How to take part in Refugee Shabbat (5/6 March)

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Liberal Judaism is proud to support Refugee Shabbat, which this year takes place on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 March. Refugee Shabbat – organised by HIAS – is a moment for congregations and individuals around the world to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers. A spokesperson for … Read More

Liberal rabbis urge Home Office to halt asylum evictions

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Faith leaders from across the UK – including The Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s Rabbi Alexandra Wright and Liberal Judaism interim director Rabbi Charley Baginsky – have written an open letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel urging her not to evict or defund asylum seekers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. … Read More

Statement about the refugees crossing the English Channel

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13 August 2020 The rabbis and leaders of Liberal Judaism view with great concern the vilification of the refugees taking huge risks to get across the English Channel. We know that many of them are seeking the love and care of relatives in the UK, and that every avenue to … Read More

Education Hub: African Asylum Seekers in Israel (July 15)

Education Hub 15 July

9 July 2020 This Wednesday (15 July) at 6.30pm our Education Hub will explore the topic of ‘African Asylum Seekers in Israel’. In this session, we will talk about the incredible work done by the NGOs Mesila and Kuchinate – as well as have the opportunity to hear first-hand testimony … Read More

Limmud launches Webinar Series with refugee talk

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11 March 2020 Limmud has launched a new Webinar Series with the first set to take place on Sunday 15 March at 5pm (UK time). The cross-communal volunteer-led organisation is teaming up with HIAS Europe – a global Jewish humanitarian NGO – to offer an interactive webinar on the topic … Read More

Leading professor to deliver next WCLS lunchtime lecture

28 February 2020 Professor Glenn Levine will deliver the next in the popular West Central Liberal Synagogue (WCLS) Shabbat lunchtime lecture series. Professor Levine will lead a presentation and discussion titled A Short History of Yiddish: From Medieval Yudentaytsh to the 21st Century ‘YidLife Crisis’. He will trace the history … Read More

Statement on family reunion rights for child refugees

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10 January 2020 Liberal Judaism is dismayed by the government’s failure to guarantee protection for the right of vulnerable child refugees to be reunited with aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, parents or grandparents who are in the UK. If this safe and legal route is closed, we fear lives will be … 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

Young Progressive Jews unite for refugee project

22 October 2019 Young Liberal and Reform Jews from the UK have spent a week volunteering in Calais and Dunkirk, as part of a team cooking and serving 2,000 meals each day to the refugees there. Nine volunteers from the LJY-Netzer and RSY-Netzer youth movements joined the Refugee Community Kitchen … Read More

Northwood hosts pre-Sukkot tea for more than 125 refugees

17 October 2019 Volunteers at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) organised a pre-Sukkot tea for more than 125 refugees. The guests, who are supported by the Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership, enjoyed their first experience of a synagogue and spending time with Jewish people. The refugee children were … Read More