Liberal Judaism raises awareness of modern day leprosy

10 April 2018 Liberal Judaism will be raising awareness of modern day leprosy over Shabbat as the Torah portion – Tazria-Metzora – deals with the disease. Our movement was proud to be the only Jewish organisation at a House of Lords event in February to observe World Leprosy Day. The … Read More

Seder for 100 as LJY-Netzer celebrates Pesach at Machaneh Aviv

10 April 2018 LJY-Netzer Machaneh Aviv spring camp was even more special than ever this year, with a last night Seder for more than 100 young people. Seeing out Passover in style, the Seder featured cultural contributions and traditions from all around the world ranging from Gibraltan charoset to the … Read More

Dublin mark Pesach with double bat mitzvah

4 April 2018 The community at Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation (DJPC) celebrated a very special Passover service which included bat mitzvah celebrations for Orla Godfrey and Yasmin Abrahamson Schwartz. A first in the congregation’s 72 year history, the combined Passover and bat mitzvah service was led by Rabbi Dr Charles … Read More

Help the Holocaust Survivor’s Centre’s Testimony Project

2 April 2018 Are you a survivor of the Holocaust? Or do you know someone who is? If so perhaps you, or they, might be interested in recording their story as part of the Holocaust Survivor’s Centre’s Testimony Project? The Testimony Project, which has now been in existence for more … Read More

Award winning American guitar duo in concert at NPLS

28 March 2018 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) will host a very special musical evening on Sunday 20 May, as American guitar duo Julie Patchouli and Bruce Hecksel bring their award-winning sound to the UK. Tickets cost £17.50 and can be purchased from diana@stoneemail.co.uk or 01923 537225. The concert … Read More

Liberal synagogues join Muslim day of social action

26 March 2018 Members of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community and Nottingham Liberal Synagogue braved snow and ice to take part in Sadaqa Day, the Muslim-led day of social action inspired by Mitzvah Day. In Peterborough (pictured above), the community teamed up with the Masjid Khadijah Islamic Centre in a series … Read More

Liberal Judaism: This is Corbyn’s last chance saloon

27 March 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism, led by Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher, gathered in Parliament Square in Westminster yesterday evening to join other members of the Jewish community in calling on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to face up and tackle the antisemitism within his party. Our movement also … Read More

Liberal leaders contribute to René Cassin parashiot project

23 March 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis and officers have contributed to a unique project offering communities a human rights commentary on each weekly Torah parasha. Put together by René Cassin – the human rights NGO that draws on Jewish experiences and values – the free resource offers 54 thoughts written … Read More

LJY-Netzer’s Lauren wins award for outstanding leadership

21 March 2018 LJY-Netzer leader Lauren Keiles has won the Joy Cohen Award for Outstanding Young Leadership by a Woman. Lauren received the honour at the UJIA (United Jewish Israel Appeal) Ladies Night event, held on Monday night at London’s Grosvenor House. She was praised by judges for her leadership … Read More

Join two leading second generation rabbis for Israel at 70 event

20 March 2018 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk is proud to present the latest event in its ‘Israel at 70: Conversations on Progressive Israel’ series. Taking place at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue tomorrow (March 21), the session will be led by two of the world’s leading second … Read More