Read Rabbi Charley’s Foreign Office Chanukah address

Rabbi Charley Baginsky at FCO Chanukah event

Rabbi Charley Baginsky addressed civil servants and dignitaries at a Chanukah party held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Charley, Liberal Judaism’s director of strategy and partnerships, played a leading role in the event – which was organised by the Civil Service Jewish Network (JNet) and sponsored by the Board … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich to take six month sabbatical from January

Rabbi Danny Rich

14 December 2017 In his 13th year as Liberal Judaism’s chief executive, Rabbi Danny Rich is taking his contractual rabbinic sabbatical. Danny, who is also Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, will be on sabbatical for six months starting from 1 January 2018. His duties will be split among relevant members of … Read More

Fundraising concert total now exceeds £20,000

14 December 2017 Liberal Judaism’s first ever fundraising concert has now raised £20,500 after three weeks of further donations and the completion of Liberal Judaism’s inaugural fundraising auction. The event – which featured a performance by world renowned musicians David Dolan, Abigail Dolan and Thomas Carroll – raised £12,000 on … Read More

Rock along with us for Chanukkah celebration

13 December 2017 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue will host a very special musical Chanukkah celebration this Friday night (December 15) from 7.30pm. Rabbis Aaron Goldstein and Lea Mühlstein will be joined by Simon Cooper’s Friday Night Rock Service band for the evening. The group, started by the late Simon … Read More

Join our January teacher training course

11 December 2017 The next Liberal Judaism teacher training course, held in conjunction with Reform Judaism, will take place on 7 January from 10am to 4pm at Leo Baeck College in Finchley. It will include an exciting mix of topics for everyone, from the veteran teacher to the new assistant, … Read More

[Blog] My gap year volunteering in Calais

Jessica Baker, LJY-Netzer member 7 December 2017 I’m watching the sun rise as we drive to the warehouse. I’m measuring 3.5 litres of oil into eight huge pots to start the process of cooking 160kg of rice. I’m crying as I watch two small boys play in a carpark. I’m … Read More

Get organising with Citizens UK training

5 December 2017 How can we understand our synagogue communities better and engage our members more effectively, building on the things people really care about, not the things we think they should care about? How do we create strong communities where members know each other, build lasting relationships, step forward … Read More

Progressive Judaism growing in Europe

4 December 2017 The European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) – of which Liberal Judaism is a member – has opened a European Union Office in Brussels. Leslie Bergman, who has led the initiative on behalf of EUPJ, said “With the ever-expanding presence of Progressive congregations in the EU, it … Read More

Farewell events for Rabbi Shulamit

28 November 2017 Kehillah North London will be holding a special service and a farewell evening to say goodbye to Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu. Shulamit has served the congregation – which was formerly called North London Progressive Jewish Community – for the last 14 years. The Shabbat morning service will take … Read More