Nottingham interfaith kitchen celebrates anniversary

6 June 2016   Nottingham’s Salaam Shalom (SaSh) Kitchen celebrated its first anniversary last week, with the event covered by local TV.   The unique project – a collaboration between Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) and Muslim charity Himmah – provides a hot meal every Wednesday to around 100 people in … Read More

Heroic Sue wins swimming bronze

1 June 2016   Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) member Sue Warner has received a heroes’ welcome on her return to the UK, after winning a bronze medal at the Invictus Games in Orlando.   Sue – who has a long continuing association with KLS and its choir – won bronze … Read More

Supporting good mental health in South London

27 May 2016   Last Shabbat saw a series of special events and services at South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.   The Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday used special liturgy compiled by Rabbi Janet Darley, minister at SLLS, on the theme of mental health. … 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

Ground-breaking gathering coming to Birmingham

Joe Seager 16 May 2016 It’s time to book your tickets for an exciting new Jewish ‘Meeting of Minds’ extravaganza in Birmingham. Limmud Birmingham WM takes place on Sunday July 10, 2016, and will once again offer delegates a wonderful chance to enjoy all the wonders of Jewish culture and … Read More

Join South London for Rabbi Janet’s farewell

13 May 2016 Members at South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) are planning two events to say goodbye to Rabbi Janet Darley, who is retiring this summer after seven years serving the community. The first event is a family Shabbat service on June 18, the last day of Gesher, where the … Read More

Celebrating 70 years of Liberal Judaism in Ireland

11 May 2016   Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation (DJPC) celebrated its 70th anniversary with a sold-out gala dinner and jam-packed weekend of services and events, attended by VIPS representing all of Ireland’s faiths.   Dignitaries included Most Rev Dr Diarmuid Martin, the Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland (Roman … Read More

[Sermon] 70th anniversary service of DJPC

Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh 7 May 2016 You shall be holy . . .   Just under a month ago, the European Union for Progressive Judaism held its biennial conference in London for the first time. In the company of over 80 rabbis and rabbinic students, representatives from across the … Read More

Kingston says goodbye to Rabbi Charley Baginsky

4 May 2016 Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) was filled with old and new members this Shabbat, as the community bid farewell to their rabbi of 10 years, Rabbi Charley Baginsky. Charley wrote a special service for the occasion, which she led with Rabbi Danny Rich – the senior rabbi of … Read More

Pesach in pictures

25 April 2016 Members of Liberal Jewish communities around the UK came together this weekend for special services and Seders for Pesach. You can see a slideshow of the best pictures here. Many Liberal communities, as well as youth movement LJY-Netzer, held first or second night communal Seders with record … Read More