Gloucestershire event is a Friday night winner

3 July 2017 More than 70 people attended Friday night dinners all over the South West of England in a unique project coordinated by Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC). Rabbi Anna Gerrard and Karen Reynolds organised the venture, which saw members of GLJC attend one of eight dinners, all taking … Read More

First batmitzvah for a generation in Preston

30 June 2017 Rachael Dable made another piece of Liberal Judaism history in the north of England, as she celebrated the first batmitzvah in Preston since the early 1980s. Rachael celebrated her big day in the presence of family, friends, members of the Lancashire & Cumbria Liberal Jewish Community and … Read More

Finsbury Park attack: Roses for Ramadan worshippers

Lipika Pelham 20 June 2017 BBC Magazine Website Journalist Lipika Pelham lives close to the Finsbury Park mosque, is a member of the local synagogue, and is accustomed to seeing girls in hijabs acting in the Nativity Play at her children’s school. On Monday evening, nearly 24 hours after the … Read More

A triple celebration at Tikvah Chadasha

12 June 2017 Tikvah Chadasha (Shenfield, Brentwood & Districts Synagogue) celebrated a unique and special B’nei Mitzvah this weekend – as triplets Isabella, Nathan and Amelia all came of age. The triplets, along with parents Karen and Andy, joined the community not long after its formation in 2010. Grandparents Judith … Read More

A wide ranging conversation with Susie Orbach

8 June 2017 Bodies, psyches and Judaism were all on the agenda in A Conversation with Susie Orbach at Finchley Progressive Synagogue. More than 80 people gathered for the event, over eggs benedict, coffee and cake, as the writer and psychotherapist spoke of her concerns about social media and the … Read More

York cheesecake competition featured on the BBC

7 June 2016 BBC Radio York covered a Shavuot cheesecake competition at York Liberal Jewish Community. The station’s Jonathan Cowap judged the event (pictured above), which was won by Yara Nuuman (junior) and Catriona Munster (senior). Almost 40 members attended the evening, which was held at the home of York … Read More

A dozen young Liberal Jews gain volunteering award

6 June 2017 Twelve members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, have been honoured for their volunteering work. The Liberal youth have each received a v100 certificate for recording 100 hours of time helping others. The award is from vInspired – the UK’s leading volunteering charity for 14 … Read More

Liberal Judaism volunteering journeys

1 June 2017 Updated 6 June 2017 This week is Volunteers’ Week, the annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Liberal Judaism, and its youth movement LJY-Netzer, are proud of all our volunteers and the fantastic work they do within, and outside of, our … Read More