More than 150 attend Liberal and Reform teacher training

11 January 2018 More than 150 heads, teachers and assistants attended a joint Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism training day, held at Leo Baeck College. Organised by Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Sandra Kviat and Reform Judaism’s Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, the day featured presenters from both movements and the College, as well … Read More

Essex community says goodbye to Perryman’s Farm Road

9 January 2018 An iconic Liberal synagogue building has held its last services, as members of East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) paid a fond farewell to Perryman’s Farm Road in Redbridge. The building was formerly the home of Bet Tikvah Synagogue, which united with Woodford Liberal Synagogue last … Read More

Magical Liberal quiz team reach Harry Potter finals

8 January 2018 A quiz team made of up of members of Nottingham Liberal Synagogue and Leicester Progressive Synagogue have made it through to the finals of the UK’s Harry Potter Trivia Tournament. Charlie Barker, Max Worth, Rachel Benn and Pat Dean – known as ‘The Felix Felicis Four’ – … Read More

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