Liberal Judaism Vice President pays Lords tribute to the Queen

Baroness Merron speaking in the Lords

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

Sir Keir Starmer and Rabbi Charley Baginsky

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

Cost of living crisis

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

LJ CEO attends Labour Friends of Israel lunch with Sir Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer at LFI lunch

Liberal Judaism was proud to be recognised as an important voice in the on-going conversation around antisemitism on the left at today’s Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) lunch with Sir Keir Starmer. Liberal Judaism CEO Rabbi Charley Baginsky sat on the top table at the event alongside the Labour leader, … Read More

John Kampfner to deliver Lionel Blue Lecture 2021

Lionel Blue lecture

The journalist and author John Kampfner will deliver Leo Baeck College’s annual Lionel Blue Lecture, to honour the memory of one of Britain’s best-loved Progressive rabbis and raise much-needed funds for the College. John will be in conversation with author and sociologist Dr Keith Kahn-Harris on topics including UK politics, … Read More

JCORE Emergency Appeal for Afghan Refugees

Afghan refugees

By Dr Edie Friedman Executive Director, JCORE (Jewish Council for Racial Equality) The sudden fall of Kabul and its tragic consequences are particularly resonant for the Jewish community. Those Afghans who manage to get on a plane and come to the UK will, thankfully, be out of danger. But they … Read More

Join us for JCORE refugee event with Lord Alf Dubs

Lord Alf Dubs

JCORE is holding an urgent meeting this Sunday (4 July) from 7-8.30pm on the Government’s proposed new immigration plans. Titled ‘Not Welcome Here’, the meeting will examine at the reforms, which propose the most far-reaching and concerning changes to the UK’s asylum system for years. Under such proposals many Jewish … Read More

Liberal Judaism joins Religious Alliance for Dignity in Dying

Dignity in Dying

Liberal Judaism has become a founder member of the new Religious Alliance for Dignity in Dying, a collection of multi-faith groups, leaders and laypeople calling for a change in the law on assisted dying. Liberal Judaism as a movement has long supported the right for terminally ill people, who are … Read More

Liberal Judaism CEO to speak at Virtual Parliament Iftar

Liberal Judaism Chief Executive Officer Rabbi Charley Baginsky will take part in a Virtual Parliament Iftar event alongside other senior faith leaders and MPs. Organised by the Dialogue Society, the event – entitled Rekindling the Community Spirit – will take place tomorrow (Thursday 22 April) from 7pm. It can be … Read More