Big numbers at small Reading community’s big birthday

19 July 2018 The Reading Liberal Jewish Community proudly celebrated its 40th birthday with a special Shabbat service and celebratory lunch. The small community’s numbers were swelled for the event as current members were joined by old friends, officers and dignitaries of Liberal Judaism and no less than seven rabbis. … Read More

LJS to host special charity music evening in March

2 March 2018 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) will be hosting ‘An Evening of Song and Opera’ on Thursday 22 March to raise funds for two great causes. Royal Academy of Music students will present a varied programme ranging from the much loved songs of Schubert and Schumann to the … Read More

Progressive rabbis write to Prime Minister over Brexit

2 April 2017 More than 50 Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis have written to Prime Minister Theresa May asking her to always put human beings first in the conversations she will be having over Brexit. The Progressive rabbis – who represent more than a third of British Jews – urged … Read More

Join our Shabbat sing-along at hit London show

29 March 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Rachel Benjamin and her cantor for the night, Liberal Judaism officer Graham Carpenter, will be leading a special Shabbat sing-along this Friday (March 30). The special event will take place after Stephen Laughton’s Off-West End nominated show RUN, as they bring in shabbat with … Read More

We must help child refugees find their families

23 April 2016 The Telegraph Sir – We were shocked by the entirely preventable death of Muhammad Hassan, a 17-year-old asylum-seeker. He died on April 1 while trying to reach his uncle in Manchester. Despite having a legal right to join his family while his asylum claim was processed, he … Read More

South Bucks – an emotional farewell

South Bucks Jewish Community says goodbye to Rabbi Rachel Benjamin

11 January 2016 South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) held a special Shabbat service to say farewell (but decidedly not goodbye) to their rabbi of nine years – Rabbi Rachel Benjamin The service was created and led by the current, and three retired, chairs the community, who also gave their own … Read More