KLS in the News


14 August - Liberals elected to Board of Deputies

19 June - Jewish News - Rabbi Charley Baginsky writes on "TWO VOICES: Why it’s crucial for Progressive Jews to keep talking about Israel?"

17 June - Jewish News - Gabriel Webber writes on page 26 on "How British Jews can help tackle institutional racism"

24 April - Jewish Chronicle - Andree Frieze writes on being a Green Party Candidate at the 2015 Election in "Isreal is a red line for those of us who've gone green"

3 April - Jewish News - Gabriel Webber is listed as number 7 in its list of 25 young movers and shakers under the age of 25 who are set to define Anglo-Jewry in the decades to come.

3 March - Jewish News - Rabbi Charley Baginsky and former LJY-Netzer MoWo, Graham Carpenter, give Two Voices on UK-diaspora relations with Israel ahead of two elections

20 February - Jewish News - Oliver Whiteside's Opinion on the annual Veidah in Jerusalem for the 13 sniffim (branches) of Netzer Olami, the worldwide reform youth movement.

9 February - BBC2 Daily Politics Show - Rabbi Danny Rich and other LJ staff interviewed about security fears in Jewish community in UK (available on BBC iPlayer until 10 March 2015 - starts about 26 minutes into programme)

6 February - Daily Telegraph - London schools cancel synagogue trips citing security fears after Paris terror attacks

6 February - Surrey Comet - Rabbi Baginsky interviewed in part of article about schools' decision to cancel visits to Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue: A Victory for Extremism

3 February - Surrey Comet - Holocaust Memorial Day Event at Kingston's Guildhall

22 January - The Guardian - Rabbi Baginsky et al - The only meaningful response to antisemitism is openness


24 November - Jewish News - Ben Baginsky comes in at number 35 in their Forty Under 40 List

6 November - Jewish News - Rabbi Leah Jordan writes about the training course she attended with Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Emeritus Rabbi Danny Rich, run by CitizensUK

15 October - Surrey Comet - Sanctuary Sukkah event in Kingston led by Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Emeritus Rabbi Danny Rich, many KLS members, and CitizensUK

14 October - Jewish Chronicle - Sanctuary Sukkah event in Kingston led by Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Emeritus Rabbi Danny Rich, many KLS members, and CitizensUK

13 October - Jewish News - Sanctuary Sukkah event in Kingston led by Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Emeritus Rabbi Danny Rich, many KLS members, and CitizensUK

4 October - The Guardian - KLS's glowstick Havdalah hits the headlines!

29 August - Jewish Chronicle - page 13 - Rabbi Danny Rich is rated as the 40th most powerful person in Anglo-Jewry

11 July - Jewish Chronicle - page 32 Letters - Rabbi Danny Rich gives the LJ response to a comment by Geoffery Alderman

LJ TodayJuly/August

  • page 1 - Review of Biennial.
  • page 5 - Rabbi Charley Baginsky introduces the LJ Strategy Green Paper.
  • pages 6 and 7 - photos of KLS members at the Biennial
  • page 8 - review of Rabbi Danny Rich's book on Israel Mattuck

6 July - Jewish Chronicle Online - review of Rabbi Danny Rich's book on Israel Mattuck

19 June - Jewish Chronicle Online - Rabbi Danny Rich is one of 44 Rabbis writing to the Guardian newspaper attacking  gap between rich and poor in UK.

LJ TodayMay/June

  • page 1 - Rabbi Danny Rich signs up to the Citizens UK
    social care charter.
  • page 3 - Rabbi Charley Baginsky article.
  • page 5 - KLS member, Rabbi Janet Darley, contributes to article on equal marriage.
  • page 7 - Beiteinu's Purim Service

April - Tolworth Girls' School Newsletter - participation in the Holocaust Memorial Day Workshop run at Kingston Liberal Synagogue  - Year 8 Religious Studies Synagogue Trip - Holocaust Memorial Day (page 13)

The Jewish Chronicle Online (thejc.com) - 3rd February 2014 - Kingston educates the young on Shoah

LJ TodayMarch/April

  • page 1 - Rabbi Charley Baginsky article.
  • page 5 - KLS member, Dr Maria Rollin congratulated on receiving MBE.

LJ TodayJanuary/February

  • page 2 - Rabbi Charley Baginsky article.
  • page 5 - Robert scores a century.
  • page 10 - KLS Shabbat Island Discs is mentioned.

January - The Jewish Chronicle - Kingston educates the young

JanuaryExploring Surrey's Past



The Jewish Chronicle Online - 11th January - How to play fantasy rabbis - Tanya's Gold Childhood dream comes true.

