I wanted to share some words with you from Liberal Judaism and Sam Grant, the Communities Youth Co-ordinator.
Liberal Judaism’s Biennial is fast approaching. The Conference, from May 9th – 11th, brings together members from all our communities and promises to be the highlight of the Liberal Jewish calendar. I wanted to highlight two things:
1) To encourage you to think about attending Biennial (and speaking with me or the Council about ways to subsidise your trip if need be)
2) To focus on the social justice campaign Liberal Judaism has taken on this year: the Living Wage Campaign
For the last 100 years labour conditions have been improving in the UK, with Liberal Judaism heavily involved in the struggle. Around us, particularly since the financial crisis, we see food banks and shelters springing up as people are paid too little to live on. Many of our communities have been involved in these efforts. This year Liberal Judaism is engaging with the Living Wage campaign to promote the prophetic and modern values of justice, fairness and equality. Campaigning for a living and fair wage is a realisation of this theme and the values of Liberal Judaism.
The campaign is already in full swing. It’s up to us as a community to see how we get involved. That is why this week we will be doing a Friday evening text study on Living Wage, I will highlight the campaign at Shabbat morning services, and I will be speaking with the Council about possibly pairing with other faith groups in the Norwich community who are currently part of the Campaign for a ‘Pesach Action.’ More discussion to come! Please speak to me about it if interested.