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

Mayor of Redbridge attends Bet Tikvah service

5 September 2016 The Major of Redbridge, Councillor Gurdial Bhamra, enjoyed a Shabbat morning service at Bet Tikvah. The mayor, who is Sikh, has been visiting many different religious places of worship in the London Borough of Redbridge to promote his message that “we are all one community”. On his … Read More

Norwich Jews support Romanian arson victims

Annie Henriques and Andrea Abraham

18 July 2016 Members of Norwich Liberal Jewish Community (NLJC) have played a key role in supporting a Romanian family, whose village shop was firebombed. NLJC chair Annie Henriques – pictured here with the shop owner’s daughter Andrea Abraham – addressed a rally in support of the family. A public appeal … Read More

Nottingham interfaith kitchen celebrates anniversary

6 June 2016   Nottingham’s Salaam Shalom (SaSh) Kitchen celebrated its first anniversary last week, with the event covered by local TV.   The unique project – a collaboration between Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) and Muslim charity Himmah – provides a hot meal every Wednesday to around 100 people in … Read More