Join us to taste vodka and find out its secret Jewish history

28 February 2018 Liberal Judaism’s special Montagu Nights series of events continues with The Secret Jewish History of Vodka. Taking place at the Montagu Centre, London, from 7pm on Wednesday 21 March, the evening will be hosted by Richard Verber, the Head of External Affairs at World Jewish Relief. You … Read More

Donate to support Rohingya refugees in crisis

13 February 2018 Liberal Judaism has joined all other denominations of Judaism in a powerful international cross-communal response to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. The response is being spearheaded by World Jewish Relief, IsraAid, the JDC and the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Response (JCDR) – the first time that the leading … Read More

First ever Progressive retreat helps students to reconnect

12 February 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism jointly hosted the first ever Progressively-led Jewish retreat for students as part of a new Alliance for Progressive Judaism initiative. Since the turn of the year, the Liberal and Reform student chaplains, Rabbis Leah Jordan and Daniel Lichman, have teamed up for … Read More

Join our February training to help develop your community

6 February 2018 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with Citizens UK for a unique training course at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) on February 24 and 25, which will teach some of the key concepts, skills and tools of community organising. This is a course designed for people who … Read More

Liberals triumph at Mitzvah Day Awards

5 February 2018 Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) was praised for its Salaam Shalom Kitchen, as the project gained a key social action award. The kitchen – a partnership between NLS and local Muslim charity Himmah – won the Mitzvah Day 365 Award in a ceremony at JW3. The Salaam Shalom … Read More

Rabbis unite to fight Israel’s refugee deportation plan

1 February 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Director of Strategy & Partnerships, Rabbi Charley Baginsky, joined with rabbis from Reform and Masorti Judaism to meet with Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to the UK and express concern at the country’s plan to deport African migrants. Rabbi Charley organised the meeting where she represented hundreds … Read More

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