Ealing Liberal Synagogue appoints Rabbi Dr Miri Lawrence

Rabbi Dr Miri Lawrence

1 October 2020 Rabbi Dr Miri Lawrence is returning to the pulpit of Ealing Liberal Synagogue (ELS) following the retirement of Rabbi Janet Burden. Miri will be working for the community on freelance basis until January 2021, before formally starting the role. She previously served Ealing in the 1990s after … Read More

Meet Liberal Judaism’s new senior administrator

Tanya Garfield

3 September 2020 Liberal Judaism is delighted to announce that Tanya Garfield is our new senior administrator. Taking on a central role within Liberal Judaism, Tanya will provide support for all aspects of our movement’s administration including finance, lifecycle and education. She will also be providing PA support to the … Read More

Young and passionate? Join our Board of National Officers

9 June 2020 An open letter from Graham Carpenter and Hannah Stephenson Dear senior LJY-Netzer Bogrim and young adult members of Liberal Judaism, We hope you are all OK and finding the ways that work for you to get through these tough times. We are sure that many of you … Read More

[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