Masorti

Masorti approves single-sex marriages

By Simon Rocker, October 23, 2014

British Masorti has followed the Liberals and Reform movements by taking a historic decision to allow its rabbis to conduct same-sex marriages.

Gay couples will now be able to marry in Masorti synagogues in a move approved without opposition by the movement's trustees on Tuesday night.

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Masorti gets the taste for growth

By Simon Rocker, September 4, 2014

Masorti Judaism is looking to spread its wings with initiatives planned in a number of new locations.

Its chief executive Matt Plen reported that there had been two activities in Muswell Hill, "we're doing an initial activity in Mill Hill and we're also looking at launching a study group in south Manchester".

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Rabbis condemn UK government over child poverty

By Daniel Easterman, June 12, 2014

Leading rabbis have condemned the government for its failure to reduce child poverty in the UK.

The letter to the Guardian was signed by 44 rabbis from four different denominations, including Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner of the Reform movement, Sandra Kviat, the outreach Rabbi for Liberal Judaism, Masorti Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg and Rabbi Natan Levy, who is Orthodox.

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Masorti signs up to pay Living Wage to workers

By Simon Rocker, April 28, 2014

Masorti Judaism has become a Living Wage employer, following the lead of Liberal Judaism which was the first synagogue movement to sign up to the campaign at the end of last year.
Masorti marked its accreditation from Citizens UK's Living Wage Foundation at a Jewish study session at the movement's offices last Thursday.

Under the scheme, employers undertake to pay a minimum of £7.65 an hour n

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Masorti debate lesbian and gay marriages

By Simon Rocker, March 13, 2014

Masorti rabbis are considering whether to introduce ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples in the wake of the government’s legalisation of same-sex marriages in the UK.

The Liberal and Reform movements, which already allow synagogue celebrations for same-sex couples, have given the go-ahead for them to wed after the marriages become legal on March 29.

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New London's 50th

By Simon Rocker, January 27, 2014

The New London Synagogue in St John’s Wood launched its jubilee celebrations on Sunday with a civic service incorporating the induction of chazan, Cantor Jason Green.

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New London's 50th

By Simon Rocker, January 27, 2014

The New London Synagogue in St John’s Wood launched its jubilee celebrations on Sunday with a civic service incorporating the induction of chazan, Cantor Jason Green.

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Time up for Masorti rabbi who started late

By Cathy Forman, January 27, 2014

Accountant turned rabbi Michael Foulds is figuring out how to adapt to life beyond the pulpit when he retires as Buckhurst Hill Masorti minister at Purim.

He came to the rabbinate late in life after 30 years in accountancy, during which he served as president of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and received an OBE for services to the profession.

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Masorti eyes up Shenley as community expands

By Jay Grenby, December 30, 2013

The increasing number of young Jewish families who have settled in Shenley, Hertfordshire, over the past decade have proved an inviting target for the Masorti movement, looking to offer an alternative to the United Synagogue congregation founded in the area just over 10 years ago.

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Masorti: money and membership grows

December 16, 2013

A record £70,000 was raised at the Masorti Judaism annual dinner held on Sunday at the New North London Synagogue, up 40 per cent on last year’s event.

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