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Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner is the former Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism. Often described as widely likeable, emphatic, intense and outspoken, she is an impressive and inspirational speaker. Rabbi Laura speaks about Cancel Culture, Leadership, Mental Health, AI and ethics, LGBT+ and Judaism.


About Rabbi Laura Jenner-Klausner

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner is a podcaster (Rabbi Laura’s Podcast) and a national radio and television broadcaster (Thought For The Day) and BBC’s The Big Questions. Rabbi Laura regularly contributes to written media.


Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner is a regular contributor to national and international radio, television and the written national and religious press. She is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day.

Her book, Bitesize Resilience. A Crisis Survival Diary describes building psychological psychological resilience through overcoming her own crises, and having helped others through theirs.

Furthermore she also a regular interviewee on Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live; BBC One’s The Big Questions and Sunday Morning Live. She writes for both national and Jewish newspapers. She published “A New Soul. Birth Rituals in Judaism” (1999).

Rabbi Laura led the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue in Oslo Peace Process and founded Real Conversations, for Jews and Muslims.

Speech Topics

Leading Bravely and Not Getting Cancelled: How does anyone existing in a public roll express a personal point of view without being ‘cancelled’ or ‘branded’ a transphobe, racist, ageist, homophobic or sexist etc? And how do we have real conversations without danger?

Understanding Trans: How can we understand the debates around trans people without hurting ourselves or others by a parent of a trans person.

Being the Best Possible LGBT+ Ally: How can non-LGBT+ people be a strong and effective ally?

Resilience in the Time of Corona: How we can build our mental health strength and resilience for times of global crisis and beyond.

Anti-Semitism – Reality and Reactions: What really happened inside the Labour Party under Corbyn? What was it like to be a Jewish communal leader and a member of the Labour Party over the past 5 years. What can we expect now? What is the real data on anti-Semitism in the UK rather than the myths?

Why Interfaith is Defunct: The times of tea and samosas is over. We need to have real conversations about hard topics. We need to respond to the high levels of fragmentation, tension and separation between religious communities in the UK.

Booking Information

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Nov 12, 2020

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner on 'Resilience'

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