A graduate of Leo Baeck College in London, Janet was ordained in July 2009. She began serving South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) as its minister in 2008 while a final year student and continued to serve the community until the summer of 2016.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A., Rabbi Janet moved to the UK in 1989. Before fulfilling a long-held dream of studying for the rabbinate, she was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Kingston University and previously worked as an applied economist in local government in the United States. She has been active in a number of congregations both here and in the States and brings much knowledge and experience to her rabbinate. She is committed to the prophetic vision of social justice and the ethical monotheism espoused by the founders of the progressive Jewish movement.
Rabbi Janet holds degrees in Economics, Public Administration and in Hebrew and Jewish Studies. She gained a distinction for her MA dissertation on European and American rabbinic sermons of the First World War.
Recent Articles by
Watch Rabbi Janet Darley support refugees on BBC23 August 2021 – 25 Av 5781
Statement on the Gender Recognition Act and trans rights17 June 2020 – 25 Sivan 5780
Statement on family reunion rights for child refugees10 January 2020 – 13 Tevet 5780
Liberal rabbis lobby Government on refugees and LGBTQI+ inclusion12 August 2019 – 11 Av 5779