A special KT celebration at Northwood

21 March 2016 Pictures by Phil Stone A class of 11 teenagers celebrated their Kabbalat Torah at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) this Shabbat. The youth – three of whom are fourth generation Liberal Jews – took part in the Kabbalat Torah ceremony, which was the culmination of a … Read More

Rabbi Richard Jacobi welcomes first grandchild

21 March 2016 Woodford Liberal Synagogue was full to capacity on Shabbat for the baby blessing of Rabbi Richard Jacobi’s first grandchild. Family, friends and congregates gathered for a Purim family service and the ceremony for baby Zachary, whose great-grandfather, Rabbi Harry Jacobi, carried out the blessing. The community’s youth … Read More

Wandering scroll finds its way to Crouch End

21 March 2016 The community at Crouch End Chavurah have welcomed a ‘new’ Torah scroll that is more than 100 years old and travels around the world. Canadian-born sofer Avielah Barclay – the first female Torah scribe for 250 years – visited the community at Shabbat and revealed many interesting … Read More

Liberal Judaism joins call to take more refugees

15 March 2016 Faith leaders and MPs call on government to admit 50,000 Syrian refugees on fifth anniversary of Syria conflict Civil society leaders, including Tim Farron MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, and Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party, today (15 March) marked the fifth anniversary of the … Read More

Citizens UK and Rabbi Janet Darley win major award

14 March 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Janet Darley has collected a major human rights award. Janet – who is rabbi at South London Liberal Synagogue – was part of the Citizens UK group who won the Champions of the Year prize at the Women on the Move Awards at the … Read More

Join our young adult post-Purim party

13 March 2016 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with the Movement for Reform Judaism for a post-Purim party with a difference. The annual Progressive Purim party will take place in Camden on Thursday March 24, from 8pm, and is open to all young adults and their friends. Purim is the … Read More

Liberal Judaism is a post-Halachic movement

8 March 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has told how “Liberal Judaism is a post or non-Halachic expression of Judaism.” Speaking at the annual Oxford University JSoc Intrafaith Conference, Danny was addressing the topic ‘why and how is Halacha relevant nowadays and how and why does Halacha … Read More

Liberals help plan Birmingham’s first one-day Limmud

8 March 2016 Three members of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) are helping to organise the city’s first one-day Limmud. The full-scale celebration of Jewish learning and culture will take place at Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s educational facility on Sunday July 10, 2016. A programme of sessions will be presented by prominent … Read More

Jewish history made in Scarborough

7 March 2016 More than 50 people turned out for the first Jewish service in Scarborough in living memory this weekend. Held at Albermarle Baptist Church, the service was organised as part of an outreach programme by York Liberal Jewish Community (YLJC) and led by their Student Rabbi Daniel Lichman. … Read More

Danny joins Archbishop on return home

29 February 2016 More than 200 people crowded into Hull Reform Synagogue to hear Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, and Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, preach on the need for community outreach and collaboration between faiths. Taking place on Friday February 26, the service was … Read More