Liberal leaders contribute to René Cassin parashiot project

23 March 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis and officers have contributed to a unique project offering communities a human rights commentary on each weekly Torah parasha. Put together by René Cassin – the human rights NGO that draws on Jewish experiences and values – the free resource offers 54 thoughts written … Read More

LJY-Netzer’s Lauren wins award for outstanding leadership

21 March 2018 LJY-Netzer leader Lauren Keiles has won the Joy Cohen Award for Outstanding Young Leadership by a Woman. Lauren received the honour at the UJIA (United Jewish Israel Appeal) Ladies Night event, held on Monday night at London’s Grosvenor House. She was praised by judges for her leadership … Read More

As a young Jewish woman, I want my voice heard

Lauren Keiles 14 February 2018 The Jewish News As a young, Jewish, women, with a deep passion to take an active part in our vibrant Jewish community, having the opportunity to become a Deputy for Liberal Judaism was something I was extremely eager to take on. Being a cheder teacher … Read More

Four communities unite for unique Kabbalat Torah trip

31 January 2018 Twenty seven young people, three rabbis, two LJY-Netzer movement workers and a community worker – representing four different Liberal communities – visited three parts of the Midlands over one weekend. The Kabbalat Torah students from Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, Finchley Progressive Synagogue and … Read More

Join LJY-Netzer Kayitz Perach Europe Tour

25 January 2018 Applications are now open for LJY-Netzer Kayitz Perach, a tour created for young people in School Year 12 to travel around Europe learning and experiencing the Jewish Diaspora story. A great chance to have fun with friends in three different countries, the tour runs from Tuesday 31 … Read More

More than 150 attend Liberal and Reform teacher training

11 January 2018 More than 150 heads, teachers and assistants attended a joint Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism training day, held at Leo Baeck College. Organised by Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Sandra Kviat and Reform Judaism’s Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, the day featured presenters from both movements and the College, as well … Read More

LJY-Netzer leader Lauren wins global student award

5 January 2017 LJY Netzer’s Lauren Keiles won the Emerging Jewish Leadership Award at the annual World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) ceremony. Lauren picked up the coveted prize at the event, which was held on the final day of the WUJS Congress. She also picked up the Interfaith Award … Read More

LJY-Netzer members choose powerful theme at Veidah

4 January 2018 Members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, have vowed to spend the next year exploring the traditions and cultures of non-white Jews. At their annual Veidah decision making event, the youth group’s older members chose ‘Minorities within Minorities’ as their Theme of the Year. Movement … Read More

Liberal Judaism raises £12,000 at inaugural fundraising concert

24 November 2017 Liberal Judaism raised £12,000 at a special fundraising concert, the first time such an event has been held in the movement’s 115 year history. The event saw world-renowned musicians David Dolan, Abigail Dolan and Thomas Carroll receive a standing ovation for their programme of classical music and … Read More

LJY-Netzer Israel Tour has launched – here’s how you can join us

Ellie Lawson, LJY-Netzer Movement Worker 20 November 2017 This summer LJY-Netzer will be taking a group of 16 year olds around Israel, for a life changing experience. Israel Tour is an amazing opportunity to experience the country, exploring the land from top to bottom. Whether or not you’ve been before, … Read More