Liberal Jews join The Queen’s birthday celebration

13 June 2016 Liberal Judaism members and communities around the UK joined in the 90th birthday celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen. Rabbi Alexandra Wright – the co-chair of Liberal Judaism’s Rabbinic Conference and rabbi at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue – wrote a special prayer for the occasion. Other communities … Read More

We will mark Royal Shabbat with joy and hope

Rabbi Danny Rich 10 June 2016 The Jewish News As a student of both the Bible and English history, I am not an instinctive advocate of hereditary leadership. In the priesthood of Israel and the monarchy of England, there are lessons as to why the succession of the children of … Read More

Keynote speakers announced for Liberal Judaism Biennial

7 June 2016   Award-winning writer and broadcaster Cole Moreton, Guardian journalist Jessica Elgot and Imam Sayed Ali Razawi will all take part in the Liberal Judaism Biennial Conference.   The Biennial, which takes place from July 1-3 at The St Johns Hotel in the Midlands, is the biggest Liberal … Read More

Nottingham interfaith kitchen celebrates anniversary

6 June 2016   Nottingham’s Salaam Shalom (SaSh) Kitchen celebrated its first anniversary last week, with the event covered by local TV.   The unique project – a collaboration between Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) and Muslim charity Himmah – provides a hot meal every Wednesday to around 100 people in … Read More

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