IMPJ Yom Ha’atzmaut Appeal 2017

27 April 2017 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk would like to wish you Yom Hatzmaut Sameach! As we celebrate Israel’s 69th Birthday let’s take the time think of our sister movement in Israel, the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, the great work they do in Israel … Read More

Finchley’s Lindsey raises £4,000 with Marathon run

26 April 2017 Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) member Lindsey Block completed the London Marathon on Sunday, raising more than £4,000 for the Karen Morris Memorial Trust. Karen Morris was the sister of Lindsey’s best friend, Debbie, and well known in the Liberal and Reform Jewish youth movements. She died in … Read More

Liberal Jews named as most influential teens

12 April 2017 Two members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, are featured by The Jewish News in the paper’s ‘18 Under 18’ list, which spotlights the teenagers it tips to shape Anglo Jewry’s future. Dora Hirsh (pictured) and Jess Baker both feature prominently in the list, which … Read More

Day of Celebration speakers announced

4 April 2017 The Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Lords (Alf) Dubs and (Danny) Finkelstein, Board of Deputies’ Chief Executive Gillian Merron and sociologist and writer David Hirsh have been announced as the keynote speakers for this year’s Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration. Our movement’s biggest event of 2017, the Day of … Read More

Progressive rabbis write to Prime Minister over Brexit

2 April 2017 More than 50 Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis have written to Prime Minister Theresa May asking her to always put human beings first in the conversations she will be having over Brexit. The Progressive rabbis – who represent more than a third of British Jews – urged … Read More

Liberal elected to Leeds University Union position

28 March 2017 LJY-Netzer member Lauren Keiles has been elected as the new Leeds University Union faith rep. Lauren will join the 2017/2018 activities executive after a hard fought campaign in which she promised to ‘listen, learn and lead’. Lauren said: “I want to lead our Union developing campaigns opposing … Read More

Rabbi Harry shares his refugee story in Unicef video

1 March 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Harry Jacobi, who twice fled the Nazis in childhood, has appeared in a new UNICEF (the United Nations International Children’s Fund) video, alongside one of today’s Syrian child refugees. Harry and Ahmed share their hauntingly similar stories in the clip, alternating sentences so that … Read More

Refugee flat project launches with special Shabbat

27 February 2017 A special Shabbat service and lunch was held at South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) on Saturday, as the community launched a fundraising appeal to turn part of their building into a home for a refugee family. The event was attended by faith and community leaders from across … Read More

Campaign: Write a letter to support vulnerable children

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27 February 2017 By Rabbi Danny Rich Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism Liberal Judaism’s rabbis and members pioneered the efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United Kingdom. Sadly, despite many successes, the Government recently announced it would end the scheme whereby lone migrant and asylum seeking children in camps … Read More

[Blog] Why rabbis and imams have united to fight hate

Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism 21 February 2017 Last weekend the Joseph Interfaith Foundation’s National Council of Imams and Rabbis held a meeting at St John’s Wood United Synagogue, hosted by the shul’s senior rabbi, Dayan Ivan Binstock. The National Council of Imams and Rabbis, consisting of … Read More