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

Welcoming the BBC’s decision to increase religion coverage

Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Liberal Judaism, has welcomed the decision of the BBC to increase its coverage of religion. She says: “Religion plays a huge part in many people’s lives, consciously or unconsciously. The decision by the BBC is a fantastic way of educating all … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich statement on the Balfour Centenary

By Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism 30 October 2017 Liberal Judaism representatives and communities, in common with much of world Jewry, will mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration at a series of events with thanks, pride and hope. Conscious of the 3,000 year old historic link … Read More

Rabbinic Conference responds to the shooting in Las Vegas

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In these days after Yom Kippur and before Sukkot, our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and communities of those who died and were injured in the shooting at a concert in Las Vegas on Sunday evening. We reach out to our colleague, Rabbi Malcolm Cohen, a graduate … Read More

Liberal Judaism statement on Las Vegas shooting

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2 October 2017 The day has started with tragic news from Las Vegas, where another shooting outrage has left at least 50 people dead and hundreds injured. Liberal Judaism is devastated by the loss of so many innocent people – their lives destroyed as they were enjoying a music festival … Read More