Biennial Book Club: The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

24 May 2018 Liberal Judaism will launch the first ever Biennial Book Club, as one of the evening activity sessions on offer at our movement’s flagship event of 2018. Led by Kingston Liberal Synagogue member and cheder teacher Sandra Webber, the book club will read and discuss The Periodic Table … Read More

Bringing Holocaust education into primary schools

21 May 2018 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) has teamed up with The National Holocaust Centre and Museum to bring the Centre’s education programme for 9-11 year olds into schools for the first time. The ‘Journey Exhibition’ is part of an immersive programme at the Centre, which is based … Read More

Barbara Winton to deliver refugee session at Biennial Weekend

17 May 2018 Barbara Winton will speak about how we can build on her father’s legacy at Liberal Judaism’s Biennial Weekend, via a live Skype link from Athens where she will be visiting a refugee camp. Barbara is the daughter and biographer of the late Sir Nicholas Winton (1909-2015), who … Read More

Join us for a historic swim in the river in Kolín

17 April 2018 On Sunday August 26, the Hana Greenfield Memorial Swim will take place in the Czech town of Kolín – in memory of one of its few Holocaust survivors. Hana learnt to swim in the river in Kolín as a child and would have swum alongside both her … Read More

Ruth reads from the Torah for the first time… aged 96

21 August 2017 Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) member and Holocaust survivor Ruth Shire read from the Torah for the first time, at the age of 96, in front of a packed BPS sanctuary. In a moving D’var Torah, in front of a packed synagogue, Ruth explained how she had not … Read More

Mayor of Kolín joins Northwood for Memorial Shabbat

24 April 2017 People from around the world took part in a Memorial Shabbat at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) to remember the Jews murdered in the Holocaust from the towns where the congregation’s Czech and Slovak Torah scrolls originated. An annual event, this year’s service focussed on Kolín, … Read More

Statement on the outcome of Ken Livingstone hearing

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Simon Benscher, Chair of the Board of National Officers 5 April 2017 It is clearly offensive to invoke Hitler’s name in this context or to equate Zionism with Nazism. It is not only illegitimate, it is dangerous because it legitimises attacks on Jews. We acknowledge that there will be a … Read More

Commemorating the Kindertransport in Parliament

30 January 2017 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, helped to rededicate a plaque commemorating the Kindertransport in the Houses of Parliament. Danny joined Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, Lord Alf Dubs and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, … Read More