Rock along with us for Chanukkah celebration

13 December 2017 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue will host a very special musical Chanukkah celebration this Friday night (December 15) from 7.30pm. Rabbis Aaron Goldstein and Lea Mühlstein will be joined by Simon Cooper’s Friday Night Rock Service band for the evening. The group, started by the late Simon … 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

Get organising with Citizens UK training

5 December 2017 How can we understand our synagogue communities better and engage our members more effectively, building on the things people really care about, not the things we think they should care about? How do we create strong communities where members know each other, build lasting relationships, step forward … Read More

Progressive Judaism growing in Europe

4 December 2017 The European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) – of which Liberal Judaism is a member – has opened a European Union Office in Brussels. Leslie Bergman, who has led the initiative on behalf of EUPJ, said “With the ever-expanding presence of Progressive congregations in the EU, it … Read More

Farewell events for Rabbi Shulamit

28 November 2017 Kehillah North London will be holding a special service and a farewell evening to say goodbye to Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu. Shulamit has served the congregation – which was formerly called North London Progressive Jewish Community – for the last 14 years. The Shabbat morning service will take … Read More

[Video] Hold special Shabbat to eliminate violence against women

9 November 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich and the leadership of Liberal Judaism have urged all communities to hold a special Shabbat on Saturday 25 November for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Recent statistics from Jewish Women’s Aid – who are spearheading the initiative alongside the … Read More

Join special interfaith Shabbat in York

15 November 2017 York Liberal Jewish Community (YLJC) is inviting Liberal Jews from around the UK – and their friends of other faiths and none – to join them for their morning service this Saturday (18 November), as part of National Interfaith Week. The interfaith Shabbat will be held in … Read More

Student rabbis bring their bears to support Children In Need

14 November 2017 Student rabbis at Leo Baeck College got into the Children In Need spirit by bringing their favourite teddy bears to services and classes to raise funds for the charity. The College’s annual Leo Bear Day began with a special morning service, organised by Student Rabbi Nathan ‘Bearmeister’ … Read More

Prayer, pizza and pyjamas… and all in a good cause

8 November 2017 South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) held a special ‘prayer, pizza and pyjama’ service to celebrate raising more than £5,000 in the fight against cancer. The community welcomed the organisers of the Aylesbury Relay for Life to their Friday night service, where the charity’s committee chair Paula Kirby … Read More