Liberals triumph at Mitzvah Day Awards

5 February 2018 Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) was praised for its Salaam Shalom Kitchen, as the project gained a key social action award. The kitchen – a partnership between NLS and local Muslim charity Himmah – won the Mitzvah Day 365 Award in a ceremony at JW3. The Salaam Shalom … Read More

Rabbis unite to fight Israel’s refugee deportation plan

1 February 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Director of Strategy & Partnerships, Rabbi Charley Baginsky, joined with rabbis from Reform and Masorti Judaism to meet with Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to the UK and express concern at the country’s plan to deport African migrants. Rabbi Charley organised the meeting where she represented hundreds … Read More

Join our Rainbow Pilgrims events during LGBT History Month

30 January 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism are invited to attend two special Rainbow Pilgrims events during LGBT History Month 2018. Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain is a ground-breaking oral history and archive project exploring the hidden history of LGBTQI+ migrant and travelling communities … Read More

[Blog] My gap year volunteering in Calais

Jessica Baker, LJY-Netzer member 7 December 2017 I’m watching the sun rise as we drive to the warehouse. I’m measuring 3.5 litres of oil into eight huge pots to start the process of cooking 160kg of rice. I’m crying as I watch two small boys play in a carpark. I’m … Read More

A year on from the Calais Jungle

24 October 2017 The Jewish News Imagine being your 14-year-old self again. Imagine being alone, frightened, sleeping rough. Imagine being hit by pepper spray from riot police. Now look at your own children, your nephews and nieces, your friends’ children. Imagine them suffering the same abuse. Unimaginable? Not for hundreds … Read More

The sukkah, the mosque and a new way to help refugees

10 October 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, helped to build a sukkah inside East London Mosque, assisted by a refugee family and local Muslim leaders (pictured), as part of an event to launch a new foundation for those fleeing Syria. Sponsor Refugees has been set … Read More

LJY-Netzer marathon raises £645 for refugee project

27 September 2017 Members of LJY-Netzer raised £645 by collectively completing a marathon on their recent Machaneh Kadimah summer camp. The money, which exceeds the Liberal youth movement’s initial target of £500, will go towards Abraham’s Tent, the project to turn part of South London Liberal Synagogue into a self-contained … Read More

Help Wessex Community create a safe haven for refugees

16 August 2017 Wessex Liberal Jewish Community is part of a unique interfaith project to provide housing in Bournemouth for a refugee family. They are now looking for more people to get involved in the venture, which involves investing in the Safe Haven Wessex LLP partnership to own a flat … Read More

LJY-Netzer members to run a marathon on camp

14 August 2017 Members of Liberal Judaism’s youth movement LJY-Netzer will run a marathon for charity on their annual Machaneh Kadimah summer camp. Each child and leader will run (or walk) an equal part of the 26.2 miles during the much-loved Kadimah sports day. All money raised will go towards … Read More

LJ’s Shaan speaks to PM about LGBTQI+ rights

21 July 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Shaan Knan spoke with Prime Minister Theresa May at a 10 Downing Street reception to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community. Shaan highlighted Liberal Judaism’s trailblazing LGBTQI+ work; especially the oral history projects which he manages. Shaan said: “I mentioned how our movement led the way on … Read More