Standing in solidarity with Hebrew Union College

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4 January 2017 Liberal Judaism and Leo Baeck College (LBC) stand in solidarity with America’s Hebrew Union College (HUC) and denounce the defacement of HUC’s Cincinnati campus with a swastika on Tuesday. Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris, principal of Leo Baeck College, said: “Current political trends appear, over recent months, to … Read More

A tribute to Rabbi Lionel Blue OBE

Rabbi Lionel Blue, picture by Ajamu

19 December 2016 Rabbi Lionel Blue OBE – who died in the early hours of this morning at the age of 86 – was a pioneering rabbi, teacher and mentor. Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Liberal Judaism’s director of strategy and partnerships, was one of Lionel’s students and this morning joined many others, … Read More

HHD Reflection 5777 – Day 1

Between the years of 2005 and 2014, the musician and songwriter Craig Taubman brought together rabbis, artists, educators, writers – both Jews and non-Jews – and asked them to write a thought on a theme throughout the period of Elul, which appeared on www.jewelsofelul.com It is a resource that I … Read More

A tribute to Shimon Peres

28 September 2016 It will be with undoubted sadness that Liberal Jews will learn of the death overnight of Shimon Peres, who died in the early hours of this morning, surrounded by his family. Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago and, despite significant improvement, his condition rapidly deteriorated yesterday. … Read More

Letter telling women how to dress is ‘unacceptable’

Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky (pictured) has criticised a letter sent by an ultra-Orthodox rabbi to 5,000 Jewish women, which stated that it is a sin to wear fitted blouses, short skirts or bright colours. Charley, Liberal Judaism’s director of strategy and partnerships, said: “In the month of Elul we are called … Read More

Rabbis welcomed at South Bucks and York

20 September 2016 Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten have been welcomed at South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) and York Liberal Jewish Community (YLC). South Bucks inducted Charley in a moving Shabbat service on Saturday, which was attended by dignitaries including Cheryl Gillan, MP for Chesham and Amersham, and … Read More

Rabbi Charley Baginsky to lead global Shabbat

16 September 2016 Rabbi Charley Baginsky – Liberal Judaism’s director of strategy and partnerships – will lead the Shabbat service at next year’s World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) conference. Held in Jerusalem from May 17-20, the Connections 2017 event promises to be an exciting and inspiring gathering of the … Read More