Key voices in faith schools debate to speak at LJ event

13 September 2019 The panel for Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes event on faith schools will feature important voices on both sides of the argument. The debate – titled ‘faith schools: is isolation splendid?’ – will take place on Thursday 19 September at 7pm at the Montagu Centre in Central London. … Read More

Statement on any Israeli expansion in the West Bank

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11 September 2019 A statement from Rabbi Danny Rich and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the Senior Rabbis of Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism. “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s stated intention to annex large swathes of the West Bank is a direct threat to the viability of a two state solution. “Evidence shows that … Read More

Liberal rabbis lobby Government on refugees and LGBTQI+ inclusion

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12 August 2019 Liberal Judaism’s rabbis have called on the UK Government to take action on offering sanctuary to more refugees and the promotion of LGBTQI+ inclusion. An open letter on refugees, organised by Safe Passage and covered in The Guardian, was signed by 100 faith leaders including Liberal Judaism’s … Read More

Brighton Progressives triumph in #JewsForLoos campaign

30 July 2019 Members of Liberal Judaism’s Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue and neighbouring Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue are celebrating victory in their #JewsForLoos campaign. Following pressure from a combined group, including the two synagogues and other local faith communities, Brighton & Hove City Council have reopened the disused … Read More

[Opinion] “We are all equal in God’s eyes”

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 22 July 2019 In the week America, and much of the world, was fixated on the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing, President Trump chose to attack four opponents, whipping up his audience to chant “send them back”. It reminded me of Germany 70 years … Read More

[Speech] Deemed Consent, Multi Faith & Belief Perspectives

Rabbi Danny Rich 27 March 2019 Deemed Consent for Organ Donation Event, The Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust I should perhaps declare an interest in that I have been an advocate of the ‘opt out’ proposal concerning organ donation as soon as I heard of it some years ago, and … Read More

Join us to debate citizenship – is it a right or a privilege?

27 March 2019 Join us on Thursday 4 April for the latest in our Hot Potatoes series of events; Citizenship – Privilege, right or something in between? Our panel, chaired by Charlotte Fischer from Citizens UK, will feature a range of experts from within and outside the Jewish community debating … Read More

Alliance for Progressive Judaism statement on Otzma Yehudit

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27 February 2019 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism joins religious and community leaders from across the spectrum, both in Israel and the Diaspora, in condemning Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intention to govern with an extremist party. Otzma Yehudit’s views are fundamentally opposed to Israel’s founding values, as well as … Read More

Liberal Judaism supports compulsory sex education

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26 February 2019 Liberal Judaism has pledged its full backing for the new Government initiative to make comprehensive relationships and sex education compulsory for all school children. Under the Children and Social Work Act 2017, the Government has committed that relationships education (primary) and relationships and sex education (secondary) will … Read More