A prayer to mark the Shabbat following the Queen’s 90th birthday

by Rabbi Alexandra Wright 21 April 2016 Eternal God, whose dominion embraces the universe, we ask for Your blessing on our Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth, who this week celebrated her 90th birthday. We give thanks for the precious gift of years and health, for her unwavering duty and dedication with … Read More

The advance of Progressive Judaism

Simon Benscher 20 April 2016 Life at Liberal Judaism is never boring, and can be full of interesting surprises. From the precise moment I made the mistake of publicly declaring that our movement’s previous chair, Lucian J Hudson, had possibly overstated the time and commitment required for the role, it … Read More

Celebrating 90 years of our global movement

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 20 April 2016 Researching for a session I was to present at this weekend’s excellent Biennial Conference of the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) in London, I became increasingly aware that it was the founders of our Liberal movement that played the key role in … Read More

Record numbers attend EUPJ Biennial Conference

18 April 2016 A record number of delegates took part in the 2016 European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) Biennial Conference. Held in London from April 14-17, the event was attended by more than 350 people from 29 countries, including 86 rabbis and student rabbis. The conference was an opportunity … Read More

A weekend of celebration at Woodford

12 April 2016 Three rabbis, two Christian clergy and a police officer were among 100 people celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodford Liberal Synagogue’s building on Sunday. Woodford’s Rabbi Richard Jacobi put together a special civic service, which contained some of the community’s favourite prayers from the last half century. … Read More

Join LJY-Netzer’s second night Seder

10 April 2016 Liberal Judaism’s youth movement LJY-Netzer will be hosting a second night Seder on Saturday April 23 – and all young Jews are invited. Taking place from 6pm, close to Willesden Green Station, everyone is asked to bring a veggie dish to share. Participants will get to delve … Read More

The history of the LJ Quiz

4 April 2016 It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Liberal Jewish calendar – where communities from all over the country battle it out in a test of knowledge. The 2017 Liberal Judaism Annual Inter Synagogue Quiz will take place on at Southgate Progressive Synagogue. Full details, … Read More

Hear Anat Hoffman speak on the Kotel

30 March 2016 New Israel Fund, Liberal Judaism & the Movement for Reform Judaism Anat Hoffman, the executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center and founding member of Women of the Wall, will be part of a unique event for young Jews in the UK. ‘Deal Deal or No … Read More

Jean honoured for lifetime of service in Birmingham

Joe Seager 22 March 2016 Picture by Peter Noons A special kiddush was held at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) to honour member Jean Bonner for her many years of outstanding service. The community made Jean the guest of honour over Shabbat, with warm tributes paid to her by prominent BPS … Read More