Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel inducted at Kingston

16 October 2017 Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel promised to bring his passion for Jewish tradition, interest in people and desire to teach and learn to Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS), as he was inducted as the community’s new rabbi. Dignitaries at the special service included the Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Rachael … Read More

[Video] Meet our concert performers – Thomas Carroll

12 October 2017 Each week we are profiling one of the performers at Liberal Judaism’s first ever fundraising concert, which will take place on the evening of Thursday November 23 at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood. After last week’s look at David Dolan, this week we are pleased … Read More

[Video] Meet our concert performers – David Dolan

5 October 2017 Liberal Judaism’s first ever fundraising concert will take place on the evening of Thursday November 23 at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood. Thomas Carroll (Cello), Abigail Dolan (Flute) and David Dolan (Piano) will present ‘Beyond Text: Interpretation as Meaning’ – an evening of classical improvisation … Read More

Rabbinic Conference responds to the shooting in Las Vegas

Las Vegas shooting vigil

In these days after Yom Kippur and before Sukkot, our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and communities of those who died and were injured in the shooting at a concert in Las Vegas on Sunday evening. We reach out to our colleague, Rabbi Malcolm Cohen, a graduate … Read More

Liberal Judaism statement on Las Vegas shooting

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2 October 2017 The day has started with tragic news from Las Vegas, where another shooting outrage has left at least 50 people dead and hundreds injured. Liberal Judaism is devastated by the loss of so many innocent people – their lives destroyed as they were enjoying a music festival … Read More

[Blog] Antisemitism must not come to define us

Rabbi Charley Baginsky 13 September 2017 The latest study from the Institute for Jewish Policy Research – with its headline statistic that more than a quarter of British people hold at least one antisemitic view – is already causing a stir. Antisemitism has preoccupied our British Jewish community for quite … Read More

LJY-Netzer members take on key community roles

11 September 2017 LJY-Netzer member Lauren Keiles has been elected as one of Liberal Judaism’s two Deputies to the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Lauren replaces Gabriel Webber, a former LJY-Netzer movement worker who resigned from the position to concentrate on his rabbinic training at Leo Baeck College. She … Read More

Liberal rabbi addresses Scottish Parliament

7 September 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Mark Solomon addressed the Scottish Parliament at the start of the new parliamentary term. Mark, in his capacity as rabbi for Sukkat Shalom: Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community, delivered the weekly Time for Reflection to MSPs. In his four minute address, Mark talked about celebrating … Read More

Renowned musicians to play fundraising concert

11 August 2017 A special fundraising concert to mark 115 years of Liberal Judaism will be held at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS), St John’s Wood, on November 23. It will feature renowned pianist
 David Dolan and his guests, critically acclaimed flautist Abigail Dolan (pictured above with David) and cellist … Read More

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein is new Rabbinic Conference chair

31 July 2017 Rabbi Aaron Goldstein is the new chair of Liberal Judaism’s Rabbinic Conference, after being unanimously voted into the role by his peers. Aaron succeeds previous co-chairs Rabbis Alexandra Wright and Richard Jacobi, and takes on the prestigious position once held by his father, and current Liberal Judaism … Read More