Liberals take action as Calais camp closes

25 October 2016 Liberal Jewish rabbis and members were part of a number of important Citizens UK actions for refugees over Sukkot. Liberal Jews, working alongside those of all and no faith, were seeking to ensure that unaccompanied children would continue to arrive from France, despite the clearance of the … Read More

Join the Human Rights Shabbat Programme

2 October 2016 A dozen Liberal communities have already signed up to take part in the René Cassin Human Rights Shabbat Programme for 5777. René Cassin – a charity working to promote and protect universal human rights, drawing on Jewish experience and values – has run the project for the … Read More

SLLS honours Rabbi Janet Darley by planning refugee flat

Louise Freedman and Alice Alphandary present Rabbi Janet Darley (centre) with a leaving gift

27 July 2016 South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) gave departing rabbi, Rabbi Janet Darley, the perfect farewell present – a promise to continue her award-winning work with refugees. The community has vowed to convert a space in the synagogue into a two bedroom flat to house a refugee family. Plans … Read More

Rabbi Harry Jacobi ‘saddened and upset’ by refugee vote

26 April 2016 Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi Harry Jacobi has told of his upset after the Government narrowly defeated a cross-party bid to get the UK to accept 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees. Harry – who twice fled the Nazis as a teenager – likened last night’s result in the … Read More

We must help child refugees find their families

23 April 2016 The Telegraph Sir – We were shocked by the entirely preventable death of Muhammad Hassan, a 17-year-old asylum-seeker. He died on April 1 while trying to reach his uncle in Manchester. Despite having a legal right to join his family while his asylum claim was processed, he … Read More

Yvette Cooper joins Rabbi Harry Jacobi in refugee call

21 April 2016 Rabbi Harry Jacobi has given testimony to the House of Commons about his refugee journey to the UK, escaping Nazi persecution in May 1940, in order to help politicians understand the experience of today’s young refugees. Harry spoke powerfully alongside former Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, Lord … Read More

Citizens UK and Rabbi Janet Darley win major award

14 March 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Janet Darley has collected a major human rights award. Janet – who is rabbi at South London Liberal Synagogue – was part of the Citizens UK group who won the Champions of the Year prize at the Women on the Move Awards at the … Read More