Comment: We must be allies in fight against Islamophobia

Rabbi Charley Baginsky

By Rabbi Charley Baginsky The Board of Deputies and many other communal organisations have already condemned the truly appalling article that appeared in the Jewish Chronicle this week by Melanie Phillips. Liberal Judaism adds its voice clearly and strongly to the disgust felt in the Jewish community at this attack … Read More

[Statement] Response to Rod Liddle Article

1 November 2019 A statement by Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Director of Strategy & Partnerships. We stand in solidarity with those targeted in Rod Liddle’s latest Spectator column. His words are islamaphobic and misogynist. Liberal Judaism unequivocally, and will always, condemn this language and hatred.    

Day of Celebration tackles vital questions on care

Dame Margaret Hodge and Jean Gaffin OBE at the LJ Day Of Celebration 2019

24 June 2019 More than 180 Progressive Jews came together to discuss care, community and social justice at the Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration. The movement’s flagship event of 2019 had the theme of ‘If I am only for myself’ and focused on how to meet the desire and need … Read More

New Passport Scheme launched at Patrons’ Dinner

Rabbis Danny Rich and Charley Baginsky with young people who will benefit from the new Passport scheme

21 June 2019 Liberal Judaism has announced a new form of centralised membership for young adults – providing them with access to all events and services at Liberal communities across the country for an affordable cost. The new Liberal Judaism Passport Scheme was unveiled at this year’s Patrons’ Dinner, the … Read More

Education Hub: Term 4 course details (22 May – 19 June)

Liberal Judaism’s Education Hub returns for a fourth term on Wednesday nights from May 22, with an eclectic range of courses to choose from. An Introduction to Judaism & Biblical Hebrew with Rabbis Janet Burden and Danny Rich is perfect for those who want to learn about Judaism and its … Read More

A very Green conversion at Kingston Liberal Synagogue

Andree's Admission Ceremony

31 December 2018 Andree Frieze, a Green Party Councillor for the London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames council, was formally welcomed into Judaism at an Admission Ceremony at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) this Shabbat. Andree has been an active member of KLS since 2012 when she and her husband, Shimon Morad, who … Read More

Liberal rabbis call on Government to save child refugees

3 September 2018 EIGHT Liberal Judaism rabbis were among the religious leaders to sign a letter in yesterday’s Sunday Times asking the British Government to honour our country’s tradition of saving child refugees. Rabbis Danny Rich and Charley Baginsky – Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi and director of strategy and partnerships … Read More

Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner looks to the future

21 June 2018 Liberal Judaism has pledged to build an education department and develop its student and young adult programming . Speakers at this year’s Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner talked of the need to raise funds in order to invest in these much-needed projects. Held at the House of Lords, … Read More