Liberal Jews win major volunteering awards

6 December 2016 Liberal Judaism communities and members have won a series of volunteering awards. Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe were named The Jewish News and Mitzvah Day’s Community Heroes for 2016, in a moving ceremony. Simon, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, was an ambassador for NHS Blood & Transplant, … Read More

Luciana Berger MP joins Mitzvah Day at the LJS

29 November 2016 Luciana Berger MP joined Rabbis Danny Rich, Alex Wright and René Pfertzel – as well as Reform and Orthodox Jews, and members of three other faiths – to wrap festive presents for refugees at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) on Mitzvah Day. Hundreds of books were brought … Read More

Liberal Judaism team kick off Mitzvah Day with care home visit

22 November 2016 Rabbis Danny Rich and Leah Jordan led a staff team from Liberal Judaism’s head office, the Montagu Centre, in our movement’s first Mitzvah Day of 2016. The team baked cakes and served tea to the older people, spending a lovely afternoon swapping stories at the Norton House … Read More

Civic leaders to attend York interfaith event

5 November 2016 York Liberal Jewish Community (YLJC) will hold an interfaith service on Saturday November 19, as part of National Interfaith Week. The service will be led by Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten and include a Torah reading from an ‘orphan scroll’, which was rescued from the Holocaust by Prague’s … Read More

LJY-Netzer’s Anna helps launch Mitzvah Day at Parliament

1 November 2016 LJY-Netzer’s Anna Craven helped to launch Mitzvah Day 2016, the UK’s biggest faith-based day of social action, at an event in the Houses of Parliament. Anna spoke to 20 Parliamentarians, from all sides of the political spectrum, about Liberal Judaism, our youth movement and all the incredible … Read More

Liberal rabbi leads Orlando memorial at PinkNews Awards

30 October 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel joined with a Bishop and an Imam at The PinkNews Awards to lead a memorial to those killed in the Orlando massacre. At the start of the Awards Dinner, a vigil was held in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist … Read More

Shadow business secretary attends Norwich Sukkot

26 October 2016 Clive Lewis MP joined Norwich Liberal Jewish Community for Sukkot. The shadow business secretary visited the Norwich Sukkah over Shabbat, taking part in an open interfaith service led by Rabbi Leah Jordan (pictured). Community chair Annie Henriques said: “We were delighted to welcome about a hundred people … Read More

Liberal Jews and Muslims stand together in Durham

18 October 2016 Members of Durham’s Jewish and Muslim communities came together to support police as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Hundreds of pledges were signed by members of the public, of all ages, promising to tackle and prevent hate crimes. Have Fleming, spokesperson for the Durham and … Read More

[Radio] Senior rabbi takes refugee fight to the airwaves

13 September 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has made a number of media appearances this week calling on the British Government to do more to reunite refugee families. Danny has been interviewed by BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC World Service and BBC … Read More