Jewish community leaders' statement on situation in Israel and Gaza
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Friday, 25 July 2014
We the undersigned representatives of different denominations within the British Jewish community make the following statement on the current situation in Israel and Gaza: "In these painful times we regret the loss of all innocent life. Our thoughts are with all those who grieve and we fervently pray that we soon see a just and lasting peace for all in the region."
Muslims and Jews united by food, familiarity and friendship at FRS
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 22 July 2014The word ‘sanctuary’ is sometimes used to describe the main prayer hall of a synagogue. Never did that word feel more appropriate than on the night of Sunday 20 July, when Finchley Reform Synagogue hosted members and friends from the Somali Bravanese Welfare Association (SBWA) for a celebratory Iftar meal to end the day’s Ramadan fast, as Jon Freedman writes.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner discusses the current crisis in Gaza and Israel on BBC Radio 4's Today programme
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 22 July 2014Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to the Movement for Reform Judaism, and journalist Mira Bar-Hillel debate the feelings of British Jews towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning.
RSY-Netzer Israel Tour
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Friday, 18 July 2014Our Israel Tour groups of sixteen year olds left for Israel this week. This year's six tours were sold out, making it the biggest tour in decades. Israel Tour is a fantastic educational experience that builds a strong connection to Israel and Jewish life as well as creating friendships that last a lifetime and help nurture networks of friends that sustain young peoples’ identity and commitment.
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