Liberal Judaism volunteering journeys

1 June 2017 Updated 6 June 2017 This week is Volunteers’ Week, the annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Liberal Judaism, and its youth movement LJY-Netzer, are proud of all our volunteers and the fantastic work they do within, and outside of, our … Read More

Statement on London Bridge Attacks

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On Saturday night many people across the world went to sleep with their phones and computers glued to their sides, thinking about loved ones caught up in the terrorist attacks in London. We know that, for many people, it seems we have entered a new reality and, for others, that … Read More

Senior Labour figures fear party’s Jewish vote may have collapsed

Harriet Sherwood 3 June 2017 The Guardian Suspension of Ken Livingstone for allegedly antisemitic remarks and perception of failure to root out racism leads to ‘certain amount of stick on the doorstep’ After a year of torrid headlines and the suspension of Ken Livingstone over allegedly antisemitic remarks, senior Labour … Read More

Day of Celebration is just two weeks away

<strong>29 May 2017<strong> There is just a fortnight to go until the Day of Celebration, our movement’s flagship event of 2017, which this year has the theme ‘Is Liberal Judaism Political Judaism?’ For the first time ever we will be having a whole weekend of celebration, starting off on Friday … Read More

Landmark Kotel service at WUPJ Conference

19 May 2017 British Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis and members took part in a landmark service at the Kotel – which included a Torah reading with all genders participating. The senior rabbis of both movements, Rabbis Danny Rich and Laura Janner-Klausner, carried the scrolls during the service (pictured), which … Read More

Liberal rabbi walks 103km in memory of congregant

3 May 2017 Rabbi Yuval Keren, of Southgate Progressive Synagogue, walked 103km and raised more than £2,000 in honour of congregant Simon Cooper. Simon died in July 2016, aged 33, developing lung cancer after a lifetime battling cystic fibrosis. Throughout his life, Simon never let his illness hold him back. … Read More

Liberal Jews rank highly in Thirty Under 30 poll

27 April 2017 Three Liberal Jews have been named as among the most important young people in Anglo-Jewry, as part of the Jewish News’ and Jewish Leadership Council’s Thirty Under 30 countdown. Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten came ninth in the prestigious list, which attracted hundreds of nominations. Deborah is a … Read More

Full and fun youth programme planned for Day of Celebration

Sam Alston, LJY-Netzer movement worker 25 April 2017 LJY-Netzer is very excited to once again be running the youth programme for the Day of Celebration with a crèche for under 5s, a full programme for those in school year 1 and above and a teen track. As the youth movement … Read More