Liberal Judaism congratulates Danny Rich

4 May 2018 Liberal Judaism would like to congratulate Danny Rich on his election as local councillor for West Finchley in Barnet. Danny is currently on Sabbatical from his position as Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism and obviously will serve as a councillor in a personal capacity. Tikkun olam, a … Read More

LJS hosts progressive Board of Deputies hustings

2 May 2018 Last night the Liberal Jewish Synagogue proudly hosted the Progressive hustings for the election for the new President of the Board of Deputies. The event was chaired by the convenors of the Progressive Deputies, Karen Newman and Tony Seymour. The four candidates were Marie van der Zyl, … Read More

Lord Dubs issues urgent refugee plea at Kingston talk

30 April 2018 Lord (Alf) Dubs made an impassioned plea to the British Government to help bring more vulnerable child refugees to safety, as he spoke at the Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) AGM. The Labour peer urged support for his ‘Dubs Amendment’, which helps unaccompanied refugee children come to live … Read More

Rainbow Pilgrims calls for repeal of anti-gay laws in the Commonwealth

24 April 2018 Liberal Judaism’s pioneering LGBTQI+ project Rainbow Pilgrims has joined the call for the repeal of anti-gay laws in the Commonwealth. To coincide with the discussions on overturning global homophobic and transphobic legislation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, Rainbow Pilgrims teamed up with … Read More

Progressive rabbis address antisemitism and politics

23 April 2018 Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Liberal Judaism’s Director of Strategy and Partnerships and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism have created a video addressing the concerns about antisemitism in politics and how we can respond as part of The Alliance for Progressive Judaism. Reform Judaism and Liberal … Read More

Liberal Judaism raises awareness of modern day leprosy

10 April 2018 Liberal Judaism will be raising awareness of modern day leprosy over Shabbat as the Torah portion – Tazria-Metzora – deals with the disease. Our movement was proud to be the only Jewish organisation at a House of Lords event in February to observe World Leprosy Day. The … Read More

[Sermon] First Day Pesach 2018/5778

Rabbi Margaret Jacobi 31 March 2018 The demonstration organised last week by the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council against anti-semitism in the Labour party was unprecedented in recent times. Jews came together from across the political spectrum, from Labour to Conservative, many of whom would normally not … Read More

Liberal Judaism: This is Corbyn’s last chance saloon

27 March 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism, led by Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher, gathered in Parliament Square in Westminster yesterday evening to join other members of the Jewish community in calling on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to face up and tackle the antisemitism within his party. Our movement also … Read More

Why I had to walk out of the Zionist Federation’s dinner

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein 13 March 2018 The Jewish Chronicle “With no opportunity to voice my opposition to the guest speaker’s comments on asylum-seekers in Israel, I was left with no choice.” Sometimes enough is enough. I am a deeply committed Zionist and I believe that British Jewry must take a … Read More

Rabbi Lea chairs international Progressive Zionist body

13 March 2018 Rabbi Lea Mühlstein is the new international chair of ARZENU, the umbrella organisation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists. Lea’s role will see her ensure that the interests of ARZENU’s constituent groups in 14 countries around the world, as well Progressive Jews more generally, are represented within … Read More