Chief Executive Officer

Rabbi Charley Baginsky has been involved with the Liberal Jewish movement since childhood – as both a youth leader with LJY-Netzer and an educator.

She is now the Chief Executive Officer of Liberal Judaism, following on from her post of Director of Strategy and Partnerships, which she has held for four years.

Charley is responsible for setting the direction and priorities for the movement, fundraising, liaising with all our external partners and most importantly with all our communities. She will often be seen representing the movement and oversees the Liberal Judaism communications team.

After studying Theology, first at Cambridge and then King’s College London, Charley spent several years working in Israel which included a period at Leo Baeck, Haifa, where she also studied at Haifa University. She was ordained at Leo Baeck College in the UK.

Charley was the Rabbi for Kingston Liberal Synagogue for over ten years, before joining the Liberal Judaism team and combining this with four years at South Bucks Jewish Community. Charley has served as the Chair of ColRaC and has overseen Liberal Judaism’s national conferences for many years.

She is the mother to Joshua, Eliana and Cassia.