Join us for Shabbat Resouled’s 10th birthday

15 February 2017 Liberal Judaism members and friends are invited to Shabbat Resouled’s 10th birthday party on the third Friday of April at Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS). The band was formed in 2007 with the combined talents of Dean Staker and Rabbi Neil Janes, along with a bunch of the … Read More

Liberal Jews get muddy for Tu Bishvat mitzvah

13 February 2017 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue members, including Rabbi Aaron Goldstein, braved bitter sleet and wicked thorns for a special Mitzvah Day project on Tu Bishvat. The group helped support the Friends of Croxley Common Moor clearing scrub and tidying the common. A very muddy Aaron said: “It … Read More

Last day of Chanukah is last day for Woodford

3 January 2017 Woodford Liberal Synagogue held its final service, on the last day of Chanukah. The special inclusive service – which is welcoming of all and caters for many forms of disability – marked the last for the community, which has now united with Bet Tikvah to form the … Read More

Chanukkah at Christmas time in 2016

23 December 2016 While much of the country is preparing for Christmas this Saturday evening, Jews will be declaring ‘Goodbye to Shabbat –the Sabbath- and Welcome Chanukkah!’ Chanukkah is an eight day Jewish festival which falls somewhere between mid-November and late December – and this year its beginning coincides with … Read More

Chanukah begins with intergenerational party at NPLS

16 December 2016 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) held an inter-generational Chanukah lunch, with older members of the community entertained by the choir of Clore Shalom school and NPLS’ own Singing for the Soul group. As well as food and a choir performance, the afternoon also saw the schoolchildren … Read More

Shadow business secretary attends Norwich Sukkot

26 October 2016 Clive Lewis MP joined Norwich Liberal Jewish Community for Sukkot. The shadow business secretary visited the Norwich Sukkah over Shabbat, taking part in an open interfaith service led by Rabbi Leah Jordan (pictured). Community chair Annie Henriques said: “We were delighted to welcome about a hundred people … Read More

Ten-year-old shofar blower answers Elstree shul’s SOS

21 October 2016 The Jewish Chronicle When The Liberal Synagogue Elstree’s regular shofar blower was unavailable, Rabbi Pete Tobias asked: “Is there a blower in the house? Everyone shook their heads and I thought we were in trouble.” But 10-year-old Tia Boulton stepped into the breach, having been volunteered by … Read More

[Radio] Aaron tackles topics from Trump to Sukkot in BBC interview

17 October 2016 Rabbi Aaron Goldstein spoke about a myriad of issues as he reviewed the papers on BBC Three Counties Radio. Aaron, who is rabbi at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, discussed topics including Donald Trump, unaccompanied child refugees, Bob Dylan and the use of religious language in secular … Read More

[Sermon] Words and Deeds, Yom Kippur

12 October 2016 Rabbi Richard Jacobi For those who missed it, last night I talked about our inner selves, about our thought and feelings, about our emotions, prejudices and fears, and about how mental health and well being need our focus and our commitment. I ended by suggesting that the … Read More