Liberal Judaism projects inspire at Stonewall conference

Shaan Knan at Stonewall conference

20 May 2019 Liberal Judaism’s heritage project manager Shaan Knan was a keynote speaker at this year’s Stonewall Workplace Conference. Shaan (pictured far left) was part of the event’s closing session debating issues around LGBT and faith. The panel also featured representatives from various religions including Reverend Jide Macaulay, an … Read More

Lily’s Legacy: Read Fran’s story and then give us yours

Francesca Kurlansky

9 May 2019 With support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, our latest project Lily’s Legacy: The Radical History and Heritage of Liberal Judaism in Britain will research, document, map and showcase more than 115 years of history. What makes this project so special is that it will focus on … Read More

Promoting environmental responsibility in our communities

Eco Synagogue logo

9 May 2019 Liberal Judaism invites all its constituent congregations to join it in backing Eco Synagogue, a cross-communal initiative that aims to help Jewish communities of all denominations to nurture environmentally responsible practices. Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, said: “Climate change is without doubt the … Read More

Blog: Rabbi Danny Rich on Disability Awareness Shabbat

Rabbi Danny Rich speaking

8 May 2019 By Rabbi Danny Rich “You shall not place a stumbling block before the blind”, which appears in this week’s Parsha Kedoshim, appears so obvious that it hardly seems worth a mention in Torah. In a similar way the demand to implement practical means to prevent the exclusion … Read More

Disability Awareness Shabbat on May 11

1 May 2019 Saturday 11 May will mark the first ever Disability Awareness Shabbat, which is being organised by Jewish Blind & Disabled to coincide with the charity’s 50th anniversary. It seeks to raise awareness of the challenges and issues that face people who are physically disabled or vision impaired … Read More

Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration programme

30 April 2019 Liberal Judaism is proud to announce the full programme for this year’s Day of Celebration, which takes place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) on Sunday 23 June. You can read the programme by clicking here. Our flagship event of 2019, the Day of Celebration will focus … Read More

We want your stories and materials for our Lily’s Legacy project

11 April 2019 With support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, our new project Lily’s Legacy: The Radical History and Heritage of Liberal Judaism in Britain will research, document, map and showcase more than 115 years of Liberal Judaism by means of oral history, photography, film, publications and digital media. … Read More

Jewish and Muslim women unite as #ActiveAllies against hate

10 April 2019 A number of Liberal Jews, including Rabbi Janet Burden of Ealing Liberal Synagogue, took part in the annual conference held by Jewish/Muslim women’s network Nisa-Nashim on Sunday – where they made a commitment to take firm and united action against antisemitism and Islamophobia. The 250 delegates – … Read More

Rabbi’s Guardian letter highlights our Liberal Jewish values

9 April 2019 Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi has made a strong stand for our Liberal Jewish values on equality and openness in a joint letter to the Guardian with Methodist minister Deacon Ruth Yorke. Margaret, who is rabbi at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, joined with nearby Christian minister Ruth in penning … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich: Inclusive education benefits children

3 April 2019 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has joined other faith leaders in signing a letter supporting the Government’s new regulations and guidance on sex and relationship education in England. The letter came in response to a backlash from the more reactionary parts of the religious world, … Read More