Your chance to see Israel anew and for free

28 February 2016 UJIA Birthright, with Liberal Judaism and the Movement for Reform Judaism, has just launched a trip to Israel, to take place in August, for 19 to 26-year-olds. For the first time, it will be open to those who have already been on Israel tour and, best of … Read More

LJ playwright wins rave reviews

25 February 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Aaron Abraham has wowed theatre critics with his new play Run. Aaron – who works in a communications role for the movement and writes under the name of Stephen Laughton – won rave reviews for his latest work, which was part of the Vault Festival in … Read More

LJ’s senior rabbi at major teaching conference

22 February 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was one of the communal Jewish leaders running workshops at a major teaching conference today. Danny presented a session at the Board of Deputies of British Jews’ Conference on Teaching Judaism in Non-Jewish Schools. Others at the event included Chief … Read More

‘The best Jewish schools are open, inclusive and modern’

Rabbi Charley Baginsky on ITV News

18 February 2016 Rabbi Charley Baginsky appeared on the six o’clock ITV News on 17 February speaking about Jewish education. She was responding to the report released earlier that day, by the schools’ watchdog Ofsted, which criticised an ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys’ school, where pupils believe the role of women is … Read More

Danny speaks out on a woman’s right to choose

16 February 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, could be heard this weekend on radio throughout the UK speaking up for a woman’s right to choose. Danny spoke to seven different radio stations, supporting the right of women in Northern Ireland to have access to abortion and supporting … Read More

LJ’s Surat-Shaan named as LGBTQI+ role model

15 February 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Surat-Shaan Knan has been selected as a Stonewall ‘role model’ for LGBT History Month. Celebrated every February, the aim of the month is to celebrate the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people from the past and present. The theme this year … Read More

Behind the headlines as LJS makes history

Jeanne Myers 15 February 2016 You may have seen some of the recent media coverage about The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) holding Friday evening services in French. ‘Sacrebleu’, you might have thought… what’s all this about?! Around a year ago, it occurred to me that, with the large number of … Read More

One big Friday night dinner

Gloucestershire Dinner

8 February 2016 The Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC) gathered most of its members together in January for a simultaneous Friday night dinner party. Eighty people united in nine houses around Gloucestershire, enjoying home cooked food contributed by those taking part. Members were grouped together into convenient geographical locations to … Read More

Liberal Judaism welcomes first Scandinavian member synagogue

Shir Hatzafon joins Liberal Judaism

2 February 2016 Shir Hatzafon synagogue – ‘The Song of the North’ – has become the first Scandinavian member of Liberal Judaism, increasing the movement’s number of members to 42 communities over five countries. Started informally in 1998, Shir Hatzafon was officially recognized by the Danish Government in 2004. Today, … Read More