Northwood full for Balfour centenary event

7 November 2017 More than 150 people attended a special event to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS). Hosted by Arzenu UK (formerly Pro-Zion) and the Alliance of Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk it featured Matthew Gould, Britain’s former ambassador to Israel, in … Read More

Judge Rinder praises ‘heroic’ Progressive movements

2 November 2017 TV star and barrister Robert Rinder has heralded the ‘heroic’ achievements of Liberal and Reform Judaism on LGBTQI+ rights. Speaking at a Service of Celebration, at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, ITV’s Judge Rinder said that the Progressive movements had “paved the way for a new generation who … Read More

Join Judge Rinder at Service of Celebration this Sunday

A special afternoon of celebration and reflection will take place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood, this Sunday (29 October) to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial legalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. A Service of Celebration, led by Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis, will … Read More

Balfour centenary event to take place in Northwood

23 October 2017 Join Arzenu UK (formerly Pro-Zion) and the Alliance of Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue at 7pm on Monday October 30 for a celebration of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. The event will see two distinguished and celebrated speakers in conversation with … Read More

Blog: A window into the wonderful world of Kadimah

Robin Moss, Liberal Judaism Officer for Youth and Education 25 August 2017 I’ve just spent the weekend on Machaneh Kadimah, LJY-Netzer’s summer camp, now in its 70th year. Celebrating this special anniversary, this year’s Kadimah featured the largest gathering of young Liberal Jews in recent memory. While professionally, as Head … Read More

In Charlottesville, the Local Jewish Community Presses On

Alan Zimmerman 14 August 2017 www.reformjudaism.org At Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, VA, we are deeply grateful for the support and prayers of the broader Reform Jewish community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Heather Heyer and the two Virginia State Police officers, H. Jay Cullen and … Read More

Israel events to take place at Finchley Progressive

15 August 2017 Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) is hosting a series of events around key Israeli anniversaries in October and November to which all members of Liberal Judaism are invited. The first is a set of four evening talks, by eminent speakers, to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. … Read More

Celebrating 50 years of Bedfordshire Progressive

25 July 2017 Past and present members of Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue (BPS), travelling from as far away as Devon and Spain, came together to celebrate 50 years of the community. A special service was held at Clophill Village Hall, in Bedfordshire, to mark the golden jubilee and also welcome the … Read More

First batmitzvah for a generation in Preston

30 June 2017 Rachael Dable made another piece of Liberal Judaism history in the north of England, as she celebrated the first batmitzvah in Preston since the early 1980s. Rachael celebrated her big day in the presence of family, friends, members of the Lancashire & Cumbria Liberal Jewish Community and … Read More

A whole weekend of celebration as Kingston turns 50

7 May 2017 The congregation at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) held a whole weekend of activity to celebrate the community’s 50th anniversary. Festivities began with a Chavurah supper on Friday, followed by a Shabbat service with choir (pictured) on Saturday, and a service with a Holocaust survivor on Sunday. There … Read More