LJY-Netzer leader Lauren wins global student award

5 January 2017 LJY Netzer’s Lauren Keiles won the Emerging Jewish Leadership Award at the annual World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) ceremony. Lauren picked up the coveted prize at the event, which was held on the final day of the WUJS Congress. She also picked up the Interfaith Award … Read More

LJY-Netzer members choose powerful theme at Veidah

4 January 2018 Members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, have vowed to spend the next year exploring the traditions and cultures of non-white Jews. At their annual Veidah decision making event, the youth group’s older members chose ‘Minorities within Minorities’ as their Theme of the Year. Movement … Read More

[Blog] My gap year volunteering in Calais

Jessica Baker, LJY-Netzer member 7 December 2017 I’m watching the sun rise as we drive to the warehouse. I’m measuring 3.5 litres of oil into eight huge pots to start the process of cooking 160kg of rice. I’m crying as I watch two small boys play in a carpark. I’m … Read More

Get organising with Citizens UK training

5 December 2017 How can we understand our synagogue communities better and engage our members more effectively, building on the things people really care about, not the things we think they should care about? How do we create strong communities where members know each other, build lasting relationships, step forward … Read More

[Video] Hold special Shabbat to eliminate violence against women

9 November 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich and the leadership of Liberal Judaism have urged all communities to hold a special Shabbat on Saturday 25 November for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Recent statistics from Jewish Women’s Aid – who are spearheading the initiative alongside the … Read More

Student rabbis bring their bears to support Children In Need

14 November 2017 Student rabbis at Leo Baeck College got into the Children In Need spirit by bringing their favourite teddy bears to services and classes to raise funds for the charity. The College’s annual Leo Bear Day began with a special morning service, organised by Student Rabbi Nathan ‘Bearmeister’ … Read More

Prayer, pizza and pyjamas… and all in a good cause

8 November 2017 South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) held a special ‘prayer, pizza and pyjama’ service to celebrate raising more than £5,000 in the fight against cancer. The community welcomed the organisers of the Aylesbury Relay for Life to their Friday night service, where the charity’s committee chair Paula Kirby … 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

A year on from the Calais Jungle

24 October 2017 The Jewish News Imagine being your 14-year-old self again. Imagine being alone, frightened, sleeping rough. Imagine being hit by pepper spray from riot police. Now look at your own children, your nephews and nieces, your friends’ children. Imagine them suffering the same abuse. Unimaginable? Not for hundreds … Read More