LJ president at Archbishop’s interfaith reception

28 May 2016   Liberal Judaism president Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein represented the movement at The Archbishop of Canterbury’s interfaith reception last week.   Held in the gardens of Lambeth Palace, it was attended by representatives of all branches of Judaism, including Orthodox Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, and many other … Read More

Supporting good mental health in South London

27 May 2016   Last Shabbat saw a series of special events and services at South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.   The Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday used special liturgy compiled by Rabbi Janet Darley, minister at SLLS, on the theme of mental health. … Read More

Twilight People Coventry tour extended

Original article on 28 April 2016 Updated on 26 May 2016 The Twilight People exhibition at the Pod Collective, Coventry, has been extended and a special ‘Meet the Makers’ event added. The groundbreaking exhibition, exploring stories of faith and gender beyond the binary, will now run until Friday June 24. An Audience Event, celebrating … Read More

Nominate someone special for a Chair’s Award

19 May 2016 Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher is seeking nominations for the Liberal Judaism Chair’s Awards – which are presented to members who have served the movement at either a national or local level. The deadline for nominations is May 31 and the nominee should have served Liberal Judaism … Read More

Ground-breaking gathering coming to Birmingham

Joe Seager 16 May 2016 It’s time to book your tickets for an exciting new Jewish ‘Meeting of Minds’ extravaganza in Birmingham. Limmud Birmingham WM takes place on Sunday July 10, 2016, and will once again offer delegates a wonderful chance to enjoy all the wonders of Jewish culture and … Read More

Join South London for Rabbi Janet’s farewell

13 May 2016 Members at South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) are planning two events to say goodbye to Rabbi Janet Darley, who is retiring this summer after seven years serving the community. The first event is a family Shabbat service on June 18, the last day of Gesher, where the … Read More

Celebrating 70 years of Liberal Judaism in Ireland

11 May 2016   Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation (DJPC) celebrated its 70th anniversary with a sold-out gala dinner and jam-packed weekend of services and events, attended by VIPS representing all of Ireland’s faiths.   Dignitaries included Most Rev Dr Diarmuid Martin, the Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland (Roman … Read More

[Sermon] 70th anniversary service of DJPC

Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh 7 May 2016 You shall be holy . . .   Just under a month ago, the European Union for Progressive Judaism held its biennial conference in London for the first time. In the company of over 80 rabbis and rabbinic students, representatives from across the … Read More

Sir Keir Starmer MP visits LJ for assisted dying meeting

6 May 2016 Sir Keir Starmer MP visited Liberal Judaism’s head office, the Montagu Centre, to take part in an interfaith meeting on assisted dying. Keir who represents the constituency of Holborn and St Pancras – in which the Montagu Centre is based – met a number of faith leaders … Read More

Liberal youth join March of the Living

21 April 2016 Five young Liberal Jews joined 11,000 people from around the world taking part in this year’s March of the Living. The March of the Living is an annual educational program, which brings students from all over the globe to Poland, in order to study the history of … Read More