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

Obituary: Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE

Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi 25 July 2019 My father, Rabbi Harry Jacobi, who has died aged 93, escaped from the Nazis twice before coming to Britain as a refugee. A vice-president of Liberal Judaism, he touched many lives through his compassion. Harry was born in Berlin as Heinz Martin Hirschberg, … Read More

Obituary: Rabbi Dr David J Goldberg OBE

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Carol Gould 14 June 2019 Rabbi Dr David J Goldberg OBE, who died on 30 April aged 80, was a maverick throughout his long and distinguished career, not afraid to express trenchant views on the conduct of successive Israeli governments. At the same time he had a prodigious knowledge and … Read More

Rabbi’s Guardian letter highlights our Liberal Jewish values

9 April 2019 Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi has made a strong stand for our Liberal Jewish values on equality and openness in a joint letter to the Guardian with Methodist minister Deacon Ruth Yorke. Margaret, who is rabbi at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, joined with nearby Christian minister Ruth in penning … Read More

Rabbi Danny condemns medieval game playing in Charedi community

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30 January 2017 Statement from Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism. Liberal Judaism heard with great concern of the decision of Judge Jackson in case of J -v- B yesterday. While the judge had a difficult decision to make in interests of the welfare of … Read More

South London refugee flat plan hits the headlines

24 January 2017 South London Liberal Synagogue’s plan to turn part of the shul into a flat to house a refugee family has made headlines across the UK and Israel. The Observer ran a lengthy article in this Sunday’s newspaper, which is also available on the website. South London Chair … Read More

Twilight People makes headlines as tour moves to Manchester

12 July 2016 Surat-Shaan Knan, the project manager of Liberal Judaism’s ground-breaking Twilight People initiative, has appeared on the front page of The Guardian newspaper. He featured in an article titled ‘Transgender stories’, where five people told the paper about their experiences. Surat-Shaan said: “Being trans and Jewish seemed a … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich: EU brings peace and prosperity

30 May 2016 The Guardian   Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, has joined faith leaders from across the UK in urging Britain to stay in the European Union.   In a letter to The Guardian, they wrote: “The past 70 years have been the longest period … Read More

Students threaten break with NUS after election of new president

Richard Adams 22 April 2016 The Guardian Students at a string of student unions including York and Oxford are agitating to reject membership of the National Union of Students, in the wake of the election of Malia Bouattia as the NUS’s national president amid allegations of antisemitism. But while students … Read More