Statements on the terrorist attack in San Diego

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28 April 2019 From the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors: We are deeply saddened by the second recent deadly attack on a synagogue community at prayer. At times when congregants are seeking spiritual sanctuary, it is grievous that they cannot assume physical sanctuary. We think of all those wounded … Read More

Statements on the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

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21 April 2019 From Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism: Attacks on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, mosques in Christchurch and churches in Sri Lanka are all from the same stable of religious intolerance, bigotry, terrorism and the inability to celebrate difference. Liberal Judaism remains committed to the promotion … Read More

Statement on the terrorist attack in Christchurch

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15 March 2019 By Rabbi Danny Rich Senior Rabbi, Liberal Judaism Our first thoughts are with the grieving families and all those injured in this abhorrent terrorist attack. Everyone at Liberal Judaism stands in solidarity with them and the entire Muslim community. This slaughter of Muslim worshippers at prayer is … Read More

Alliance for Progressive Judaism statement on Otzma Yehudit

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27 February 2019 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism joins religious and community leaders from across the spectrum, both in Israel and the Diaspora, in condemning Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intention to govern with an extremist party. Otzma Yehudit’s views are fundamentally opposed to Israel’s founding values, as well as … Read More

Liberal Judaism supports compulsory sex education

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26 February 2019 Liberal Judaism has pledged its full backing for the new Government initiative to make comprehensive relationships and sex education compulsory for all school children. Under the Children and Social Work Act 2017, the Government has committed that relationships education (primary) and relationships and sex education (secondary) will … Read More

Statement about events at University of Essex

Rabbi Daniel Lichman, Chaplain for Progressive Jewish Students 21 February 2019 Progressive Jewish Students echoes the UJS in their disappointment at the events around the recent vote regarding the establishment of a Jewish Society at the University of Essex. We know how key it is to have Jewish representation on … Read More

Statement on the attack in Pittsburgh

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Message from Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s Senior Rabbi, on the attack in Pittsburgh: It is with much sadness and horror that, as the peace of Shabbat was departing in London, I learned of the fatal attack by an individual gunman on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, … Read More

Statement on demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

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Rabbis Danny Rich & Laura Janner-Klausner 13 September 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism stand united in condemning the Israeli Government’s proposed demolition of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, in the West Bank, and the forcible transfer of its residents. Despite almost universal international condemnation – including from the … Read More