Film about LJS dementia projects wins top prize

29 August 2017 A 12 minute movie about The Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s projects to help those with dementia has won a top international award. Memory Songs, produced by Lucy Kaye (pictured), picked up the Grand Jury Prize at the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival. The film covers the incredible … Read More

Munich film screening and discussion on 7 Sep

Steven Spielberg Munich

25 August 2017 Liberal Judaism is pleased to announce Montagu Nights, a new series of arts and cultural events taking place at its London head office. The first Montagu Night is on Thursday 7 September. It will be a screening of Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed film Munich (2005), to mark … Read More

Blog: A window into the wonderful world of Kadimah

Robin Moss, Liberal Judaism Officer for Youth and Education 25 August 2017 I’ve just spent the weekend on Machaneh Kadimah, LJY-Netzer’s summer camp, now in its 70th year. Celebrating this special anniversary, this year’s Kadimah featured the largest gathering of young Liberal Jews in recent memory. While professionally, as Head … Read More

Israel Update: Women of the Wall subjected to body searches

24 August 2017 Despite an order by the High Court of Justice in Israel banning them, invasive body searches of women at the Western Wall complex in Jerusalem are still being carried out. Daisy Bogod, a young London-based Progressive Jew who works within both Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism in … Read More

Adult Learning for the Wondering Jew

24 August 2017 Want to engage in spirited dialogue and meaningful study, alongside other adult learners, giving a new appreciation of Judaism? Then sign up for the new two year course from the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in partnership with the Lyons Learning Project and Liberal Judaism. … Read More

Liberal Judaism rabbi advises BBC Holby City storyline

22 August 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky has been advising hit BBC One show Holby City with its recent Jewish storyline. Charley, who is the movement’s director of strategy and partnerships, contributed to scripts featuring the character Sacha Levy. The doctor, played by Bob Barrett, rediscovers his Judaism on … Read More

Ruth reads from the Torah for the first time… aged 96

21 August 2017 Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) member and Holocaust survivor Ruth Shire read from the Torah for the first time, at the age of 96, in front of a packed BPS sanctuary. In a moving D’var Torah, in front of a packed synagogue, Ruth explained how she had not … Read More

Help Wessex Community create a safe haven for refugees

16 August 2017 Wessex Liberal Jewish Community is part of a unique interfaith project to provide housing in Bournemouth for a refugee family. They are now looking for more people to get involved in the venture, which involves investing in the Safe Haven Wessex LLP partnership to own a flat … Read More

Israel events to take place at Finchley Progressive

15 August 2017 Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) is hosting a series of events around key Israeli anniversaries in October and November to which all members of Liberal Judaism are invited. The first is a set of four evening talks, by eminent speakers, to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. … Read More