Israeli Progressive leaders to speak at Biennial Weekend

14 June 2018 The Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend will welcome four speakers from Israel, who all play key roles within Progressive Judaism in the country. The Israeli delegation will now include Reuven Marko (pictured above), who is chair of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) – Liberal … Read More

Liberal rabbi is new chair of European Rabbinic Assembly

31 May 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel is the new chair of the European Union for Progressive Judaism Rabbinic Assembly (ERA). René, a French-born rabbi who serves Kingston Liberal Synagogue, was voted into the position when more than 40 ministers from across the continent came together for the … Read More

French Liberal Jews visit East London community

24 May 2018 East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) received a very special visit from 14 members of the French Liberal congregation Keren Or Lyon. After a warm welcome from Rabbi Richard Jacobi, in both French and English, a Shabbat service took place taken from the draft of Liberal … Read More

Liberal Judaism congratulates first Orthodox female rabbi

10 May 2018 Liberal Judaism has sent its congratulations to Dina Brawer, who has become Britain’s first female Orthodox rabbi after attaining her semicha (religious ordination). She studied at Yeshivat Maharat in New York for four years and received her semicha certificate from Rabbi Dr Sperber (pictured) this week in … Read More

Liberal Jews invited to take part in EU antisemitism survey

9 May 2018 Liberal Judaism members are invited to take part in a major pan-European survey of Jewish people’s perceptions and experiences of antisemitism. The study has been commissioned by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and will be carried out by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research … Read More

Liberal Judaism partners with Board of Deputies for JLE

19 April 2018 Hundreds of Cumbrian schoolchildren and members of the public will be learning about the Jewish way of life this month following the launch of the Jewish Living Experience (JLE) in Carlisle. Children from all over the region will attend the JLE, in which Liberal Judaism are partnering … Read More

Seder for 100 as LJY-Netzer celebrates Pesach at Machaneh Aviv

10 April 2018 LJY-Netzer Machaneh Aviv spring camp was even more special than ever this year, with a last night Seder for more than 100 young people. Seeing out Passover in style, the Seder featured cultural contributions and traditions from all around the world ranging from Gibraltan charoset to the … Read More

Liberal Judaism: This is Corbyn’s last chance saloon

27 March 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism, led by Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher, gathered in Parliament Square in Westminster yesterday evening to join other members of the Jewish community in calling on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to face up and tackle the antisemitism within his party. Our movement also … Read More

Liberal leaders contribute to René Cassin parashiot project

23 March 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis and officers have contributed to a unique project offering communities a human rights commentary on each weekly Torah parasha. Put together by René Cassin – the human rights NGO that draws on Jewish experiences and values – the free resource offers 54 thoughts written … Read More

Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel meets school Torah Team

7 March 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel paid a special visit to Mosaic Jewish Primary School, a thriving cross-communal school in South London. René, who is rabbi at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS), was a guest of acting head Nerissa Bear and Judy Thwaites, an associate governor, founding steering … Read More