The Rabbi Lionel Blue Memorial Lecture


Join Leo Baeck College, Finchley Reform Synagogue, and Beit Klal Yisrael for a special evening, as we honour the memory of the beloved Rabbi Lionel Blue and set out to answer the question:

“What is the legacy of Queer Rabbis?”

This will be a roundtable discussion chaired by Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris and introduced by KeshetUK co-founding trustee, Alma Reisel.

On the panel we have Rabbi Elli Tikvah-Sarah, Rabbi Dr Judith Rosen-Berry, Rabbi Indigo Raphael, Rabbi Anna Wolfson, Rabbi Daniel Lichman and Rabbi Judith Levitt. These distinguished voices will explore the intersection of faith, identity, and tradition within the context of LGBTQIA+ perspectives.


This in-person event will take place on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 at 7.30pm at Finchley Reform Synagogue, 101 Fallow Court Ave, London N12 0BE

The event will start at 7.30pm and end at 8.45pm. We kindly ask for a £5 suggested donation to cover the cost of running this event. Cash and card donations can be made on the door on the night of the event.

If you have a question that you would like to ask the panel, please submit in advance to Sophie Stern. A selected number of questions will be put to the panel on the night.

To ensure this event is as inclusive and safe as possible, we will be requesting that participants and ticket holders comply with our common-sense Covid precautions. If you have any questions, please contact Sophie Stern.