[Comment] It is our Liberal Jewish obligation to speak out

Black Lives Matter

By Rabbi Charley Baginsky On one of our Facebook groups for clergy, an American Rabbi tried to articulate their shock following the murder of George Floyd. She noted that it reached the proof required by the rabbis of old for a murder conviction. Why is this significant? For the same … Read More

Liberal Judaism appoints Joint Interim Directors

helley Shocolinsky-Dwyer and Rabbi Charley Baginsky

1 June 2020 Liberal Judaism has appointed Shelley Shocolinsky-Dwyer (left) and Rabbi Charley Baginsky (right) as its Joint Interim Directors until the end of March 2021. Shelley, formerly Liberal Judaism’s Director of Operations, will have overall responsibility for the movement’s finances and operations. Charley, who was previously Director of Strategy … Read More

[Blog] How do we acquire a shem tov (good name)?

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

21 April 2020 By Rabbi Aaron Goldstein Unavoidably, all professionals engaged in lifecycle events have been extra busy during the coronavirus pandemic. Baby blessings, Bnei Mitzvah, Kabbalat Torah and weddings have all had to be postponed. Deaths from the virus and those coincidental to this time have meant that we … Read More

Rabbi Charley Baginsky seconded from South Bucks to Liberal Judaism

Rabbi Charley Baginsky

4 March 2020 Rabbi Charley Baginsky is taking up a six-month secondment at Liberal Judaism from 1 April. Charley had previously split her time between her role as Liberal Judaism’s director of strategy and partnerships and as the rabbi at South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC). The move strengthens Liberal Judaism’s … Read More

Biennial Weekend keynote speakers announced

12 Februrary 2020 Liberal Judaism is delighted to announce the keynote speakers for our movement’s flagship event of 2020 – the Biennial Weekend. Titled Liberal Judaism’s Collaboratory, the weekend will focus on the collaborations that make Liberal Judaism and its partners stronger together, and our keynote speakers are all perfectly … Read More

Help us showcase those advancing LGBTQI+ equality

LGBT History Month

3 February 2020 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) during LGBT History Month to showcase all those who are advancing LGBTQI+ equality in our communities. The JLC are looking to profile and celebrate people who have done their bit to make our congregations more welcoming … Read More

‘Danny has devoted his life to the service of our movement’

23 January 2020 Liberal Judaism president Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein and acting chair Ruth Seager have paid tribute to Rabbi Danny Rich, who this week stepped down as the senior rabbi and chief executive of Liberal Judaism (read more here). Speaking on behalf of the movement, Ruth said: “Rabbi Danny … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich stepping down as head of Liberal Judaism

23 January 2020 Rabbi Danny Rich is stepping down as the senior rabbi and chief executive of Liberal Judaism after 15 hugely successful years in the role. Danny announced his decision to Liberal Judaism’s Council on Tuesday night. He will leave his post at the end of March. Danny’s tenure … Read More

[Sermon] Avodah – Sacred Service (AJEX Shabbat)

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein AJEX Shabbat Al shlosha d’varim ha-olam omed: al ha-torah, v’al ha-avodah v’al g’millut chasadim I’m sure many of you are familiar with these words from the Mishnah, from Pirkei Avot – The Ethics of our Fathers. This statement by Shimon the Righteous anchors the existence of the … Read More

Join Liberal Judaism’s lay leadership course

30 October 2019 Applications are now open for the next cohort of Liberal Judaism’s acclaimed Ba’alei Tefillah lay leadership programme. The 15 month-long course is led by inspiring rabbis and lay leaders and covers everything you’ll need to know in order to take services in your community. Ba’alei Tefillah includes … Read More