News from Birmingham Faith Leaders' Group

The Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group, at their bi-monthly meeting held at Birmingham Central Mosque last month (Jan 2023), said a final farewell to Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi.

Margaret, who retired as Rabbi at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue at the end of January, was one of only four remaining founder members of the Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group, having served for 21 years.

Members acknowledged and thanked her for her wide-ranging work to foster and promote good inter-faith relations across the city. In particular her work on issues of climate change, inclusion of people from LGBTQI communities, social inclusion and local and international justice was recognised, as was her service as a Magistrate and as a member on the Board of the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust.

Her energy, commitment and fellowship will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

She was presented with a painting of the canals around Gas Street as a memento of her time within the fellowship of the Faith Leaders of Birmingham.