Friday July 1: Join our pre-Pride Shabbat Celebration

Pride Shabbat Celebration

Liberal Judaism is delighted to host a pre-Pride Celebration at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue on the evening of Friday 1 July. This very special night of celebration will include readings, poetry, music, and lots of singing. The special guests for the event will be Pink Singers, the longest-running LGBTQI+ choir … Read More

Join our Community Briefing with KeshetUK

Ban conversion therapy

Liberal Judaism’s Community Briefings are back for 2022 – starting on Thursday 20 January. We will be joined by Dalia Fleming, Executive Director of KeshetUK, who will talk to us about about the current Government consultation on banning ‘conversion therapy’ practices. KeshetUK has put together some support and guidance on … Read More

Join Pride Shabbat at ELELS on Friday 11 February

Aliz Pride Shabbat at ELELS

AN LGBTQI+ Pride Shabbat will take place at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) on Friday 11 February. A Shabbat service, open to all, will be led by Rabbi Richard Jacobi and followed by a communal meal. The event is being co-hosted with the Aliz group – which was … Read More

European Progressive Jews unite for Pride Shabbat

EUPJ Pride Shabbat

By Rabbi René Pfertzel Kingston Liberal Synagogue and Co-Chair of the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors Last Shabbat (Saturday 3 July) saw more than 100 Progressive Jews, from all over Europe, mark Pride Month under the auspices of the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ). It started with a … Read More

Ritual Reconstructed Revisited – the Chanukah edition

Liberal Judaism is delighted to invite you to take part in an online interdisciplinary symposium which builds and expands upon the successful project Ritual Reconstructed: challenges to disconnection, division and exclusion in the Jewish LGBTQI+ community. Ritual Reconstructed ran between 2014-16 (pictured) with intermittent ‘pop-up’ events in the years since. … Read More

Join the Jewish LGBT+ Group’s World AIDS Day service

World AIDS Day service

Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Mark Solomon and Rabbi Anna Posner will lead a special Kabbalat Shabbat service this Friday night (December 4) at 7pm to mark World AIDS Day 2020. Hosted by the Jewish LGBT+ Group and Beit Klal Yisrael, it is a chance for communities and individuals to come together … Read More

Statement on reforming the Gender Recognition Act

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23 September 2020 By Rabbi Charley Baginsky In failing to introduce meaningful reforms to the Gender Recognition Act, the Government is not only ignoring the wishes of trans and non-binary people but also the overwhelming majority of those who responded to the Government’s own consultation supporting self-identification. Liberal Judaism will … Read More

Statement on the Gender Recognition Act and trans rights

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17 June 2020 In 2018, Liberal Judaism urged its members to participate in the consultation for reforms of the Gender Recognition Act to ensure vital new rights for trans (including non-binary) and intersex people. This would including simplifying the process of changing one’s legal gender and extending that right to … Read More

Help us showcase those advancing LGBTQI+ equality

LGBT History Month

3 February 2020 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) during LGBT History Month to showcase all those who are advancing LGBTQI+ equality in our communities. The JLC are looking to profile and celebrate people who have done their bit to make our congregations more welcoming … Read More

Volunteering award for Rainbow Pilgrims team

Rainbow Pilgrims JVN Award win

7 January 2020 The Rainbow Pilgrims team were named as Liberal Judaism’s Volunteer Team of the Year at the JVN Celebration of Volunteering Awards event. They were also selected from 42 potential nominees as one of three finalists for JVN’s overall Outstanding Volunteer Team of the Year Award, with a film shown … Read More