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

Biennial At Home keynote speakers announced

Biennial weekend keynote speakers

5 May 2020 Matthew Gould, Danny Finkelstein and Rabbi Danny Rich will be the keynote speakers at Liberal Judaism’s upcoming Biennial At Home event. The Biennial At Home will take place from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 May and will use the latest technology to bring our movement’s flagship event … Read More

The coronavirus pandemic: A personal response

Rabbi Danny Rich

26 March 2020 By Rabbi Danny Rich Outgoing Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism On one thing we can be agreed: we are living in an extraordinary and challenging moment and each one of us faces one or more difficulty: our own mortality and the possible death of … Read More

‘Danny has devoted his life to the service of our movement’

23 January 2020 Liberal Judaism president Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein and acting chair Ruth Seager have paid tribute to Rabbi Danny Rich, who this week stepped down as the senior rabbi and chief executive of Liberal Judaism (read more here). Speaking on behalf of the movement, Ruth said: “Rabbi Danny … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich stepping down as head of Liberal Judaism

23 January 2020 Rabbi Danny Rich is stepping down as the senior rabbi and chief executive of Liberal Judaism after 15 hugely successful years in the role. Danny announced his decision to Liberal Judaism’s Council on Tuesday night. He will leave his post at the end of March. Danny’s tenure … Read More

Rabbi Cantor Gershon Silins inducted in Norwich

Rabbi Cantor Gershon Silins inducted by Rabbi Danny Rich in Norwich

1 January 2020 Members of the East Anglian Jewish population packed the Old Meeting House in Norwich to see Rabbi Cantor Gershon Silins inducted as the new rabbi of the Norwich Liberal Jewish Community (NLJC). Gershon – who was ordained as rabbi in July after graduating from Leo Baeck College … Read More

Mitzvah Day brings faiths (and even rabbis) together

19 November 2019 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was part of a unique and moving Mitzvah Day event that saw all sections of the Jewish community in Finchley unite with their Muslim neighbours. Danny teamed up with Finchley Progressive Synagogue’s Rabbi Rebecca Birk – as well as Rabbi … Read More

Protesting against Chinese persecution of Muslims

4 November 2019 Two Liberal Jewish families used their half term holidays to join the weekly demonstration outside the Chinese Cultural Embassy to draw attention to the three million Uyghur and other minority Muslims incarcerated by the Chinese in concentration camps. Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue’s Rabbi Aaron Goldstein and … 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