In The Media: First gender-neutral B’nei Mitzvah

05 March 2018 Take a look at some of the fantastic press coverage of the first Liberal Judaism gender-neutral B’nei Mitzvah, which took place at York Liberal Jewish Community in February 2018: UK Jewish Media Jewish News: “This teen had a gender neutral b’nei mitzvah” Jewish Chronicle: “Torah and togetherness … Read More

Torah and togetherness – a gender-neutral bnei mitzvah

Miriam Taylor Thorpe 21 February 2018 The Jewish Chronicle We live in Otterburn, Northumberland and the [gender-neutral] bnei mitzvah took place at York Liberal Jewish Community, at the Quaker Meeting House. It was such a big day, not just for us but also for our community. When Esther read the … Read More

Join us at Thursday’s Rainbow Pilgrims Pop-Up Exhibition launch

20 February 2018 Liberal Judaism members and friends are invited to join us for the launch of the Rainbow Pilgrims Pop-Up Exhibition this Thursday evening in Lambeth. Taking place from 6-9pm in the Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG, this FREE exhibition explores the … Read More

Join our Rainbow Pilgrims events during LGBT History Month

30 January 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism are invited to attend two special Rainbow Pilgrims events during LGBT History Month 2018. Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain is a ground-breaking oral history and archive project exploring the hidden history of LGBTQI+ migrant and travelling communities … Read More

Judge Rinder praises ‘heroic’ Progressive movements

2 November 2017 TV star and barrister Robert Rinder has heralded the ‘heroic’ achievements of Liberal and Reform Judaism on LGBTQI+ rights. Speaking at a Service of Celebration, at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, ITV’s Judge Rinder said that the Progressive movements had “paved the way for a new generation who … Read More

Read Rabbi Danny Rich’s address to the PinkNews Awards

26 October 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, gave the opening prayer at this year’s PinkNews Awards. The event, which took place in Westminster, celebrates the contributions of politicians, entertainers, businesses, campaigners and community groups to improving LGBTQI+ life in the UK and beyond. It was … Read More

Join our ground-breaking LGBTQI+ history project

4 October 2017 Liberal Judaism’s pioneering Rainbow Pilgrims project is offering training and volunteering opportunities. Rainbow Pilgrims is Britain’s first and only oral history about LGBTQI+ migrants of ith   ith. It is now going into its next exciting phase and that is where we need your help. We are … Read More

Liberal Judaism to offer fully inclusive ketubot

28 September 2017 Monday September 25 – Liberal Judaism has become the first Jewish movement in the world to offer ketubot especially written for same sex couples and those who prefer a non binary or gender neutral format. A ketubah, or marriage contract, has been a key part of a … Read More

LJY-Netzer launches pronoun badges for camp

8 August 2017 Leaders at LJY-Netzer’s Machaneh Kadimah summer camp will each wear a badge, showing which pronoun they want to be used by others. The idea came about after feedback that those who are transgender or non-binary can often find it uncomfortable to keep explaining which pronoun they prefer. … Read More