Liberal Jews nominated as Community Heroes

19 November 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Janet Darley, Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe have all been nominated as Community Heroes by The Jewish News and Mitzvah Day. Siblings Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe have been nominated for the tireless charitable work. Before his death from lung cancer in July this … Read More

Liberal rabbi leads Orlando memorial at PinkNews Awards

30 October 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel joined with a Bishop and an Imam at The PinkNews Awards to lead a memorial to those killed in the Orlando massacre. At the start of the Awards Dinner, a vigil was held in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist … Read More

Heritage Award for Brighton & Hove

11 July 2016 Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue (BHPS) has won a prestigious Sussex Heritage Award for its state of the art building. The synagogue, which recently re-opened after redevelopment, has a new layout and beautifully designed interior to follow the community’s ethos of inclusivity and diversity. The community received … Read More

Keynote speakers announced for Liberal Judaism Biennial

7 June 2016   Award-winning writer and broadcaster Cole Moreton, Guardian journalist Jessica Elgot and Imam Sayed Ali Razawi will all take part in the Liberal Judaism Biennial Conference.   The Biennial, which takes place from July 1-3 at The St Johns Hotel in the Midlands, is the biggest Liberal … Read More

Nominate someone special for a Chair’s Award

19 May 2016 Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher is seeking nominations for the Liberal Judaism Chair’s Awards – which are presented to members who have served the movement at either a national or local level. The deadline for nominations is May 31 and the nominee should have served Liberal Judaism … Read More

Citizens UK and Rabbi Janet Darley win major award

14 March 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Janet Darley has collected a major human rights award. Janet – who is rabbi at South London Liberal Synagogue – was part of the Citizens UK group who won the Champions of the Year prize at the Women on the Move Awards at the … Read More

LJ’s Surat-Shaan named as LGBTQI+ role model

15 February 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Surat-Shaan Knan has been selected as a Stonewall ‘role model’ for LGBT History Month. Celebrated every February, the aim of the month is to celebrate the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people from the past and present. The theme this year … Read More

Interfaith award for Northwood & Pinner

Mitzvah Day Award for NPLS

26 November 2015 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) has won the Mitzvah Day Award for Interfaith Partnership of the Year. The trophy was presented to Rabbi Aaron Goldstein and volunteer Marsha Myers, by Mitzvah Day founder Laura Marks and interfaith chair Daniela Pears. It was given in recognition of … Read More

LJY-Netzer partners with vInspired

Sam Alston with vInspired Award

3 November 2015 LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, has teamed up with vInspired – the UK’s leading youth volunteering charity providing 14-25 year olds with volunteering and social action opportunities. Through this partnership, LJY-Netzer has become a vInspired Awards provider. The youth movement now has the ability to certificate … Read More