Liberal Judaism currently provides chaplaincy services to Jews (Liberal Judaism members and non-members alike) – and persons seeking to convert to Judaism – in a number of settings including institutions under the direction of Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMP), the Special Hospitals Authority, the National Health Service (NHS) and the Borders Agency. In addition, Liberal Judaism has a rabbi dedicated to student chaplaincy.
Referrals come by individual enquiry of the person concerned or by referral, usually either from the local Orthodox Jewish Chaplain or from the institution’s multi-faith Spiritual Care Department.
Currently Liberal Judaism is the only provider of a conversion and a B’nei Mitzvah programme to serving prisoners and to those detained in any of the country’s three Special Hospitals. Liberal Judaism Rabbis have convened Batei Din for the purposes of conversion in both prisons and Special Hospitals.
All Liberal Judaism rabbis provide chaplaincy services to both members and non-members in their community
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If you are unsure of who to contact you can use our map to find your local community or contact the Liberal Judaism office.
The Liberal Judaism rabbinic team, based at the Montagu Centre in London, makes regular visits for pastoral purposes, educational classes and even the celebration of Jewish festivals to a number of locations and offers distance courses in Judaism.
Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive, also serves as the Jewish Chaplain to the Kingston District Hospital and to the Surrey & Borders NHS Mental Health Trust, and supervises the Jewish Chaplaincy services at HMP Coldingley in Surrey.
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