Inclusive High Holy Days service in East London

4 September 2017 A special Shabbat service will be held at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (EL2) on Saturday 23 September. The inclusive Shabbat Shelanu service is designed to be accessible and sensitive to a variety of needs. It will start at 11am and end at 12.30pm, in South … Read More

Get ready for some more Kosher Comedy

30 August 2017 Top comedians from across the UK are putting on a Kosher Comedy night at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS). The event will take place at NPLS on Thursday 26 October from 7pm. The costs is £14 (plus booking fee) with all funds raised going to the … Read More

Film about LJS dementia projects wins top prize

29 August 2017 A 12 minute movie about The Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s projects to help those with dementia has won a top international award. Memory Songs, produced by Lucy Kaye (pictured), picked up the Grand Jury Prize at the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival. The film covers the incredible … Read More

Blog: A window into the wonderful world of Kadimah

Robin Moss, Liberal Judaism Officer for Youth and Education 25 August 2017 I’ve just spent the weekend on Machaneh Kadimah, LJY-Netzer’s summer camp, now in its 70th year. Celebrating this special anniversary, this year’s Kadimah featured the largest gathering of young Liberal Jews in recent memory. While professionally, as Head … Read More

Ruth reads from the Torah for the first time… aged 96

21 August 2017 Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) member and Holocaust survivor Ruth Shire read from the Torah for the first time, at the age of 96, in front of a packed BPS sanctuary. In a moving D’var Torah, in front of a packed synagogue, Ruth explained how she had not … Read More

In Charlottesville, the Local Jewish Community Presses On

Alan Zimmerman 14 August 2017 www.reformjudaism.org At Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, VA, we are deeply grateful for the support and prayers of the broader Reform Jewish community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Heather Heyer and the two Virginia State Police officers, H. Jay Cullen and … Read More

Help Wessex Community create a safe haven for refugees

16 August 2017 Wessex Liberal Jewish Community is part of a unique interfaith project to provide housing in Bournemouth for a refugee family. They are now looking for more people to get involved in the venture, which involves investing in the Safe Haven Wessex LLP partnership to own a flat … Read More

Israel events to take place at Finchley Progressive

15 August 2017 Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) is hosting a series of events around key Israeli anniversaries in October and November to which all members of Liberal Judaism are invited. The first is a set of four evening talks, by eminent speakers, to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. … Read More

Celebrating 50 years of Bedfordshire Progressive

25 July 2017 Past and present members of Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue (BPS), travelling from as far away as Devon and Spain, came together to celebrate 50 years of the community. A special service was held at Clophill Village Hall, in Bedfordshire, to mark the golden jubilee and also welcome the … Read More

Preston Liberal Jews gift tree to community

24 July 2017 Members of the Liberal Jewish community in Preston presented a tree to the people of the city, as part of the replanting of Moor Park. The Mayor of Preston, Councillor Brian Rollo, accepted the tree, before it was planted by Moor Park Ranger, Andrew Kennion. Members of … Read More