Chair’s Awards winners are shining lights of Liberal Judaism

13 July 2018 Liberal Judaism is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 Chair’s Awards. Handed out every two years, at the Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend, they honour members who have gone above and beyond while serving the movement at a national and/or local level. Winners were nominated by … Read More

Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend report and photos

2 July 2018 Liberal Judaism members from all around the UK and beyond took part in an “inspirational” Biennial Weekend – discussing the next steps in liturgy, theology, policy, outreach work and shared values that will drive Progressive Judaism forward both in Britain and around the world. For the first … Read More

Birmingham president wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Joe Seager 27 June 2018 Frank Maxwell, the president of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS), has won a Lifetime Achievement Award for turning a home-grown family business into a global enterprise. He was chosen from 14 finalists at the prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards, which acknowledge significant contributions made … Read More

LJY-Netzer’s Lauren wins award for outstanding leadership

21 March 2018 LJY-Netzer leader Lauren Keiles has won the Joy Cohen Award for Outstanding Young Leadership by a Woman. Lauren received the honour at the UJIA (United Jewish Israel Appeal) Ladies Night event, held on Monday night at London’s Grosvenor House. She was praised by judges for her leadership … Read More

Nominate your community champions for a Chair’s Award

22 February 2018 Nominations for Liberal Judaism’s Chair’s Awards are now open – and we want you to put forward your community’s heroes and stalwarts. The awards are presented every two years, at Liberal Judaism’s Biennial Weekend, to those within our communities who are doing wonderful work to support the … 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

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

A dozen young Liberal Jews gain volunteering award

6 June 2017 Twelve members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, have been honoured for their volunteering work. The Liberal youth have each received a v100 certificate for recording 100 hours of time helping others. The award is from vInspired – the UK’s leading volunteering charity for 14 … Read More

Liberal Jews rank highly in Thirty Under 30 poll

27 April 2017 Three Liberal Jews have been named as among the most important young people in Anglo-Jewry, as part of the Jewish News’ and Jewish Leadership Council’s Thirty Under 30 countdown. Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten came ninth in the prestigious list, which attracted hundreds of nominations. Deborah is a … Read More

Liberal Jews named as most influential teens

12 April 2017 Two members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, are featured by The Jewish News in the paper’s ‘18 Under 18’ list, which spotlights the teenagers it tips to shape Anglo Jewry’s future. Dora Hirsh (pictured) and Jess Baker both feature prominently in the list, which … Read More