruth Seager at LJ Biennial

25 May 2020 A record breaking 1,500 registered delegates attended Liberal Judaism’s Biennial At Home – hearing our movement’s rabbis and leadership outline plans to make our prophetic voice even stronger in the years ahead. With five times as many people signed up to watch online as can fit into … Read More

Lily’s Legacy Exhibition to launch at Biennial Weekend

Lilys Legacy flyer

18 May 2020 Lily’s Legacy: Voices and Visions of Liberal Judaism – an exhibition inspired by Lily Montagu and the founders of our movement – will launch at next weekend’s Biennial At Home. From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 May, delegates are invited to explore podcasts, video testimonials and other … Read More

Join Rabbi Charley Baginsky for faith and COVID-19 webinar

faith and covid-19 webinar

17 May 2020 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky will take part in a webinar entitled Dialogue & Debate: Faith Responses to COVID-19, hosted by Cumberland Lodge at 11am on Wednesday 20 May. Cumberland Lodge is educational charity founded in 1947, in the aftermath of World War II, that empowers people, … Read More

Watch our Liberal Zionism Hot Potatoes discussion

Hot Potatoes Liberal Zionism

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

First ever joint UK/South Africa Education Hub class

27 April 2020 Liberal Judaism is bringing the Education Hub to South Africa for the first time ever… via Zoom of course! Presented in partnership with the Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation, please join Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel this Wednesday (April 29) at the earlier time … Read More