Find out more about Progressive life in Israel

5 March 2018 Liberal Judaism is part of a special online initiative that will see speakers from varied fields and institutions sharing perspectives and stories about Progressive life in Israel. ‘Israel at 70: Conversations on Progressive Israel’ will see a series of sessions taking place each Wednesday at 7.30pm via … Read More

A word from our keynote speaker Rabbi Danny Freedlander

Rabbi Danny Freedlander May 2017 World Union of Progressive Judaism Conference “From the beginning, Judaism has evolved. From the Judaism of Abraham and Sarah to the Judaism of Moses and Miriam. From the heritage of the wilderness to the future of the Promised Land. From the priestly cult of the … Read More

The Jewish parents cutting out the bris

Stephen Oryszczuk 28 February 2018 Jewish News A movement called a ‘brit shalom’ is gaining ground with parents in the UK who don’t like the idea of circumcising their newborn boy. We hear the pros and cons. British rabbis this week began to address a new Jewish ceremony originating in … Read More

Join our summer Birthright Israel Progressive trip

26 February 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism have teamed up to host a Birthright Israel Progressive trip this summer. Taking place from 28 August – 6 September, the trip is a gift from Taglit Birthright and is FREE for all 19-26 year-olds who have not been on an organised … Read More

Torah and togetherness – a gender-neutral bnei mitzvah

Miriam Taylor Thorpe 21 February 2018 The Jewish Chronicle We live in Otterburn, Northumberland and the [gender-neutral] bnei mitzvah took place at York Liberal Jewish Community, at the Quaker Meeting House. It was such a big day, not just for us but also for our community. When Esther read the … Read More

As a young Jewish woman, I want my voice heard

Lauren Keiles 14 February 2018 The Jewish News As a young, Jewish, women, with a deep passion to take an active part in our vibrant Jewish community, having the opportunity to become a Deputy for Liberal Judaism was something I was extremely eager to take on. Being a cheder teacher … Read More

[Blog] Our new siddur strikes a blow for inclusivity

Liberal Judaism Siddur morning service

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 15 February 2018 The Jewish News Liberal Judaism has created a new siddur, with a draft morning service already piloted in some congregations. A question being asked of me, and my co-editor Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, is ‘why’? The answer is that Liberal Judaism has published a … Read More