Director of Strategy and Partnerships

South Bucks Jewish Community

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 Director for Strategy and Partnerships for the movement. In this role she is responsible for setting the direction and priorities for the movement and liaising with all our external partners. Additionally she is responsible for the fundraising and events portfolios. One of these partnerships is the relationship with the Progressive Alliance and she line manages the Israeli Desk for the Alliance, which is based here at Liberal Judaism.

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.

Charley worked for Kingston Liberal Synagogue for two years, before becoming their full-time rabbi after her ordination. After a very happy ten years there she joined South Bucks Jewish Community in May 2016.

She is the mother of three bimah babies – Joshua, Eliana and Cassia.