Record numbers attend EUPJ Biennial Conference

18 April 2016 A record number of delegates took part in the 2016 European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) Biennial Conference. Held in London from April 14-17, the event was attended by more than 350 people from 29 countries, including 86 rabbis and student rabbis. The conference was an opportunity … Read More

A weekend of celebration at Woodford

12 April 2016 Three rabbis, two Christian clergy and a police officer were among 100 people celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodford Liberal Synagogue’s building on Sunday. Woodford’s Rabbi Richard Jacobi put together a special civic service, which contained some of the community’s favourite prayers from the last half century. … Read More

Join LJY-Netzer’s second night Seder

10 April 2016 Liberal Judaism’s youth movement LJY-Netzer will be hosting a second night Seder on Saturday April 23 – and all young Jews are invited. Taking place from 6pm, close to Willesden Green Station, everyone is asked to bring a veggie dish to share. Participants will get to delve … Read More

LJY-Netzer announces new movement worker team

2016-2017 Movement Worker Team: Hannah Stephenson, Sam Alston & Anna Craven

4 April 2016 LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, has announced its three movement workers for the next year. Twenty one year-old Hannah Stephenson is joining the team and will work alongside Sam Alston and Anna Craven, both 23, who are staying on after a very successful first year … Read More

The history of the LJ Quiz

4 April 2016 It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Liberal Jewish calendar – where communities from all over the country battle it out in a test of knowledge. The 2017 Liberal Judaism Annual Inter Synagogue Quiz will take place on at Southgate Progressive Synagogue. Full details, … Read More

Hardliners ‘alienating diaspora from Israel’

Nathan Jeffay 1 April 2016 The Jewish Chronicle Fears that Netanyahu will backtrack on historic Kotel deal under Charedi pressure Rabbis and community leaders around the world have warned that extremist stances taken by Israel’s Charedi leadership are alienating members of the diaspora. This week, the Israeli government was poised … Read More

I’m an out and proud trans Jew – others aren’t so lucky

Surat-Shaan Knan, Twilight People Project Manager 30 March 2016 The Jewish News Tomorrow sees Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) take place, the annual day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe, while fighting transphobia and … Read More

Hear Anat Hoffman speak on the Kotel

30 March 2016 New Israel Fund, Liberal Judaism & the Movement for Reform Judaism Anat Hoffman, the executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center and founding member of Women of the Wall, will be part of a unique event for young Jews in the UK. ‘Deal Deal or No … Read More

A community library for Peterborough

30 March 2016 Members of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community (PLJC) have set-up a library, allowing the congregation to borrow books on topics of interest. Secretary Janet Berkman, and her husband Graham, hosted a special Erev Shabbat during Jewish Book Week to launch the scheme. Members packed into Janet’s study, which … Read More

Jean honoured for lifetime of service in Birmingham

Joe Seager 22 March 2016 Picture by Peter Noons A special kiddush was held at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) to honour member Jean Bonner for her many years of outstanding service. The community made Jean the guest of honour over Shabbat, with warm tributes paid to her by prominent BPS … Read More