[Blog] An ‘opt out’ organ donation system will save lives

Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism 4 September 2018 The National Health Service (NHS) Blood & Transfusion Service has a national Organ Donation Week – which started on Monday and ends just as Rosh Hashanah begins. The purpose of the campaign is to “raise awareness of the important … Read More

Liberal rabbis call on Government to save child refugees

3 September 2018 EIGHT Liberal Judaism rabbis were among the religious leaders to sign a letter in yesterday’s Sunday Times asking the British Government to honour our country’s tradition of saving child refugees. Rabbis Danny Rich and Charley Baginsky – Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi and director of strategy and partnerships … Read More

Join Liberal Judaism in supporting Organ Donation Week

29 August 2018 Liberal Judaism is proud to back Organ Donation Week, which takes place from September 3-9, and invites its communities and members to do the same. Our movement has always supported organ donation, as it fulfils the guiding Jewish principle of pikuach nefesh: the saving of a human … Read More

[Blog] Preserving the power of testimony

Helen Stone 31 July 2018 When my phone rang one evening last February the voice was anxious and the tone urgent. The caller was one of the organisers of Northwood Holocaust Memorial Day Events educational sessions. “Our speaker is unwell,” they explained. “Can you take her slot tomorrow morning?” As … Read More

Chuppah protest highlights call for equality in Israel

24 July 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis came together with Reform and Masorti colleagues to erect a chuppah outside of the Israeli Embassy in Kensington to protest last week’s detention of an Israeli Conservative (Masorti) rabbi for performing non-Orthodox weddings. The British rabbis smashed a glass – the symbolic ritual that … Read More

Progressive Jews unite against Israel’s Basic Law Bill

17 July 2018 Liberal Judaism and other Progressive Zionist groups have called on the Israeli government to drop the “dangerous” Basic Law Bill currently being considered by the country’s Knesset (Parliament). Working with other groups, including Reform Judaism, we yesterday delivered a strongly-worded letter to Israel’s Ambassador to the UK … Read More

Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner looks to the future

21 June 2018 Liberal Judaism has pledged to build an education department and develop its student and young adult programming . Speakers at this year’s Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner talked of the need to raise funds in order to invest in these much-needed projects. Held at the House of Lords, … Read More