Choose Democracy

Liberal Judaism, and our youth movement LJY-Netzer, are supporting CHOOSE DEMOCRACY – a campaign to mobilise thousands of people across the UK Jewish Community to demonstrate solidarity with Israelis fighting for Israel’s democratic future. We are Jews who care about Israel, whose identities are bound up with Israel. We want … Read More

Donate to WJR’s Turkey Earthquake Appeal

WJR Turkey Appeal

World Jewish Relief (WJR) has launched a Turkey Earthquake Appeal. You can donate to it here. More than 12 million lives have been devastated after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, a second 7.5 magnitude earthquake, and powerful aftershocks hit southeast Turkey and neighbouring Syria on 6th February. Thousands have been killed … Read More

Check in with someone on this Brew Monday

Rabbi Charley Baginsky on Brew Monday

Liberal Judaism has joined other Jewish and faith organisations coming together on Brew Monday – encouraging people to reach out to others during a notoriously difficult time of year. Organised by Mitzvah Day, and inspired by the Samaritans campaign of the same name, the initiative urges people to have a … Read More

Supporting Jewish Women’s Aid Shabbat 2022

Jewish Women's Aid Shabbat

Liberal Judaism is proud to be an official sponsor of Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA) Shabbat 2022, which takes place this weekend (Friday/Saturday 2/3 December). JWA Shabbat is the Jewish community’s annual outreach and prevention event on the issues of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The goal is to increase understanding … Read More

Call for urgent action on the cost of living crisis

Cost of living crisis

Liberal Judaism has joined with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and 56 faith groups, charities and politicians to call on the government to take urgent action to bridge the cost of living gap faced by the lowest income families. The call responds to a report, written by poverty expert and … Read More

Lord Dubs delivers Rabbi Harry Martin Jacobi Memorial Lecture

Rabbis Richard and Margaret Jacobi with MP and Mayors

This year’s Rabbi Harry Martin Jacobi Memorial Lecture was delivered by his friend and fellow campaigner for the rights of refugees Lord (Alf) Dubs. Lord Dubs, a child of the Kindertransport, gave an inspiring speech to more 120 people seated in Southgate Progressive Synagogue or watching online. Speaking from his … Read More

[Sermon] Rabbi Lea Mühlstein: Responsibility for our own actions

If Not Now, When

In a new series of articles, Liberal Judaism is reproducing sermons given by our rabbis on important current issues. Here is the sermon given by Rabbi Lea Mühlstein of The Ark Synagogue (given on the occasion of barmitzvah of Edward Archbold) looking at how we should react to Government plans … Read More

[Sermon] Rabbi Sandra Kviat: The Forgotten Matriarchs

Bilhah and Zilpah

How many women are named in the Torah? If you were to count, one answer is 111. Sounds a lot, yet most are either unknown or ignored. Interestingly, the number of men varies between 1,700-3,000. Joseph and his journey is the longest running single person narrative in the Hebrew bible. … Read More

Letter to the Home Secretary regarding Bezalel Smotrich

LJ Statement Logo Star

Dear Home Secretary, We write to you on behalf of 15 Jewish community organisations representing tens of thousands of members of our community that span the religious and political spectrum. Yesterday evening, Member of Knesset Bezalel Smotrich landed in the UK for what he claimed were a series of meetings … Read More

[Blog] LJ Chair: Join us and give HIV the finger

LJ Chair Ruth Seager and family

Liberal Judaism Chair Ruth Seager and her family have joined people around the UK to give HIV the finger and support National HIV Testing Week. Below Ruth writes passionately about why testing is so important: HIV and AIDS burst into my life in the late 1980s. We began to hear … Read More