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

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

[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

Kingston says goodbye to Rabbi Charley Baginsky

4 May 2016 Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) was filled with old and new members this Shabbat, as the community bid farewell to their rabbi of 10 years, Rabbi Charley Baginsky. Charley wrote a special service for the occasion, which she led with Rabbi Danny Rich – the senior rabbi of … Read More

Hardliners ‘alienating diaspora from Israel’

Nathan Jeffay 1 April 2016 The Jewish Chronicle Fears that Netanyahu will backtrack on historic Kotel deal under Charedi pressure Rabbis and community leaders around the world have warned that extremist stances taken by Israel’s Charedi leadership are alienating members of the diaspora. This week, the Israeli government was poised … Read More

‘The best Jewish schools are open, inclusive and modern’

18 February 2016 Rabbi Charley Baginsky appeared on the six o’clock ITV News on 17 February speaking about Jewish education. She was responding to the report released earlier that day, by the schools’ watchdog Ofsted, which criticised an ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys’ school, where pupils believe the role of women is … Read More

Rabbi Charley Baginsky appointed to Alliance role

21 January 2016   The Alliance for Progressive Judaism, a partnership of Reform and Liberal Judaism, has appointed Rabbi Charley Baginsky as its part-time coordinator whose remit is to develop projects that the two movements will work on jointly to advance Progressive Judaism, its principles and ethos in the UK. … Read More

In the media: The new Alliance for Progressive Judaism

23 September 2014   We have received lots of media coverage this week about the announcement of our launch, with the Movement for Reform Judaism, of an alliance for Progressive Judaism. Jewish Chronicle The Reform and Liberal movements have agreed a formal alliance, pledging greater co-operation in order to strengthen … Read More