LJS hosts progressive Board of Deputies hustings

2 May 2018 Last night the Liberal Jewish Synagogue proudly hosted the Progressive hustings for the election for the new President of the Board of Deputies. The event was chaired by the convenors of the Progressive Deputies, Karen Newman and Tony Seymour. The four candidates were Marie van der Zyl, … Read More

Lord Dubs issues urgent refugee plea at Kingston talk

30 April 2018 Lord (Alf) Dubs made an impassioned plea to the British Government to help bring more vulnerable child refugees to safety, as he spoke at the Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) AGM. The Labour peer urged support for his ‘Dubs Amendment’, which helps unaccompanied refugee children come to live … Read More

Northwood full of music as KT class lead the service

30 April 2018 The Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) Kabbalat Torah class led a Shabbat with a difference, bringing beatboxing into NPLS services for the first time alongside piano, guitar and a traditional choir. The 12 teenagers also used poem, sermon and film to express their diverse characters and … Read More

Board of Deputies CEO Gillian Merron to speak at Biennial Weekend

26 April 2018 Gillian Merron, the chief executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, will be one of two keynote speakers at the upcoming Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend. Gillian will be tackling contemporary issues facing Jews in Britain, including the disturbing rise in antisemitism and the recent #EnoughIsEnough … Read More

Liberals attend Europe’s largest Jewish Muslim conference

26 April 2018 Liberal Jews from around the UK – including Rabbi Janet Burden and Student Rabbi Daniela Touati – were part of Europe’s largest Jewish Muslim conference, which was attended entirely by women. Hosted by Nisa-Nashim – Britain’s Jewish Muslim Women’s Network – the conference took place at the … Read More

Join our Biennial Weekend Community Project

23 April 2018 Liberal Judaism is inviting all 43 of our congregations to take part in a special Community Project to be unveiled at this year’s Biennial Weekend. Designed to fit perfectly into the theme for our flagship event – which is ‘The Formula for Truly Progressive Judaism’ – each … Read More

Annual Memorial Services on Sunday 2 September 2018

18 April 2018 Liberal Judaism’s 2018 Annual Memorial services will take place on Sunday 2 September. They will be held at the following times: 11am at Edgwarebury Cemetery, led by Rabbi Aaron Goldstein 11am at The Liberal Jewish Cemetery, Pound Lane, led by Rabbi Alexandra Wright 11.30am at The Western … Read More

Join us for a historic swim in the river in Kolín

17 April 2018 On Sunday August 26, the Hana Greenfield Memorial Swim will take place in the Czech town of Kolín – in memory of one of its few Holocaust survivors. Hana learnt to swim in the river in Kolín as a child and would have swum alongside both her … Read More

Subsidised places and special track at LJ Biennial

16 April 2018 Each Liberal Judaism congregation will be able to send one new member to our movement’s flagship Biennial Weekend for a heavily subsidised price, to take part in a special track designed to develop relationships and our communities. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the NLPS Trust, one … Read More

Isaac has hair cut in first ever Liberal Upsherin

13 April 2018 A ceremony believed to be Liberal Judaism’s first ever Upsherin took place in Hereford with the support of the Herefordshire Jewish Community. Led by Rabbi Dr Robert Ash, friends and family of Alison and Marc Turner came together to cut the hair of their son Isaac for … Read More