Crouch End father and daughter win EcoSynagogue Award

20 February 2020 Crouch End Chavurah’s Leah Bindman Cohen and her father Dave Cohen were honoured at the EcoSynagogue Awards 2020. The pair won a joint prize at the ceremony, held in conjunction with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, for their contributions in helping the Chavurah become greener. … Read More

[Sermon] Mental Health Awarness Shabbat 2020

Rabbi Monqiue Mayer 31 January 2020 Three final, devastating plagues laid waste to the land of Egypt: locusts, darkness, and the slaying of the firstborn. The eighth plague of locusts stripped the land of all remaining crops, eating up all the grasses and fruit while the tenth plague stripped the … Read More

Statement on family reunion rights for child refugees

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10 January 2020 Liberal Judaism is dismayed by the government’s failure to guarantee protection for the right of vulnerable child refugees to be reunited with aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, parents or grandparents who are in the UK. If this safe and legal route is closed, we fear lives will be … Read More

Statement on persecution of Uyghur Muslims in China

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26 November 2019 Jane Drapkin – LJ Social Justice National Officer Rabbi Aaron Goldstein – Chair, Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors As Jewish Communities around the country begin planning and training for education around Holocaust Memorial Day, we cannot ignore a potential genocide unfolding in plain sight right now … Read More

Mitzvah Day brings faiths (and even rabbis) together

19 November 2019 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was part of a unique and moving Mitzvah Day event that saw all sections of the Jewish community in Finchley unite with their Muslim neighbours. Danny teamed up with Finchley Progressive Synagogue’s Rabbi Rebecca Birk – as well as Rabbi … Read More

‘Leave a Light On’ to commemorate Kristallnacht

6 November 2019 Liberal Judaism is joining with all sections of Anglo-Jewry to support the Association of Jewish Refugees’ (AJR) ‘Leave a Light On’ initiative. In order to commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht, we are asking you to keep one light on in your homes and community buildings on the … Read More

Protesting against Chinese persecution of Muslims

4 November 2019 Two Liberal Jewish families used their half term holidays to join the weekly demonstration outside the Chinese Cultural Embassy to draw attention to the three million Uyghur and other minority Muslims incarcerated by the Chinese in concentration camps. Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue’s Rabbi Aaron Goldstein and … Read More

Make a change with our FREE community organising training

23 October 2019 Liberal Judaism is offering members a FREE one-day community organising training course, thanks to funding from the NLPS Trust for Progressive Judaism. This is a course for people who want their synagogues or communities to be even more vibrant and powerful. It is for those people who … Read More

Support the #CutItOut campaign against hate speech

16 October 2019 René Cassin – the human rights charity that draws on Jewish experience and values – has joined with the Traveller Movement for an event at the Houses of Parliament for the launch of their new #CutItOut campaign. Part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, the campaign seeks … Read More