LJY-Netzer – Top 5 Landmarks in 2016

28 December 2016 LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, has had another standout year – with its trademark mix of everything from campaigns and education to camps and events. Below, we pick out five key LJY-Netzer moments from 2016: 1. A new movement worker team In April, Hannah Stephenson … Read More

Interfaith guests help celebrate 25 years of Peterborough

13 December 2016 Guests from all of the region’s faith groups helped Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community (PLJC) celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday. Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, led a specially tailored service – explaining the origin and significance of the various aspects of Shabbat. It was followed … Read More

Reading welcomes Rabbi Miri Lawrence-Cohen

13 December 2016 Reading Liberal Jewish Community (RLJC) is set for a bright future with the appointment of a new rabbi and the re-opening of its cheder. Rabbi Miri Lawrence-Cohen will lead the first Shabbat morning service of every month. She has been a frequent visitor to the community over … Read More

Liberal Jews win major volunteering awards

6 December 2016 Liberal Judaism communities and members have won a series of volunteering awards. Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe were named The Jewish News and Mitzvah Day’s Community Heroes for 2016, in a moving ceremony. Simon, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, was an ambassador for NHS Blood & Transplant, … Read More

Liberal Judaism team kick off Mitzvah Day with care home visit

22 November 2016 Rabbis Danny Rich and Leah Jordan led a staff team from Liberal Judaism’s head office, the Montagu Centre, in our movement’s first Mitzvah Day of 2016. The team baked cakes and served tea to the older people, spending a lovely afternoon swapping stories at the Norton House … Read More

A response to the election of Donald Trump

Rabbi Alexandra Wright

By Rabbi Alexandra Wright Co-Chair of Liberal Judaism’s Rabbinic Conference This week is a week of sombre anniversaries: Kristallnacht – the Pogrom of 9 November 1938 when Nazi hoards across cities and towns in Germany and Austria desecrated, looted and burned over 1,200 synagogues, Jewish shops, businesses and homes, when … Read More

Leo Baeck College celebrates 60 years of training Europe’s rabbis

8 November 2016 More than 200 people, including 43 rabbis and student rabbis spanning six decades, attended the 60th Anniversary Service of Celebration for the Leo Baeck College this weekend. Leo Baeck College is a preeminent institution of Jewish scholarship and learning, based in Finchley, Barnet, that is the heart … Read More

Rabbis welcomed at South Bucks and York

20 September 2016 Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten have been welcomed at South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) and York Liberal Jewish Community (YLC). South Bucks inducted Charley in a moving Shabbat service on Saturday, which was attended by dignitaries including Cheryl Gillan, MP for Chesham and Amersham, and … Read More