Liberal Judaism backs CCJ campaign on food poverty

CCJ Food Fareness campaign

Liberal Judaism is backing the new #FoodFareness campaign being run by the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) to raise awareness and money to address food poverty. The campaign was launched in the run up to the festive period in partnership with FareShare, the UK’s longest-running food redistribution charity. CCJ … Read More

LJS to host racism talk from Stephen Bush (24 Nov)

Stephen Bush

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) is hosting the last in its series of talks on the theme of racism tomorrow (Tuesday 24 November) from 8.15pm-9.30pm via Zoom. Open to all members and friends of Liberal Judaism, the session will see Stephen Bush (pictured) present the findings of the Board of … Read More

Talking about domestic abuse on Jewish Women’s Aid Shabbat

JWA Shabbat

Jewish Women’s Aid Shabbat is taking place across the UK this Saturday (21 November 2020) and it is vital that Liberal Judaism and our congregations use this opportunity to raise the issue of domestic abuse and sexual violence in the Jewish community. This can be a difficult topic to talk … Read More

Liberal rabbis urge Home Office to halt asylum evictions

Halt asylum evictions letter and quote

Faith leaders from across the UK – including The Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s Rabbi Alexandra Wright and Liberal Judaism interim director Rabbi Charley Baginsky – have written an open letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel urging her not to evict or defund asylum seekers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. … Read More

Statement on reforming the Gender Recognition Act

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23 September 2020 By Rabbi Charley Baginsky In failing to introduce meaningful reforms to the Gender Recognition Act, the Government is not only ignoring the wishes of trans and non-binary people but also the overwhelming majority of those who responded to the Government’s own consultation supporting self-identification. Liberal Judaism will … Read More

Bring a global justice perspective to your Sukkot

Sukkot global justice

14 September 2020 Liberal Judaism is delighted to support ‘A Sukkah of Peace: A Global Justice Journey’, a resource designed to bring a new perspective to your High Holy Day celebrations. A partnership between OLAM, Repair the World and JDC Entwine, daily themed colouring posters are available that explore the … Read More

‘There is no greater mitzvah than saving a life’

Organ donation card

26 August 2020 By Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi As we approach the High Holy Days, we are confronted by profound questions about life and death and of the legacy that we wish to leave behind us. it is therefore appropriate that the week before Rosh Hashanah is Organ Donation Week … Read More

Statement about the refugees crossing the English Channel

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13 August 2020 The rabbis and leaders of Liberal Judaism view with great concern the vilification of the refugees taking huge risks to get across the English Channel. We know that many of them are seeking the love and care of relatives in the UK, and that every avenue to … Read More

Faith leaders speak out against potential genocide of Uyghurs

Uyghurs letter

10 August 2020 Liberal Judaism’s interim director Rabbi Charley Baginsky has joined with 75 other faith leaders to call for urgent action to prevent “the potential genocide of Uyghurs and other Muslims in China”. Twenty rabbis from across the denominations – including Liberal Judaism’s Rabbis Aaron Goldstein, Richard Jacobi, Margaret … Read More

Wiley, Twitter and why there must be #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate

Twitter walkout

26 July 2020 Liberal Judaism statement on Wiley, Twitter and why there must be #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate: For a long time now various hashtags about Jews have been trending on Twitter – and almost always for negative reasons. One only has to spend a few minutes on the platform to see a … Read More