Two new Liberal rabbis ordained in moving ceremony

10 July 2018 Two new Progressive rabbis have been ordained by Leo Baeck College in a moving ceremony at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue. Rabbi Nathan Godleman and Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein (pictured above with Dr Jeremy Schonfield) were ordained by Leo Baeck College’s dean, Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh, after spending five … Read More

French Liberal Jews visit East London community

24 May 2018 East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) received a very special visit from 14 members of the French Liberal congregation Keren Or Lyon. After a warm welcome from Rabbi Richard Jacobi, in both French and English, a Shabbat service took place taken from the draft of Liberal … Read More

Essex community says goodbye to Perryman’s Farm Road

9 January 2018 An iconic Liberal synagogue building has held its last services, as members of East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) paid a fond farewell to Perryman’s Farm Road in Redbridge. The building was formerly the home of Bet Tikvah Synagogue, which united with Woodford Liberal Synagogue last … Read More

Download your new Liberal Judaism lectionary

20 September 2017 The new Liberal Judaism lectionary for 5778/9 is available now and can be downloaded by clicking here. The lectionary – compiled by Rabbi David Hulbert and Louise Freedman – is a guide to the recommended Torah and Haftarah readings for Shabbat, festivals and special shabbatot. This latest … Read More

Annual Memorial Services this Sunday

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14 September 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Annual Memorial services will take place this Sunday (September 17). They will be held at the following times: Midday at The Western Cemetery, Cheshunt, led by Rabbi David Hulbert Midday at The Western Cemetery Woodland Burial, Cheshunt, led by Rabbi Jackie Tabick Midday at The … Read More

East London & Essex create a diverse tree of life

9 March 2017 Liberal Judaism’s newest community – East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue – hosted 40 people for their latest inclusive Shabbat service. The congregation included a number of people with disabilities, accompanied by family members and/or carers. The focus of service, led by Rabbi Richard Jacobi, was on … Read More

First services held by new East London community

East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue first services

11 January 2017 East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (EL&ELS) enjoyed a “wonderful” turnout for its inaugural Shabbat services this weekend. The new community formed on January 1, after members of Bet Tikvah and Woodford Liberal Synagogues voted to unite. It will operate over the two sites, while a search for a … Read More

New community to be called East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue

8 November 2016 Liberal Judaism’s newest community has been given its English name – East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue. The community will officially form on January 1, 2017, after members of the area’s two current Liberal Judaism congregations – Bet Tikvah and Woodford Liberal Synagogues – voted overwhelmingly to … Read More