[Blog] Empowering Progressive Jewish youth worldwide

Hannah Stephenson 7 February 2017 This year I travelled to Israel for Netzer Veidah, along with LJY-Netzer movement worker and my long-time best friend Hannah. Netzer Veidah is a space for 14 sniffim (branches) from around the globe to come together and discuss the next steps for the worldwide Progressive … Read More

[Blog] We must keep talking about mental health

Helen Goldhill 6 February 2017 This weekend saw the start of a brilliant initiative, Mental Health Awareness Shabbat. More than 60 synagogues and communities, across all denominations, took part. It was coordinated by Jami UK, the mental health service for the Jewish community. The aim of the Shabbat was to … Read More

Liberal Judaism takes part in Downing Street protest

31 January 2017 Liberal Judaism was proud to be present at the Downing Street protest against President Donald Trumps new travel laws yesterday evening, alongside our youth movement LJY-Netzer and many others. Our senior rabbi and chief executive, Rabbi Danny Rich, spoke at the event saying: “No to stereotypes; yes … Read More

Liberal Jewish youth promise to ‘Reclaim Zionism’ in 2017

5 January 2017 Members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, have chosen ‘Reclaiming Zionism’ as their Theme of the Year for 2017. The theme was picked at LJY-Netzer’s annual decision-making event, Veidah, which sees the movement’s members, aged 15 upwards, decide the direction in which they want to … Read More

LJY-Netzer – Top 5 Landmarks in 2016

28 December 2016 LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, has had another standout year – with its trademark mix of everything from campaigns and education to camps and events. Below, we pick out five key LJY-Netzer moments from 2016: 1. A new movement worker team In April, Hannah Stephenson … Read More

Get £100 off LJY-Netzer camps with our Chanukah offer

24 December 2016 Here is a Chanukah gift to all our amazing young Liberal Jews – £100 off LJY-Netzer’s spring and summer camps. If you sign up for both Machaneh Aviv and Machaneh Kadimah before the end of January, you will get a £100 discount. Machaneh Aviv spring camp runs from … Read More

LJY-Netzer members volunteer to provide a FEAST

LJY-Netzer's Sam Alston volunteers at FEAST

12 December 2016 Members of Liberal Judaism’s youth movement, LJY-Netzer, joined FEAST to cook a three-course meal for residents of a homeless shelter. As a project for Mitzvah Day and International Volunteer Day, the group prepared the meal using surplus food donated by Sainsbury’s. LJY-Netzer movement worker Sam Alston, who … Read More

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

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