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

A reflection six months on from 7 October

By Rabbis Josh Levy and Charley Baginsky Co-Leads of Progressive Judaism In October of last year, together with other communal leaders, we produced a set of principles about how to respond to the emerging crisis in Israel and Gaza. It was called ‘Our Jewish Values’ and spoke for many in our … Read More

Cantor Zöe Jacobs to lead clergy team at Finchley Reform Synagogue

Cantor Zöe Jacobs

Finchley Reform Synagogue (FRS) has appointed Cantor Zöe Jacobs as its new Senior Clergy, replacing outgoing Senior Rabbi, Miriam Berger. The appointment marks a ground-breaking new model of congregational leadership and the next stage of a personal journey for Cantor Zöe. Cantor Zöe grew up in the FRS community – … Read More

Progressive Judaism backs calls for new deal on refugee integration

Commission on the Integration of Refugees

Two prominent Progressive Jews have played a key role in a report calling for a new deal on refugee integration that works for both refugees and wider British society. Progressive Judaism Advisory Board Chair Dr Ed Kessler MBE is Chair of the Commission on the Integration of Refugees, which spent … Read More

Shirei met Chagigah and welcomed in the future

Uplifting, joyous, meaningful, and musical were some of the comments at the end of the Movement for Reform Judaism’s flagship event, Shirei meets Chagigah. It was an all-singing, all-learning four days away with rabbis, cantors, leaders, community members, and speakers from around the world, all coming together to enjoy and … Read More

Progressive Judaism is ‘transforming the Jewish world’

Jewish Telegraph interview with Rabbi Josh Levy

The values, ideals and leaders of Progressive Judaism have been praised by the Jewish press. After a headline in the Jewish News last week proclaiming that ‘Progressive Judaism welcomes everyone’, this week’s Jewish Telegraph hails Rabbi Josh Levy as the ‘Rabbi helping to transform the Jewish world in the UK’. … Read More

Progressive Judaism statement on tackling extremism

Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism logos

Over the last months, we have seen a worrying rise in antisemitism in this country. Many Jews are expressing heightened fear about our safety. We are grateful for the support of government, communal organisations, police and volunteers who work for the security of our people, institutions and places of worship. Many in … Read More

Progressive rabbi gives blessing at Commonwealth Service

Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers at the Commonwealth Day Service of Celebration

Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers (pictured) offered the blessing on behalf of the Jewish community at the Commonwealth Day Service of Celebration at Westminster Abbey, broadcast on BBC1. Explaining how, in the Torah, our ancestors are shown as flawed leaders who learn and grow on their journey, Rabbi Debbie quoted the Book … Read More

World’s largest ever shofar chorus to support the hostages

Rabbi Mark Solomon at the Blow for Hostages event

Rabbi Mark Solomon represented Progressive Judaism at the world’s largest ever shofar chorus – in a call for the freeing of all the innocent children, elderly people, women and men still being held hostage by Hamas terrorists. The hundreds in attendance at the event, held in London on Sunday 10 … Read More

Join our free Crisis Comms Media Masterclass

Simon Rothstein and Graham Miller

This Monday (18 March) at 7pm, Liberal Judaism and the Movement for Reform Judaism will be running a free Media Masterclass for members covering crisis comms and responding to criticism. This session will cover all aspects of the issues a community may face, including those arising from the current conflict … Read More