Reform Movement News

Another year has come and gone; on a national level, this past year has not been our best. Conflict, deprivation and division continue to play huge roles, not just many miles away, but also right on our doorstep. It might be hard to see initially what there might be to [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner joins other notable figures from the community in sharing her hopes and plans for the coming year in this piece for The Jewish Chronicle. The post Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner's Rosh Hashanah resolution appeared first on The Movement for Reform Judaism. [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Is religion dying out in Britain? Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner joined BBC Sunday Morning Live to discuss a new survey which reveals more than half the population have no religion. Click here to watch the programme for a limited time. The post Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner on BBC Sunday Morning Live appeared first on [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Members of the Jewish community from business, the arts, politics, public services and charities attended a reception to celebrate Rosh Hashanah at 10 Downing Street on 13 September. Reform Judaism was represented by Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner and Lucy Prevezer, RSY-Netzer Movement Worker. Click here to read the Prime Minister's speech Lucy Prevezer [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism joined British parliamentarians and other faith leaders in Westminster for Human Appeal's Eid ul Adha reception on Tuesday 12 September. Human Appeal are the fastest growing Muslim-faith based charity in the UK who specialise in humanitarian aid, international development as well as helping [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Should Jewish celebrities wear yellow stars to make a political point about anti-Semitism? Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild looks at this question in this piece for the Progressive Judaism page of The Jewish News. The post Progressively Speaking: Is wearing a yellow star ever OK? appeared first on The Movement for Reform Judaism. [...]
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Following the publication of the JPR survey of attitudes towards Jews and Israel, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism said: “This rigorous research confirms that despite totally unacceptable attacks, anti-Semitism in Britain is at very low levels and this country is overwhelmingly a fantastic place to be Jewish. [...]
Wed, Sep 13, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Leo Baeck College student rabbi Deborah Blausten takes a controversial passage from the Torah and applies a progressive Jewish response in this piece for the Progressive Judaism page of The Jewish News. The post The Bible Says What? The flood as punishment appeared first on The Movement for Reform Judaism. [...]
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Mark Goldsmith says Reform and Liberal should encourage gay and lesbian Jewish couples to come to synagogue in this piece for the Progressive Judaism page of The Jewish News. The post It's our duty to welcome LGBT couples into our shuls appeared first on The Movement for Reform Judaism. [...]
Fri, Sep 01, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Synagogue writes on selection for faith-based schools in The Times. And here he writes for The Huffington Post on changes to GCSE religious studies which mean that schools must teach two religions. The post Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain on religion and schools appeared first [...]
Fri, Sep 01, 2017
Source Reform Judaism