Liberal youth raise hundreds for refugees

15 February 2017 LJY-Netzer’s Yamim (school years 9-10) have raised £240, and counting, to help young refugees as part of their annual charity weekend. The Liberal youngsters set up a fundraising page for RefugeeYouth.org – a charity that provides a happy and welcoming environment for refugees who have entered the … Read More

Liberal Jews get muddy for Tu Bishvat mitzvah

13 February 2017 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue members, including Rabbi Aaron Goldstein, braved bitter sleet and wicked thorns for a special Mitzvah Day project on Tu Bishvat. The group helped support the Friends of Croxley Common Moor clearing scrub and tidying the common. A very muddy Aaron said: “It … Read More

[Blog] We must keep talking about mental health

Helen Goldhill 6 February 2017 This weekend saw the start of a brilliant initiative, Mental Health Awareness Shabbat. More than 60 synagogues and communities, across all denominations, took part. It was coordinated by Jami UK, the mental health service for the Jewish community. The aim of the Shabbat was to … Read More

Liberal Judaism takes part in Downing Street protest

31 January 2017 Liberal Judaism was proud to be present at the Downing Street protest against President Donald Trumps new travel laws yesterday evening, alongside our youth movement LJY-Netzer and many others. Our senior rabbi and chief executive, Rabbi Danny Rich, spoke at the event saying: “No to stereotypes; yes … Read More

Commemorating the Kindertransport in Parliament

30 January 2017 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, helped to rededicate a plaque commemorating the Kindertransport in the Houses of Parliament. Danny joined Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, Lord Alf Dubs and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, … Read More

South London refugee flat plan hits the headlines

24 January 2017 South London Liberal Synagogue’s plan to turn part of the shul into a flat to house a refugee family has made headlines across the UK and Israel. The Observer ran a lengthy article in this Sunday’s newspaper, which is also available on the website. South London Chair … Read More

Liberal Judaism’s Top 5 Landmarks in 2016

While the last year has seen many setbacks for those with Progressive values, Liberal Judaism as a movement has enjoyed another 12 months of growth – with strengthening communities, enhanced social action work and a louder voice in Anglo-Jewry, Britain generally and, indeed, the rest of the world. Below we … Read More

LJY-Netzer – Top 5 Landmarks in 2016

28 December 2016 LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, has had another standout year – with its trademark mix of everything from campaigns and education to camps and events. Below, we pick out five key LJY-Netzer moments from 2016: 1. A new movement worker team In April, Hannah Stephenson … Read More

Liberal Jews win major volunteering awards

6 December 2016 Liberal Judaism communities and members have won a series of volunteering awards. Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe were named The Jewish News and Mitzvah Day’s Community Heroes for 2016, in a moving ceremony. Simon, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, was an ambassador for NHS Blood & Transplant, … Read More