Better Know a Jewish Charity – Memorials Scrolls Trust

Ben Crowne 6 March 2018 Better Know a Jewish Charity The story of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, and the 1,500+ Czech torah scrolls (“sifrei torah” in Hebrew, singular “sefer torah”) they administer, is a really remarkable one which it is worth going into in some detail (1). Put in the … 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

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