Young leaders wanted for EUPJ Biennial in Prague

23 January 2018 This year’s European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) Biennial Conference in Prague will feature a special Next Generation Leadership Seminar. The EUPJ is looking for people between the ages of 22 and 35, who are interested in or currently hold a leadership role in a European Progressive … Read More

Rabbi Charley Baginsky in new book on Liberal Zionism

The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism

Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky has contributed to an important new book, titled The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism (ISBN: 9780881233056). Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the book explores how we can approach the polarising subjects of Israel and Zionism in our modern Progressive Jewish … Read More

Order copies of our new draft morning service

Liberal Judaism Siddur morning service

18 January 2018 Liberal Judaism is inviting synagogues and communities to help us shape the first new Liberal Jewish Siddur since 1995. As the initial stage in this process, Siddur editors Rabbis Elli Tikvah Sarah and Lea Mühlstein have produced a first draft of a new Shabbat morning service with the … Read More

Liberal Judaism supports organ donation consultation

Organ Donation Logo

18 January 2018 The British Government has begun a consultation over its plans to change the way organs are donated by introducing an ‘opt-out’ system. Under current rules in England, a person who has died can only be an organ donor if they have agreed to it when they were alive, usually by … Read More

Apply for NLPS Trust funding for your community project

15 January 2018 The NLPS Trust for Progressive Judaism is holding its next meeting in April 2018. The Trust funds large and small projects, examples of which can be seen on the www.nlpstrust.org.uk website. The NLPS Trust welcome applications from Liberal Judaism congregations from across the UK and Europe, including … Read More

Join our first ever Progressive retreat for students

12 January 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism will jointly host the first ever Progressively led Jewish retreat for students in the Peak District from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 February. Reconnect: A Retreat for Jewish Students will give participants the chance to escape the mundane and come together to … Read More

Join our Biennial Facebook page and get £20 off

11 January 2018 Tickets for Liberal Judaism’s Biennial Weekend 2018 are on sale now, and we are offering £20 off for every adult who signs up to the event page on Facebook. Simply click here to visit our Facebook event page, select that you are ‘attending’ and then email t.rich@liberaljudaism.org … 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

Essex community says goodbye to Perryman’s Farm Road

9 January 2018 An iconic Liberal synagogue building has held its last services, as members of East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) paid a fond farewell to Perryman’s Farm Road in Redbridge. The building was formerly the home of Bet Tikvah Synagogue, which united with Woodford Liberal Synagogue last … Read More

Magical Liberal quiz team reach Harry Potter finals

8 January 2018 A quiz team made of up of members of Nottingham Liberal Synagogue and Leicester Progressive Synagogue have made it through to the finals of the UK’s Harry Potter Trivia Tournament. Charlie Barker, Max Worth, Rachel Benn and Pat Dean – known as ‘The Felix Felicis Four’ – … Read More