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

Liberal youth join March of the Living

21 April 2016 Five young Liberal Jews joined 11,000 people from around the world taking part in this year’s March of the Living. The March of the Living is an annual educational program, which brings students from all over the globe to Poland, in order to study the history of … Read More

Yvette Cooper joins Rabbi Harry Jacobi in refugee call

21 April 2016 Rabbi Harry Jacobi has given testimony to the House of Commons about his refugee journey to the UK, escaping Nazi persecution in May 1940, in order to help politicians understand the experience of today’s young refugees. Harry spoke powerfully alongside former Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, Lord … Read More

Nottingham Liberal’s Czech mates

Nottingham Liberal Synagogue in the Czech Republic

25 November 2015 Twenty-five members of Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS), including Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich, hit the headlines in the Czech Republic after visiting the town that their synagogue is linked to via a Torah scroll. Taking their 10th group trip to the country, the community were based in the small Moravian … Read More