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

[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

Syrian refugees enjoy Shabbat at Kingston Liberal Synagogue

Refugees at Kingston Liberal Synagogue service

18 June 2019 Syrian refugees spoke about their experiences of settling in England at a special Shabbat service at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS). Journalist and Arabic teacher Hasnaa Omar left Syria in 2013 and arrived in London in 2016. She was subsequently able to bring her husband, an IT manager, … Read More

[Sermon] Anne Frank Shabbat 5779

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 15 June 2019 Herefordshire Jewish Community There are many sights worth seeing in Amsterdam but, if you are there on a Shabbat I do recommend you go to the Amsterdam Liberal Synagogue. I think it is the most beautiful modern synagogue building in Europe. It was … Read More

Four Liberal Jews awarded British Empire Medals

11 June 2019 Four members of Liberal Judaism have been awarded British Empire Medals on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019. Bob and Ann Kirk of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS), Mosaic Liberal Synagogue member George Vulkan, and Walter Kammerling from Wessex Liberal Jewish Communtiy were recognised for their contribution … 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

Major victory in campaign to resettle child refugees

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28 December 2018 The British Government has dropped a key barrier to bringing child refugees to the UK, in a victory for Liberal Judaism and its partners in Safe Passage. Two years ago, Britain offered to help 480 of the most vulnerable unaccompanied child refugees under the Dubs scheme. However … Read More

Walk 10,000 steps to honour the 10,000 Kindertransport children

23 October 2018 A special walk will take place on Sunday 2 December to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport. Those taking part will walk 10,000 steps (approximately five miles) from The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St John’s Wood to Liverpool Street station. The distance was selected in … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich presents Community Sponsorship Award

10 October 2018 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was one of the presenters at the UK’s first Community Sponsorship Awards. The ceremony was created by Citizens UK to recognise the quiet British heroes who have responded to the refugee crisis by welcoming Syrian families into their communities. Awards … Read More

Leicester Council makes refugee pledge at Sanctuary Sukkot event

2 October 2018 Leicester City Council has pledged to accept and support at least five child refugees each year, for the next 10 years, after the Sanctuary Sukkot event at Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation (LPJC). Around 70 people attended, with LPJC’s Rabbi Mark Solomon joined in the Sukkah by Reverend … Read More