Happy birthday Peter – Essex life president turns 90!

25 October 2017 East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) held a special celebratory service to mark the 90th birthday of life president Peter Benscher. The service was led by Rabbi Richard Jacobi, Student Rabbi Daniela Touati and Rabbi Harry Jacobi, vice president of Liberal Judaism and a long-time friend … Read More

Inclusive High Holy Days service in East London

4 September 2017 A special Shabbat service will be held at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (EL2) on Saturday 23 September. The inclusive Shabbat Shelanu service is designed to be accessible and sensitive to a variety of needs. It will start at 11am and end at 12.30pm, in South … Read More

Kabbalat Torah celebration in East London

20 July 2017 The community at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue have enjoyed their first Kabbalat Torah celebration – as a group of 15-year-olds led a fun and spiritual service. Unique to Liberal Judaism, Kabbalat Torah is a two year programme leading on from bar/batmitzvah. At the age of … Read More

Gusti Yehoshua Braverman announced as AGM guest speaker

29 June 2017 We are pleased to announce that Gusti Yehoshua Braverman will be the speaker for this year’s Liberal Judaism AGM meeting. This essential meeting which brings together representatives from all our communities and which is open to all members, will take place at the Montagu Centre next week. … 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

Landmark Kotel service at WUPJ Conference

19 May 2017 British Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis and members took part in a landmark service at the Kotel – which included a Torah reading with all genders participating. The senior rabbis of both movements, Rabbis Danny Rich and Laura Janner-Klausner, carried the scrolls during the service (pictured), which … Read More