Better Know a Jewish Charity – Memorials Scrolls Trust

Ben Crowne 6 March 2018 Better Know a Jewish Charity The story of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, and the 1,500+ Czech torah scrolls (“sifrei torah” in Hebrew, singular “sefer torah”) they administer, is a really remarkable one which it is worth going into in some detail (1). Put in the … Read More

Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel meets school Torah Team

7 March 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel paid a special visit to Mosaic Jewish Primary School, a thriving cross-communal school in South London. René, who is rabbi at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS), was a guest of acting head Nerissa Bear and Judy Thwaites, an associate governor, founding steering … Read More

In The Media: First gender-neutral B’nei Mitzvah

05 March 2018 Take a look at some of the fantastic press coverage of the first Liberal Judaism gender-neutral B’nei Mitzvah, which took place at York Liberal Jewish Community in February 2018: UK Jewish Media Jewish News: “This teen had a gender neutral b’nei mitzvah” Jewish Chronicle: “Torah and togetherness … Read More

Find out more about Progressive life in Israel

5 March 2018 Liberal Judaism is part of a special online initiative that will see speakers from varied fields and institutions sharing perspectives and stories about Progressive life in Israel. ‘Israel at 70: Conversations on Progressive Israel’ will see a series of sessions taking place each Wednesday at 7.30pm via … Read More

Kehillah and NPLS appoint Cantor Tamara Wolfson

Cantor Tamara Wolfson

2 March 2018 Cantor Tamara Wolfson has been appointed as the new part-time spiritual leader of Kehillah North London and part-time cantor of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS). New Yorker Tamara was brought up with a passion for Progressive Judaism. She graduated from American Jewish University in Los Angeles, … Read More

LJS to host special charity music evening in March

2 March 2018 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) will be hosting ‘An Evening of Song and Opera’ on Thursday 22 March to raise funds for two great causes. Royal Academy of Music students will present a varied programme ranging from the much loved songs of Schubert and Schumann to the … Read More

Jewish Museum brings special memories to Northwood

26 February 2018 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS), in partnership with Jewish Care, hosted a very special visit from the Jewish Museum as part of its ‘Memory Matters’ club. The museum ran a workshop showing objects and images from its collection, which depict the history and heritage of Jews … 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

Torah and togetherness – a gender-neutral bnei mitzvah

Miriam Taylor Thorpe 21 February 2018 The Jewish Chronicle We live in Otterburn, Northumberland and the [gender-neutral] bnei mitzvah took place at York Liberal Jewish Community, at the Quaker Meeting House. It was such a big day, not just for us but also for our community. When Esther read the … Read More

[Blog] Our new siddur strikes a blow for inclusivity

Liberal Judaism Siddur morning service

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 15 February 2018 The Jewish News Liberal Judaism has created a new siddur, with a draft morning service already piloted in some congregations. A question being asked of me, and my co-editor Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, is ‘why’? The answer is that Liberal Judaism has published a … Read More