Major victory in campaign to resettle child refugees

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28 December 2018 The British Government has dropped a key barrier to bringing child refugees to the UK, in a victory for Liberal Judaism and its partners in Safe Passage. Two years ago, Britain offered to help 480 of the most vulnerable unaccompanied child refugees under the Dubs scheme. However … Read More

Speaking out against antisemitism and persecution of Christians

20 December 2018 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has joined other Christian and Jewish leaders to speak out against the rise of antisemitism in the UK and the persecution of Christians in many parts of the world. Danny was a signatory to a letter in The Times which … Read More

Mental Health Awareness Shabbat on 11/12 January

18 December 2018 Liberal Judaism congregations will join more than 100 communities, synagogues and schools around the UK taking part in the upcoming Head On: Mental Health Awareness Shabbat. Taking place on Friday 11 January and Saturday 12 January, the Shabbat aims to raise the profile of mental health and … Read More

South London take part in Pittsburgh project

5 December 2018 South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) was part of a unique project that saw 2,000 handmade Stars of David hung throughout Pittsburgh. The children of SLLS joined 1,000 young volunteers around the world making the stars, each with a heart in the centre. The project was created by … Read More

Why next week’s fundraising dinner is vital to our future

23 November 2018 We are just a few days away from Liberal Judaism’s fundraising dinner – which takes place on Tuesday 27 November at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London. It won’t just be a fantastic night with delicious food and inspiring speakers, but also your chance to help us raise funds … Read More

[Blog] Use this Shabbat to talk about domestic abuse

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21 November 2018 By Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism This Sunday is the annual United Nations designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW). It’s a wonderful cause that Liberal Judaism has supported throughout our history. But it’s also one that may leave many asking … Read More

Liberal Judaism supports a real Living Wage

5 November 2018 Liberal Judaism’s leadership and rabbis have reinforced our movement’s call for a real Living Wage, as part of Living Wage Week which begins today. Our movement and synagogues are Living Wage employers for both employees and contractors and will be implementing today’s increase to £9 an hour … Read More

Walk 10,000 steps to honour the 10,000 Kindertransport children

23 October 2018 A special walk will take place on Sunday 2 December to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport. Those taking part will walk 10,000 steps (approximately five miles) from The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St John’s Wood to Liverpool Street station. The distance was selected in … Read More

Help Liberal Judaism support trans equality

18 October 2018 Since its formation 116 years ago, Liberal Judaism has provided a home for everyone’s Jewish story. We are proud that everyone is considered equal in our communities – and always has been – and that where we lead others eventually follow. In recent decades, one of the … Read More

Support World Jewish Relief’s Indonesian earthquake appeal

15 October 2018 Liberal Judaism has joined with Jewish movements and organisations from across the denominations to call for aid to Indonesia. World Jewish Relief is providing emergency help in the region after a powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake, and resulting tsunami, hit the island of Sulawesi. The death toll is … Read More