Liberal Judaism raises £12,000 at inaugural fundraising concert

24 November 2017 Liberal Judaism raised £12,000 at a special fundraising concert, the first time such an event has been held in the movement’s 115 year history. The event saw world-renowned musicians David Dolan, Abigail Dolan and Thomas Carroll receive a standing ovation for their programme of classical music and … Read More

Liberal Judaism to offer fully inclusive ketubot

28 September 2017 Monday September 25 – Liberal Judaism has become the first Jewish movement in the world to offer ketubot especially written for same sex couples and those who prefer a non binary or gender neutral format. A ketubah, or marriage contract, has been a key part of a … Read More

[Blog] Celebrating the High Holy Days as a community

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 19 September 2017 As Liberal Jews around the UK prepare for our High Holy Days, this is a time for reflection. Mine begin by looking back to the summer and a holiday we enjoyed in Gozo, Malta – a beautiful island where the towns and villages … Read More

Israel Ambassador expresses empathy for progressive concerns

7 July 2017 Rabbis covering the spectrum of British Progressive Jewry met with Mark Regev, the Ambassador of Israel, to express their outrage regarding the Israeli Government’s decisions to abandon the plan for an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel (Western Wall) and to progress a Conversion Bill that would … Read More

Special offer: 15% off all Liberal Judaism books

30 June 2017 To celebrate the re-opening of the Montagu Centre, Liberal Judaism’s London head office, we are offering 15% off all books bought through our online shop. To take advantage of this offer, just enter 15%OFF into the ‘coupon code’ box when checking out then press the button that … Read More

Launch of new Patrons scheme at House of Lords

23 June 2017 Liberal Judaism launched a brand new fundraising project at last night’s Patrons’ Dinner in the House of Lords. Our movement is looking for new supporters to truly make Liberal Judaism the home for your Jewish story. In order to fulfil our responsibilities and bring Judaism to those … Read More

Liberals lead the way at World Union Conference

26 May 2017 Liberal Judaism’s rabbis, officers and members played a leading role in the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) Connections 2017 Conference. The Biennial event was this year held in Jerusalem and was attended by Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, chair Simon Benscher, president Rabbi Dr … Read More

Mayor of Kolín joins Northwood for Memorial Shabbat

24 April 2017 People from around the world took part in a Memorial Shabbat at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) to remember the Jews murdered in the Holocaust from the towns where the congregation’s Czech and Slovak Torah scrolls originated. An annual event, this year’s service focussed on Kolín, … Read More

Nottingham welcomes Austerlitz scroll after 50 years

3 January 2017 The congregation at Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) have welcomed a Torah scroll from Austerlitz, in the Czech Republic… finally putting a 50-year mix-up to an end. The community was founded in 1965 as Nottingham Progressive Jewish Congregation and immediately applied for, and received, a Torah from the … Read More