‘Stronger’ Leo Baeck maintaining its supply of rabbis

Simon Rocker 1 July 2018 The Jewish Chronicle Students at the Progressive academy are making an impact in the UK and beyond. Leo Baeck College is “stronger than ever”, its new chairman Jill Todd told guests at its annual dinner. Since the Progressive rabbinic academy opened in 1956, more than … Read More

Leo Baeck College announces new student rabbi intake

29 May 2018 Leo Baeck College (LBC) has announced its latest intake of Progressive Judaism student rabbis, which will include the first Polish-born Jew to study for the Progressive rabbinate since the fall of communism in Poland and a former LJY-Netzer leader. Two students will start on LBC’s acclaimed five-year … Read More

Eight reasons to attend the Liberal Judaism Biennial

3 May 2018 The Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend is now just eight weeks away. Our movement’s flagship event takes place from Friday June 29 – Sunday July 1 at the St Johns Hotel, just outside of Birmingham, and promises something for everyone. Tickets are available by clicking here, and if … Read More

Order your Rabbi Lionel Blue memorial magazine

Rabbi Lionel Blue, picture by Ajamu

European Judaism, the journal of Leo Baeck College, will be publishing a memorial issue for Rabbi Lionel Blue z’l in spring 2018. It will contain tributes and memories from around 40 contributors, including those Lionel taught, influenced and encountered – on all of whom he had a profound impact. The … Read More

Student rabbis bring their bears to support Children In Need

14 November 2017 Student rabbis at Leo Baeck College got into the Children In Need spirit by bringing their favourite teddy bears to services and classes to raise funds for the charity. The College’s annual Leo Bear Day began with a special morning service, organised by Student Rabbi Nathan ‘Bearmeister’ … Read More

Judge Rinder praises ‘heroic’ Progressive movements

2 November 2017 TV star and barrister Robert Rinder has heralded the ‘heroic’ achievements of Liberal and Reform Judaism on LGBTQI+ rights. Speaking at a Service of Celebration, at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, ITV’s Judge Rinder said that the Progressive movements had “paved the way for a new generation who … Read More

Join Judge Rinder at Service of Celebration this Sunday

A special afternoon of celebration and reflection will take place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood, this Sunday (29 October) to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial legalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. A Service of Celebration, led by Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis, will … Read More

First Shabbat for new LJS student rabbi this weekend

11 October 2017 Student Rabbi Igor Zinkov will spend his first Shabbat as The Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s rabbinic intern this Friday and Saturday. Igor, who is a fourth year rabbinic student at Leo Baeck College, will be working at the LJS until June 2018. Originally from Chelyabinsk, Russia, Igor achieved … Read More