Statement on MP’s unacceptable comments about asylum seekers

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Liberal Judaism’s rabbis have raised concern at remarks made by Lee Anderson MP on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors said: “As British Jewish leaders, we are only too aware of the impact that hostility towards minorities and immigrant communities can have. “Invective such as … Read More

Progressive Judaism leaders meet with Shadow Minister

Lisa Nandy with Rabbis Charley Baginsky and Josh Levy

Rabbis Josh Levy and Charley Baginsky – the CEOs of Reform and Liberal Judaism – met with Lisa Nandy MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. They were invited to the House of Commons by the Shadow Minister, who was keen to find out more … Read More

Free School Meals for All: Week of Action

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Liberal Judaism and The Movement for Reform Judaism are supporting the Free School Meals for All: Week of Action, which takes place from 24-30 June. Organised by the No Child Left Behind coalition, it calls on the Prime Minister to follow in the footsteps of Scotland and Wales, and extend … Read More

Statement on the Israeli election and Religious Zionism Party

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Liberal Judaism and LJY-Netzer share the concern of so many in the British Jewish community for the future of Israel’s government following the 1 November election. The Religious Zionism Party of Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben Gvir ran a campaign that proudly displayed its racist, misogynist and homophobic views, as … Read More

[Video] Israeli election explainer with Rabbi Lea Mühlstein

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Many of us are worried about the outcome of today’s Israeli elections. But do you want to understand how the system actually works? Rabbi Lea Mühlstein gave a talk – as part of the Leo Baeck College Lehrhaus adult Jewish learning programme – explaining in detail everything you need to know … Read More

Liberal Judaism Vice President pays Lords tribute to the Queen

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Baroness (Gillian) Merron of Lincoln, a Vice President of Liberal Judaism, has paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the House of Lords. Speaking on behalf of our movement, she praised the Queen’s devoted service and read out part of the remembrance prayer said in Liberal synagogues this … Read More

Liberal Judaism CEO attends Parliamentary commemoration for Munich

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Liberal Judaism CEO Rabbi Charley Baginsky attended the Munich Olympics 1972 Commemoration today, held outside the House of Commons. The event remembered the 11 Israeli athletes and one German police officer killed by a Palestinian terrorist group at the Olympics 50 years ago. Charley spoke to Labour leader Sir Keir … Read More

Call for urgent action on the cost of living crisis

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Liberal Judaism has joined with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and 56 faith groups, charities and politicians to call on the government to take urgent action to bridge the cost of living gap faced by the lowest income families. The call responds to a report, written by poverty expert and … Read More

Liberal rabbis: Anti-Refugee Bill is ‘not in our name’


Prominent Liberal Judaism rabbis have joined colleagues from across the Jewish community in writing to Home Secretary Priti Patel to condemn the “shameful attack on refugee rights” that are contained in the new Nationality and Borders Bill. In the letter, coordinated by the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE), the … Read More