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

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

Birmingham Progressive members on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 programme on refugees

27 September 2019 Members of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, including Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi, appeared on a BBC Radio 4 programme titled ‘The Syrians and the Kindertransport’ in which new and old refugees in the city met and compared experiences. Margaret was interviewed during the show about her campaigning work with … Read More

[Blog] Uniting Brighton & Hove in social action

Michael Austin It is not often today that something can unite different synagogues, churches and all the political parties; but that is what is happening now in Brighton and Hove, thanks to Citizens Brighton and Hove. Five years ago Brighton Council closed the toilet facility at Hove Cemetery North which … Read More

Brighton Progressives triumph in #JewsForLoos campaign

30 July 2019 Members of Liberal Judaism’s Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue and neighbouring Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue are celebrating victory in their #JewsForLoos campaign. Following pressure from a combined group, including the two synagogues and other local faith communities, Brighton & Hove City Council have reopened the disused … Read More

Day of Celebration tackles vital questions on care

Dame Margaret Hodge and Jean Gaffin OBE at the LJ Day Of Celebration 2019

24 June 2019 More than 180 Progressive Jews came together to discuss care, community and social justice at the Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration. The movement’s flagship event of 2019 had the theme of ‘If I am only for myself’ and focused on how to meet the desire and need … 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

Join us to debate citizenship – is it a right or a privilege?

27 March 2019 Join us on Thursday 4 April for the latest in our Hot Potatoes series of events; Citizenship – Privilege, right or something in between? Our panel, chaired by Charlotte Fischer from Citizens UK, will feature a range of experts from within and outside the Jewish community debating … Read More

Mayoral approval for Liberal Judaism’s social action

12 February 2019 London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, officer Jane Drapkin and social justice worker Charlotte Fischer (not pictured) to speak about our movement’s social action. The Mayor stopped by to chat while the three were at City Hall discussing Liberal Judaism’s community … Read More

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