How Liberal Judaism will mark the Balfour Centenary

30 October 2017 Liberal Judaism’s rabbis, leaders and members will take part in a number of events this week to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, including: 1) Monday 30 October – Liberal Judaism representatives will attend a Reception to Celebrate the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration, hosted by the … Read More

Balfour centenary event to take place in Northwood

23 October 2017 Join Arzenu UK (formerly Pro-Zion) and the Alliance of Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue at 7pm on Monday October 30 for a celebration of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. The event will see two distinguished and celebrated speakers in conversation with … Read More

Israel Update: Women of the Wall subjected to body searches

24 August 2017 Despite an order by the High Court of Justice in Israel banning them, invasive body searches of women at the Western Wall complex in Jerusalem are still being carried out. Daisy Bogod, a young London-based Progressive Jew who works within both Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism in … Read More

Israel events to take place at Finchley Progressive

15 August 2017 Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) is hosting a series of events around key Israeli anniversaries in October and November to which all members of Liberal Judaism are invited. The first is a set of four evening talks, by eminent speakers, to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. … Read More

LJY-Netzer Israel Tour is a record breaker

18 July 2017 Liberal Judaism has sent its largest ever number of young people on Israel Tour. Forty-nine participants from Liberal youth movement LJY-Netzer, along with five leaders, landed in Israel yesterday. The group, aged 16 and 17, come from all over the UK, including London, Hertfordshire, Harrow, Bristol, Birmingham, … Read More

Israel Ambassador expresses empathy for progressive concerns

7 July 2017 Rabbis covering the spectrum of British Progressive Jewry met with Mark Regev, the Ambassador of Israel, to express their outrage regarding the Israeli Government’s decisions to abandon the plan for an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel (Western Wall) and to progress a Conversion Bill that would … Read More

Alliance appoints Israel Desk coordinator

4 July 2017 Britain’s Alliance for Progressive Judaism has appointed Carrie Shaw as its Israel Desk coordinator, the first ever position in UK Reform or Liberal Jewry to be funded by partners in Israel. The Israel Desk brings together a table of partners – Liberal Judaism, Reform Judaism, the Israel … Read More

Changing the conversation on Israel/Palestine

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 3 July 2017 The below address was delivered by Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah at a meeting entitled ‘The left, Israel/Palestine and anti-Semitism: changing the conversation’. Elli was part of a three-person panel, which also featured Julia Bard of the Jewish Socialist Group and Dr Brian Klug, … Read More

Gusti Yehoshua Braverman announced as AGM guest speaker

29 June 2017 We are pleased to announce that Gusti Yehoshua Braverman will be the speaker for this year’s Liberal Judaism AGM meeting. This essential meeting which brings together representatives from all our communities and which is open to all members, will take place at the Montagu Centre next week. … Read More