[Blog] Nation State Law is a dangerous political gesture

Rabbi Danny Rich 12 August 2018 As the summer really took hold in Israel, the temperature in the Knesset rose dramatically as ‘Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People’ (INSJP) became part of the Israel’s effective constitution by 62 votes to 55. On the surface, it appears to … Read More

Big numbers at small Reading community’s big birthday

19 July 2018 The Reading Liberal Jewish Community proudly celebrated its 40th birthday with a special Shabbat service and celebratory lunch. The small community’s numbers were swelled for the event as current members were joined by old friends, officers and dignitaries of Liberal Judaism and no less than seven rabbis. … Read More

Progressive Jews unite against Israel’s Basic Law Bill

17 July 2018 Liberal Judaism and other Progressive Zionist groups have called on the Israeli government to drop the “dangerous” Basic Law Bill currently being considered by the country’s Knesset (Parliament). Working with other groups, including Reform Judaism, we yesterday delivered a strongly-worded letter to Israel’s Ambassador to the UK … Read More

Two new Liberal rabbis ordained in moving ceremony

10 July 2018 Two new Progressive rabbis have been ordained by Leo Baeck College in a moving ceremony at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue. Rabbi Nathan Godleman and Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein (pictured above with Dr Jeremy Schonfield) were ordained by Leo Baeck College’s dean, Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh, after spending five … Read More

See our periodic table of Liberal Judaism communities

9 July 2018 Liberal Judaism is proud to unveil its Biennial Weekend community project – a periodic table of the wonderful congregations that make up our movement. Designed to fit the theme of the weekend – ‘The Formula for Truly Progressive Judaism’ – each community was given material to create … Read More

Share your story – Celebrating 70 years of the NHS #NHS70

5 July 2018 Seventy years ago today, the National Health Service (NHS) was created and has played a vital role in the lives of everyone in Britain ever since. Find out more about what the NHS is doing to celebrate this big birthday at https://www.nhs70.nhs.uk. Liberal Judaism is joining with … Read More

Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend report and photos

2 July 2018 Liberal Judaism members from all around the UK and beyond took part in an “inspirational” Biennial Weekend – discussing the next steps in liturgy, theology, policy, outreach work and shared values that will drive Progressive Judaism forward both in Britain and around the world. For the first … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich calls Trump policies ‘immoral’ in BBC interview

25 June 2018 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has said the world needs to let American President Donald Trump know that his policies on refugees are “immoral and dangerous”. Danny was quizzed about the US President by Victoria Derbyshire on her BBC Two show earlier today. He said: … Read More

Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner looks to the future

21 June 2018 Liberal Judaism has pledged to build an education department and develop its student and young adult programming . Speakers at this year’s Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner talked of the need to raise funds in order to invest in these much-needed projects. Held at the House of Lords, … Read More

Danny returns to welcome new Board of Deputies president

6 June 2018 Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, returned to work early from his current six month sabbatical in order to welcome the new president of the Board of Deputies to the Montagu Centre. Danny met with Marie van der Zyl at Liberal Judaism’s London head office to … Read More