Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger of West London Synagogue is profiled in this piece for The Times.
“Julia Neuberger has been a trailblazer in Judaism in this country ever since she became only the second woman to become a rabbi in Britain in 1977. The senior rabbi of the West London Synagogue was one of the leading Jewish voices calling for gay marriage and since she took over at the “cathedral synagogue” of the Jewish Reform Movement in Britain, her community has started giving sanctuary to Muslim asylum seekers. Now she has announced that she has applied for a German passport and will “use it proudly”, despite the fact that many of her mother’s family were killed in the Holocaust — transported to Westerbork concentration camp — and that she felt “pretty negative” about Germany for 50 years”
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