Legacy and Future

This episode explores the theme of Lily’s legacy and the future of Liberal Judaism.

During the oral history interviews for this project, all of the participants were asked about what they considered to be Lily’s Legacy. They were also asked about their hopes and dreams for the future of Liberal Judaism. Responses were diverse, with many confident about the future. Others expressed the need for ensuring the survival of Liberal Judaism, which remains a comparatively small movement. Connected to this concern is a discussion about whether Liberal Judaism should merge with the Reform movement and some of these views are reflected here. Whilst many participants discussed the legacy in broad terms, such as adaptability and inclusivity, others described specific aspects of Lily’s work. Although the majority of participants did not know Lily Montagu, they nonetheless share a sense of legacy and a vision of the years to come.

For more information about what you’ve just heard, do visit the exhibition website, https://lilyslegacyproject.com/