Award winning American guitar duo in concert at NPLS

28 March 2018 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) will host a very special musical evening on Sunday 20 May, as American guitar duo Julie Patchouli and Bruce Hecksel bring their award-winning sound to the UK. Tickets cost £17.50 and can be purchased from diana@stoneemail.co.uk or 01923 537225. The concert … Read More

Liberal synagogues join Muslim day of social action

26 March 2018 Members of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community and Nottingham Liberal Synagogue braved snow and ice to take part in Sadaqa Day, the Muslim-led day of social action inspired by Mitzvah Day. In Peterborough (pictured above), the community teamed up with the Masjid Khadijah Islamic Centre in a series … Read More

Join two leading second generation rabbis for Israel at 70 event

20 March 2018 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk is proud to present the latest event in its ‘Israel at 70: Conversations on Progressive Israel’ series. Taking place at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue tomorrow (March 21), the session will be led by two of the world’s leading second … Read More

East London loses the rabbis for lay leaders service

20 March 2018 East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) held a special Shabbat service led by a dozen different lay leaders… but no rabbis. Taking place on Saturday March 17, a full congregation gathered to be led by the 12 different members, including Liberal Judaism vice chair Ruth Seager. … Read More

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