The Jewish Chronicle Online - 4th February - Shul partners educating the young generation - Tanya's Gold Childhood dream comes true. KLS HMD workshops in the Jewish Chronicle.

Royal Kingston &  Your Local Guardian - 13th March - KLS Fleur Standring and Judy Thwaites are among 'Model volunteers' honoured at mayor of Kingston's Community Awards.

The Jewish Chronicle Online - 1st April - Kingston honours four community champions. Fleur Standring and former KLS president Judy Thwaites have been honoured as community champions by the local mayor in an annual award scheme.

Elmbridge Today - 28th March - Hospice receives cash boost from synagogue. The Esher-based Princess Alice Hospice has received a cheque for £4,873.75 from Kingston Liberal Synagogue.

The task facing the new chief rabbi (BBC News) - 1st September - Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is set to take over as the UK's chief rabbi. Why is the position the source of increasing controversy within the Jewish community?


Kingston Guardian Online - 3rd January - New year wishes from Kingston leaders and residents

The Jewish Chronicle Online - 4th January - Kingston Liberal Synagogue member Jonathan Jones

The Jewish Chronicle - 13th January - Salmon Dressing

Surrey Comet - 15th December - Kingston Holocaust survivors preserve memories on DVD

The Jewish Chronicle - 20th January - Town Crier

Kingston Guardian Online - 22nd January - Holocaust survivor to share experience with Kingston students

Kingston Courier - 23rd January - 800 children to attend Holocaust workshops

The Jewish Chronicle Online - 27th January - Schooling them well in Kingston. A Holocaust Memorial Day initiative launched five years ago by Kingston's United and Liberal congregations for local schools has been so successful that it has expanded to a five-day event.

Surrey Comet - 28th January - Auschwitz survivor re-lives death camp horror. Surrey Comet runs another article on our community in the paper. This is the second article the Comet has done from this year's HMD Workshops, and follows the reporter's visit to the Shul on Monday.

Kingston Guardian Online & Surrey Comet - 4th February - Rabbi holds naming ceremony for her one-year-old

Visit Jewish London - We are mentioned on "Visit Jewish London", a website for the "Jewish Committe for the London Games" - for Jewish visitors to the London Olympics.

LJ Today March/April 2012 - KLS kids making Chanukah cards and dreidels (page 6). Spotlight on Kingston (page 10)

The Jewish Chronicle Online - 12th March - National Shul Table Tennis League review. Our KLS team wins a trophy.

Maccabi GB Online - National Shul Table Tennis Championships sponsored by Maccabi GB

LJY-Netzer and Shlicha Visit Nine Communities for Yom Ha'Atzmaut - April 2012

The Jewish Chronicle Online -19th July - South London primary could regenerate community. "KLS Rabbi Charley Baginsky observed..."



The Jewish Chronicle - December 2011 - The Czech Scrolls

Surrey Comet - December 2011 - Kingston Holocaust survivors preserve memories on DVD. The project grew out of the work Kingston United and Kingston Liberal Synagogues started five years ago, inviting students to talk to survivors and learn ...

LJ Today (p7) - November/December - The children at KLS decorating "selichot" fish

LJ Today (p3 & p6) - May/June - Happy Birthday, and Purim Celebrations

The Jewish Chronicle Online - March 2011 - School for South London?

Surrey Comet - March 2011 - Pirates & parrots celebrate Purim

LJ Today (p. 12) - March/April 2011 - A girl for Charley

Esher CofE Hight School (p. 9) - February 2011 Newsletter - Visit to The Kingston Liberal Synagogue

The Jewish Chronicle Online - 24th February 2011 - Fighting Israel's corner

Surrey Comet (p.19) - 11th February 2011 - Survivors pass on story of Holocaust

Surrey Comet (p. 17) - 4th February 2011 - Proud Steve Rogers and Rabbi Charley Baginsky of the KLS with Eliana Lily Rogers 4 Feb 2011

The Jewish Chronicle Online - 27th January 2011 - School pupils attend Holocaust Memorial Day workshops.

Kingston Inter Faith Forum event - 30th January 2011 - Holocaust Memorial Day 2011 Event, which included singing by KLS members.


Surrey Comet - 6th December 2010 - Czech scrolls that survived Holocaust read at synagogue

Kingston Guardian.co.uk - 4th December 2010 - Faiths come together over a turban-tying demonstration

The JC.com - 22nd November 2010 - Kingston Liberal Synagogue children on Mitzvah Day 2010