Join us for morning prayers on Monday (27 Feb)

17 February 2017 Liberal Judaism will hold its second monthly Monday morning services and Tuesday lunchtime study sessions for its staff, members and friends this Monday (27 Feb). The service will take place at 17 Lyonsdown Avenue, EN5 1DU due to the unexpected closure of the Montagu Centre after a … Read More

Talking sex at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

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29 December 2016 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) will host ‘Judaism and the Sex Question’, five sessions to liven up your winter Tuesday evenings. The sessions are open to all and will run every Tuesday night at 7.45pm, from 10 January until 7 February, 2017. Rabbi René Pfertzel said: “The … Read More

Influencing others: 60 years of Leo Baeck College

Rabbi Charles Wallach 11 November 2016 With the whole of Progressive Judaism using this week, and indeed this year, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Leo Baeck College (LBC), it perhaps is worth recalling aspects of the College – the Progressive Jewish education institute for training rabbis … Read More

How your religion school can enter the LAFTAs

4 October 2016 Every two years, at the Day of Celebration, Liberal Judaism’s religion schools take part in a short film competition. The LAFTAs (Liberal Academy for Film and Torah Awards), see our youth make films, of a few minutes long, on a Jewish topic. They are then judged on … Read More

Jewish schools: End of 50 per cent cap is a bad idea

Rabbi Danny Rich 16 September 2016 The Jewish Chronicle Leadership is sometimes about the difficulty between principle and practice, the balance between maintaining one’s pure values and the pragmatism of working with others to achieve the possible. The question of faith schools for the Liberal Jew may be such a scenario. … Read More

Sign up for pluralist Jewish adult learning course

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31 August 2016 The Lyons Learning Project and Liberal Judaism have teamed up to offer a new two-year Jewish adult learning course. The Melton Programme is one of the most important pluralist adult Jewish offerings in the world, with learning taking place in the heart of London. Students will have … Read More

How to be part of the Open Talmud Project

Rabbi Leah Jordan 19 July 2016 The Open Talmud Project (OTP) is now entering its seventh summer – and this year’s annual weekend is set to be bigger and better than ever. Founded in 2009, the Open Talmud Project is a growing cross-denominational, grassroots initiative for close encounter with Talmud … Read More

A community library for Peterborough

30 March 2016 Members of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community (PLJC) have set-up a library, allowing the congregation to borrow books on topics of interest. Secretary Janet Berkman, and her husband Graham, hosted a special Erev Shabbat during Jewish Book Week to launch the scheme. Members packed into Janet’s study, which … Read More

LJ’s senior rabbi at major teaching conference

22 February 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was one of the communal Jewish leaders running workshops at a major teaching conference today. Danny presented a session at the Board of Deputies of British Jews’ Conference on Teaching Judaism in Non-Jewish Schools. Others at the event included Chief … Read More