Seder for 100 as LJY-Netzer celebrates Pesach at Machaneh Aviv

10 April 2018 LJY-Netzer Machaneh Aviv spring camp was even more special than ever this year, with a last night Seder for more than 100 young people. Seeing out Passover in style, the Seder featured cultural contributions and traditions from all around the world ranging from Gibraltan charoset to the … Read More

Liberal leaders contribute to René Cassin parashiot project

23 March 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis and officers have contributed to a unique project offering communities a human rights commentary on each weekly Torah parasha. Put together by René Cassin – the human rights NGO that draws on Jewish experiences and values – the free resource offers 54 thoughts written … 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

Join us to taste vodka and find out its secret Jewish history

28 February 2018 Liberal Judaism’s special Montagu Nights series of events continues with The Secret Jewish History of Vodka. Taking place at the Montagu Centre, London, from 7pm on Wednesday 21 March, the evening will be hosted by Richard Verber, the Head of External Affairs at World Jewish Relief. You … Read More

Four communities unite for unique Kabbalat Torah trip

31 January 2018 Twenty seven young people, three rabbis, two LJY-Netzer movement workers and a community worker – representing four different Liberal communities – visited three parts of the Midlands over one weekend. The Kabbalat Torah students from Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, Finchley Progressive Synagogue and … Read More

Join our Rainbow Pilgrims events during LGBT History Month

30 January 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism are invited to attend two special Rainbow Pilgrims events during LGBT History Month 2018. Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain is a ground-breaking oral history and archive project exploring the hidden history of LGBTQI+ migrant and travelling communities … Read More

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

LJY-Netzer members choose powerful theme at Veidah

4 January 2018 Members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, have vowed to spend the next year exploring the traditions and cultures of non-white Jews. At their annual Veidah decision making event, the youth group’s older members chose ‘Minorities within Minorities’ as their Theme of the Year. Movement … Read More

Join our January teacher training course

11 December 2017 The next Liberal Judaism teacher training course, held in conjunction with Reform Judaism, will take place on 7 January from 10am to 4pm at Leo Baeck College in Finchley. It will include an exciting mix of topics for everyone, from the veteran teacher to the new assistant, … Read More