‘We must build the language to sustain our interfaith dialogue’

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner has spoken powerfully on the need to maintain interfaith relationships in the UK, despite the huge difficulties presented by events in Israel and Gaza Speaking in the Thought for the Day slot, on BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme, she talks of the friendships that have been … Read More

Brighton Mayoral reception shows ‘togetherness’ of faith groups

Brighton Clergy with the Mayor

Rabbi Gabriel Kanter-Webber attended an interfaith reception hosted by the Worshipful Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Jackie O’Quinn. The Mayor, whose term of office is coming to an end, held the event to thank the assembled clergy and faith leaders for everything they do for the city. Rabbi Gabriel, … Read More

Advisory Board Chair wins the 2024 Seelisberg Prize

Dr Ed Kessler MBE, Chair of the Advisory Board overseeing the unification of Reform and Liberal Judaism, has been awarded the 2024 Seelisberg Prize. Granted annually by the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), and the Centre for Intercultural Theology and Religions at the University of Salzburg, it honours … Read More

Pesach pictures from around our Progressive congregations

Progressive communities around the UK welcomed members, friends and others in the local community as they hosted meaningful and uplifting Passover Seders, services and events. While Pesach was joyful in our homes and communities, our thoughts were also with those currently being held hostage by Hamas. Many of the Pesach … Read More

Advisory Board Chair on continuing our work to build bridges

Dr Ed Kessler on The Rest Is Politics

Dr Ed Kessler MBE, the Chair of the Progressive Judaism Advisory Board, appeared on The Rest is Politics to discuss the war in Israel and Gaza and what happens next both there and for interfaith work in the UK. Ed is Founder President of the Woolf Institute and a leading … Read More

Progressive Judaism Co-Leads join Mayor for Trafalgar Square Iftar

Rabbis Josh Levy and Charley Baginsky with Mayor Sadiq Khan at London Iftar

Rabbis Charley Baginsky and Josh Levy, the Co-Leads of Progressive Judaism, joined London Mayor Sadiq Khan for a large scale open-air interfaith Iftar held in Trafalgar Square. Despite bad weather, thousands gathered for the Ramadan fast-breaking event. Rabbis Josh and Charley were joined by many others from the Jewish community … Read More

EHRS joins with Faiths Forum for London to host inaugural Iftar

Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers at EHRS Iftar

Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue (EHRS) joined with Faiths Forum for London to host their first Iftar – which saw 100 people from local Jewish and Muslim communities come together to eat, learn, pray and listen to one another. The meal was prepared and served by a dedicated team of … Read More

Packed Purim parties show growth of our communities

Progressive communities around the country enjoyed fetes, spiels, fancy dress parades, parties, Megillah readings and more this Purim. Many of our Reform and Liberal congregations enjoyed record attendances as the festival was celebrated in true Progressive style. At Bromley Reform Synagogue, 250 people – including more than 100 potential new … Read More

‘Inspiring’ Progressive Iftar supports asylum seeker campaign

Iftar at Finchley Progressive Synagogue

An Iftar at Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) marked an important moment in a day of action campaigning for free bus travel for asylum seekers. The evening was the final stop on Barnet Citizens’ ‘Iftar for the Bus’, which saw a vintage bus travel across London to raise awareness for the … Read More

Progressive Co-Lead joins Archbishop to launch Big Help Out

Rabbi Charley Baginsky with other faith leaders at Big Help Out launch

Progressive Judaism Co-Lead Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby have led the calls for members of British faith groups to get involved with the Big Help Out – a weekend of volunteering that will take place in June. A launch event took place at an interfaith iftar … Read More