Brighton & Hove to host Shavuot study marathon on refugees

15 May 2018 Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue will be hosting an all-night cheesecake and study marathon on Shavuot, on the theme of refugees. The event will begin on Saturday 19 May at 6pm with the Rainbow Pilgrims pop-up exhibition – Liberal Judaism’s groundbreaking heritage and diversity project that discovers … Read More

Eight reasons to attend the Liberal Judaism Biennial

3 May 2018 The Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend is now just eight weeks away. Our movement’s flagship event takes place from Friday June 29 – Sunday July 1 at the St Johns Hotel, just outside of Birmingham, and promises something for everyone. Here are eight reasons why you should join … Read More

Remembering the Exodus and the Sho’ah

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 31 March 2018 It’s Pesach, when we eat matzah, the unleavened bread that simultaneously expresses our slave ancestors’ hasty departure from Egypt – their dough having no time to rise1 – and the ‘affliction’ they endured in ‘the house of bondage’. As we read in Aramaic … Read More

Liberal leaders contribute to René Cassin parashiot project

23 March 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis and officers have contributed to a unique project offering communities a human rights commentary on each weekly Torah parasha. Put together by René Cassin – the human rights NGO that draws on Jewish experiences and values – the free resource offers 54 thoughts written … Read More

[Blog] Our new siddur strikes a blow for inclusivity

Liberal Judaism Siddur morning service

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 15 February 2018 The Jewish News Liberal Judaism has created a new siddur, with a draft morning service already piloted in some congregations. A question being asked of me, and my co-editor Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, is ‘why’? The answer is that Liberal Judaism has published a … Read More

Order copies of our new draft morning service

Liberal Judaism Siddur morning service

18 January 2018 Liberal Judaism is inviting synagogues and communities to help us shape the first new Liberal Jewish Siddur since 1995. As the initial stage in this process, Siddur editors Rabbis Elli Tikvah Sarah and Lea Mühlstein have produced a first draft of a new Shabbat morning service with the … Read More

Jewish sexual ethics for the 21st century

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 31 December 2017 The Jewish Chronicle Understanding the Torah can help us find a contemporary code of sexual ethics Sexual harassment has been in the news in the past few weeks, and the #MeToo campaign in social media has revealed just how widespread it is. Of … Read More

Judge Rinder praises ‘heroic’ Progressive movements

2 November 2017 TV star and barrister Robert Rinder has heralded the ‘heroic’ achievements of Liberal and Reform Judaism on LGBTQI+ rights. Speaking at a Service of Celebration, at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, ITV’s Judge Rinder said that the Progressive movements had “paved the way for a new generation who … Read More