Liberal rabbis take lead on refugees

Citizens UK deliver letter at Home Office

6 September 2016 Liberal rabbis have been at the forefront of a campaign to speed up the arrival of lone refugee children to the UK – visiting Calais, holding a memorial event at the Home Office and delivering a letter to the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd. Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, … Read More

Parashat B’midbar 5776

The Resilience of Unaccompanied Children On Tuesday, 17th May 2016, together with Rabbis Janet Darley and Margaret Jacobi, I completed a quartet of Liberal rabbis in a pilgrimage to ‘The Jungle’ in Calais. Our leaders were my father, Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE, and Lord Alf Dubs, a Labour Peer and … Read More

Pesach in pictures

25 April 2016 Members of Liberal Jewish communities around the UK came together this weekend for special services and Seders for Pesach. You can see a slideshow of the best pictures here. Many Liberal communities, as well as youth movement LJY-Netzer, held first or second night communal Seders with record … Read More

We must help child refugees find their families

23 April 2016 The Telegraph Sir – We were shocked by the entirely preventable death of Muhammad Hassan, a 17-year-old asylum-seeker. He died on April 1 while trying to reach his uncle in Manchester. Despite having a legal right to join his family while his asylum claim was processed, he … Read More

A weekend of celebration at Woodford

12 April 2016 Three rabbis, two Christian clergy and a police officer were among 100 people celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodford Liberal Synagogue’s building on Sunday. Woodford’s Rabbi Richard Jacobi put together a special civic service, which contained some of the community’s favourite prayers from the last half century. … Read More

Rabbi Richard Jacobi welcomes first grandchild

21 March 2016 Woodford Liberal Synagogue was full to capacity on Shabbat for the baby blessing of Rabbi Richard Jacobi’s first grandchild. Family, friends and congregates gathered for a Purim family service and the ceremony for baby Zachary, whose great-grandfather, Rabbi Harry Jacobi, carried out the blessing. The community’s youth … Read More

Rabbi Richard Jacobi welcomes first grandchild

21 March 2016 Woodford Liberal Synagogue was full to capacity on Shabbat for the baby blessing of Rabbi Richard Jacobi’s first grandchild. Family, friends and congregates gathered for a Purim family service and the ceremony for baby Zachary, whose great-grandfather, Rabbi Harry Jacobi, carried out the blessing. The community’s youth … Read More