LJY-Netzer members take on key community roles

11 September 2017 LJY-Netzer member Lauren Keiles has been elected as one of Liberal Judaism’s two Deputies to the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Lauren replaces Gabriel Webber, a former LJY-Netzer movement worker who resigned from the position to concentrate on his rabbinic training at Leo Baeck College. She … Read More

Liberal rabbi addresses Scottish Parliament

7 September 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Mark Solomon addressed the Scottish Parliament at the start of the new parliamentary term. Mark, in his capacity as rabbi for Sukkat Shalom: Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community, delivered the weekly Time for Reflection to MSPs. In his four minute address, Mark talked about celebrating … Read More

Northwood & Pinner member wows critics with new book

5 September 2017 David Hirsh, a member of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue and a speaker at the recent Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration, has won rave reviews for his new book. David (pictured above with Gillian Merron at the Day of Celebration) has just released Contemporary Left Antisemitism – … Read More

Inclusive High Holy Days service in East London

4 September 2017 A special Shabbat service will be held at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (EL2) on Saturday 23 September. The inclusive Shabbat Shelanu service is designed to be accessible and sensitive to a variety of needs. It will start at 11am and end at 12.30pm, in South … Read More

Get ready for some more Kosher Comedy

30 August 2017 Top comedians from across the UK are putting on a Kosher Comedy night at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS). The event will take place at NPLS on Thursday 26 October from 7pm. The costs is £14 (plus booking fee) with all funds raised going to the … Read More

Film about LJS dementia projects wins top prize

29 August 2017 A 12 minute movie about The Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s projects to help those with dementia has won a top international award. Memory Songs, produced by Lucy Kaye (pictured), picked up the Grand Jury Prize at the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival. The film covers the incredible … Read More

Munich film screening and discussion on 7 Sep

Steven Spielberg Munich

25 August 2017 Liberal Judaism is pleased to announce Montagu Nights, a new series of arts and cultural events taking place at its London head office. The first Montagu Night is on Thursday 7 September. It will be a screening of Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed film Munich (2005), to mark … Read More

Blog: A window into the wonderful world of Kadimah

Robin Moss, Liberal Judaism Officer for Youth and Education 25 August 2017 I’ve just spent the weekend on Machaneh Kadimah, LJY-Netzer’s summer camp, now in its 70th year. Celebrating this special anniversary, this year’s Kadimah featured the largest gathering of young Liberal Jews in recent memory. While professionally, as Head … 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

Adult Learning for the Wondering Jew

24 August 2017 Want to engage in spirited dialogue and meaningful study, alongside other adult learners, giving a new appreciation of Judaism? Then sign up for the new two year course from the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in partnership with the Lyons Learning Project and Liberal Judaism. … Read More