Join us for a historic swim in the river in Kolín

17 April 2018 On Sunday August 26, the Hana Greenfield Memorial Swim will take place in the Czech town of Kolín – in memory of one of its few Holocaust survivors. Hana learnt to swim in the river in Kolín as a child and would have swum alongside both her … Read More

Liberal Judaism raises awareness of modern day leprosy

10 April 2018 Liberal Judaism will be raising awareness of modern day leprosy over Shabbat as the Torah portion – Tazria-Metzora – deals with the disease. Our movement was proud to be the only Jewish organisation at a House of Lords event in February to observe World Leprosy Day. The … Read More

Award winning American guitar duo in concert at NPLS

28 March 2018 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) will host a very special musical evening on Sunday 20 May, as American guitar duo Julie Patchouli and Bruce Hecksel bring their award-winning sound to the UK. Tickets cost £17.50 and can be purchased from diana@stoneemail.co.uk or 01923 537225. The concert … Read More

Liberal synagogues join Muslim day of social action

26 March 2018 Members of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community and Nottingham Liberal Synagogue braved snow and ice to take part in Sadaqa Day, the Muslim-led day of social action inspired by Mitzvah Day. In Peterborough (pictured above), the community teamed up with the Masjid Khadijah Islamic Centre in a series … Read More

Liberal Judaism: This is Corbyn’s last chance saloon

27 March 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism, led by Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher, gathered in Parliament Square in Westminster yesterday evening to join other members of the Jewish community in calling on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to face up and tackle the antisemitism within his party. Our movement also … 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

Rabbi Lea chairs international Progressive Zionist body

13 March 2018 Rabbi Lea Mühlstein is the new international chair of ARZENU, the umbrella organisation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists. Lea’s role will see her ensure that the interests of ARZENU’s constituent groups in 14 countries around the world, as well Progressive Jews more generally, are represented within … Read More

David Jacobi scholarship launched at Finchley concert

12 March 2018 A very special concert was held at Finchley Progressive Synagogue to remember David Jacobi and launch a scholarship in his name. The event was organised by David’s father, Rabbi Harry Jacobi, and siblings Rabbis Dr Margaret and Richard Jacobi (all pictured above enjoying the concert). All music … 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