Join our Biennial Facebook page and get £20 off

11 January 2018 Tickets for Liberal Judaism’s Biennial Weekend 2018 are on sale now, and we are offering £20 off for every adult who signs up to the event page on Facebook. Simply click here to visit our Facebook event page, select that you are ‘attending’ and then email t.rich@liberaljudaism.org … Read More

More than 150 attend Liberal and Reform teacher training

11 January 2018 More than 150 heads, teachers and assistants attended a joint Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism training day, held at Leo Baeck College. Organised by Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Sandra Kviat and Reform Judaism’s Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, the day featured presenters from both movements and the College, as well … Read More

LJY-Netzer leader Lauren wins global student award

5 January 2017 LJY Netzer’s Lauren Keiles won the Emerging Jewish Leadership Award at the annual World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) ceremony. Lauren picked up the coveted prize at the event, which was held on the final day of the WUJS Congress. She also picked up the Interfaith Award … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich to take six month sabbatical from January

Rabbi Danny Rich

14 December 2017 In his 13th year as Liberal Judaism’s chief executive, Rabbi Danny Rich is taking his contractual rabbinic sabbatical. Danny, who is also Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, will be on sabbatical for six months starting from 1 January 2018. His duties will be split among relevant members of … Read More

Farewell events for Rabbi Shulamit

28 November 2017 Kehillah North London will be holding a special service and a farewell evening to say goodbye to Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu. Shulamit has served the congregation – which was formerly called North London Progressive Jewish Community – for the last 14 years. The Shabbat morning service will take … Read More

Happy birthday Peter – Essex life president turns 90!

25 October 2017 East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) held a special celebratory service to mark the 90th birthday of life president Peter Benscher. The service was led by Rabbi Richard Jacobi, Student Rabbi Daniela Touati and Rabbi Harry Jacobi, vice president of Liberal Judaism and a long-time friend … Read More

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