Subsidised places and special track at LJ Biennial

16 April 2018 Each Liberal Judaism congregation will be able to send one new member to our movement’s flagship Biennial Weekend for a heavily subsidised price, to take part in a special track designed to develop relationships and our communities. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the NLPS Trust, one … Read More

Isaac has hair cut in first ever Liberal Upsherin

13 April 2018 A ceremony believed to be Liberal Judaism’s first ever Upsherin took place in Hereford with the support of the Herefordshire Jewish Community. Led by Rabbi Dr Robert Ash, friends and family of Alison and Marc Turner came together to cut the hair of their son Isaac for … Read More

Jodie makes history with Lincolnshire bat mitzvah

11 April 2018 Lincolnshire Jewish Community filled their ancient synagogue for the region’s first Jewish coming of age ceremony for more than 700 years as Jodie Renaud celebrated her bat mitzvah. Jodie read her portion beautifully and then made a moving speech, in which she praised her late and much … Read More

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