Leo Baeck College celebrates 60 years of training Europe’s rabbis

8 November 2016 More than 200 people, including 43 rabbis and student rabbis spanning six decades, attended the 60th Anniversary Service of Celebration for the Leo Baeck College this weekend. Leo Baeck College is a preeminent institution of Jewish scholarship and learning, based in Finchley, Barnet, that is the heart … Read More

Civic leaders to attend York interfaith event

5 November 2016 York Liberal Jewish Community (YLJC) will hold an interfaith service on Saturday November 19, as part of National Interfaith Week. The service will be led by Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten and include a Torah reading from an ‘orphan scroll’, which was rescued from the Holocaust by Prague’s … Read More

LJY-Netzer’s Anna helps launch Mitzvah Day at Parliament

1 November 2016 LJY-Netzer’s Anna Craven helped to launch Mitzvah Day 2016, the UK’s biggest faith-based day of social action, at an event in the Houses of Parliament. Anna spoke to 20 Parliamentarians, from all sides of the political spectrum, about Liberal Judaism, our youth movement and all the incredible … Read More

Liberal rabbi leads Orlando memorial at PinkNews Awards

30 October 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel joined with a Bishop and an Imam at The PinkNews Awards to lead a memorial to those killed in the Orlando massacre. At the start of the Awards Dinner, a vigil was held in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist … Read More

Liberals take action as Calais camp closes

25 October 2016 Liberal Jewish rabbis and members were part of a number of important Citizens UK actions for refugees over Sukkot. Liberal Jews, working alongside those of all and no faith, were seeking to ensure that unaccompanied children would continue to arrive from France, despite the clearance of the … Read More

Find out more about Syria at South London event

21 October 2016 On Thursday November 24, from 7.30pm, South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) will be hosting an event titled ‘Syria: how did we get to where we are and where next?’ The evening will be hosted by Shashank Joshi, who will give a talk on the situation in the … Read More

Woodford to host inclusive Shabbat service

Woodford Liberal Synagogue is to host another in its successful series of inclusive Shabbat services. Taking place this Saturday in the East London community, the Shabbat Shelanu service is designed to be accessible and sensitive for a variety of needs and welcoming to all. It celebrates Shabbat through music, multisensory experiences and … Read More

Liberal Jews and Muslims stand together in Durham

18 October 2016 Members of Durham’s Jewish and Muslim communities came together to support police as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Hundreds of pledges were signed by members of the public, of all ages, promising to tackle and prevent hate crimes. Have Fleming, spokesperson for the Durham and … Read More

Hear an orchestra like no other in Finchley

16 October 2016 As part of In Conversation, a series of monthly family-friendly Havdalah evenings, on December 10, Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) will present a unique programme featuring the Symphonova Orchestra and its conductor and inventor Shelley Katz. Led by Rabbi Rebecca Birk, the evening will combine a Havdalah service … Read More

The LJS to host UK’s first ever Bollywood Klezmer event

10 October 2016 Multicultural musical event Bollywood Klezmer will be held in the UK for the first time, when it comes to The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood, on Saturday November 19. The musical features a selection of Bollywood film songs fused with the Jewish Klezmer music of Central … Read More