Statement about the refugees crossing the English Channel

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13 August 2020 The rabbis and leaders of Liberal Judaism view with great concern the vilification of the refugees taking huge risks to get across the English Channel. We know that many of them are seeking the love and care of relatives in the UK, and that every avenue to … Read More

Faith leaders speak out against potential genocide of Uyghurs

Uyghurs letter

10 August 2020 Liberal Judaism’s interim director Rabbi Charley Baginsky has joined with 75 other faith leaders to call for urgent action to prevent “the potential genocide of Uyghurs and other Muslims in China”. Twenty rabbis from across the denominations – including Liberal Judaism’s Rabbis Aaron Goldstein, Richard Jacobi, Margaret … Read More

Parashat Naso 5780

Rabbi Richard Jacobi – 27 May 2020 BRIAN: Look. You’ve got it all wrong. You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody! You’ve got to think for yourselves. You’re all individuals! FOLLOWERS: Yes, we’re all individuals! BRIAN: You’re all different! FOLLOWERS: Yes, we are all different! DENNIS: I’m not. ARTHUR: Shhhh. FOLLOWERS: Shh. … Read More

Liberal Judaism’s rabbis present an audio Pesach Seder

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9 April 2020 The Liberal Conference of Rabbis and Cantors has produced a unique audio Seder to bring the beauty of Passover directly into British homes. Produced for BBC radio, the 10 minute broadcast is aimed to be enjoyed by both members of the Jewish community and those of all … Read More

New ELELS members welcomed at special Essex Shabbat

East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue new members Shabbat

9 February 2020 More than 85 members of East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) came together for a special Shabbat service to welcome the community’s newest faces. Rabbi Richard Jacobi led a guitar-based family service to greet all the new arrivals, who also brought along family and friends. Each … Read More

Liberal rabbis lobby Government on refugees and LGBTQI+ inclusion

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12 August 2019 Liberal Judaism’s rabbis have called on the UK Government to take action on offering sanctuary to more refugees and the promotion of LGBTQI+ inclusion. An open letter on refugees, organised by Safe Passage and covered in The Guardian, was signed by 100 faith leaders including Liberal Judaism’s … Read More

Rabbi Harry Jacobi z”l Memorial Service to take place in December

7 August 2019 A special memorial service for Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE z”l will take place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue on the afternoon of Sunday 15 December. Liberal Judaism vice president Harry, who died in April, was one of our movement’s most beloved and respected rabbis. This memorial service … Read More