Reform Movement News

Reform Judaism condemns the terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. We stand in solidarity with the people of Barcelona and all those affected by this appalling act of violence. We send prayers of strength, healing and consolation. May the One who brings peace in the highest, bring peace to us and [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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‘The Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook' features contributions from over 100 members of the Wimbledon Synagogue community. Wimshul Cooks is a group of eight Wimbledon Synagogue enthusiasts that set up a community cooking project in 2012. The aim of the project was to find a way of celebrating the community through [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
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Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Synagogue writes for the Huffington Post on Jewish attitudes to gay rights. Click here to read the piece on the Huffington Post website. The post Jewish controversy over gay rights appeared first on The Movement for Reform Judaism. [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain (Reform) and Rabbi Naftali Brawer (Orthodox) discuss issues in contemporary Jewish life in their regular ‘Rabbi, I have a problem' feature for The Jewish Chronicle. Click here to read the piece on The Jewish Chronicle's website. The post Can I be involved in an online betting business? appeared [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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Finchley Reform Synagogue's clergy team, headed by Principal Rabbi Miriam Berger, has recently grown with the appointment of Rabbi Danny Newman on 3 August 2017. Danny studied at Leo Baeck College and takes up a full time rabbinic position at FRS after receiving semicha (Rabbinic Ordination) in July. FRS Chair, Mike [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
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Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen has been appointed as Manchester Reform Synagogue's new Associate Rabbi, as Peter Arkwright explains: Rabbi Silverman and everyone at Manchester Reform Synagogue look forward to welcoming Robyn back to Manchester Reform Synagogue as our Associate Rabbi. Robyn grew up in Manchester with our community and is very much part [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
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Maidenhead Synagogue features in this article in The Times from 5 August 2017. All aboard the synagogue for all comers Jonathan Romain has bucked the trend and grown his flock in Maidenhead by opening the doors to anyone with a bright idea “If we offer anything here, we offer camaraderie. We don't necessarily [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
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Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner shared her Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme on 08 August 2017. Click here to listen to the broadcast I've just returned from Jerusalem, which has recently emerged from another cycle of violence. This time the focus was the tinderbox site that Jews and Christians [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
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Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild looks at the importance of accountability and transparency in the wake of the BBC gender pay gap row in this piece for the Progressive Judaism page of The Jewish News. Click here to read the article on The Jewish News website. The post Progressively Speaking: Should we know how [...]
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
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Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers contributed her ‘Pause for Thought' on BBC Radio 2. Click here to listen to the broadcast at 52:40 into the broadcast. The post Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers' Pause for Thought: 1 August 2017 appeared first on The Movement for Reform Judaism. [...]
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
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