Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner looks to the future

21 June 2018 Liberal Judaism has pledged to build an education department and develop its student and young adult programming . Speakers at this year’s Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner talked of the need to raise funds in order to invest in these much-needed projects. Held at the House of Lords, … Read More

Rabbi Charley Baginsky’s Patrons’ Dinner Speech

Rabbi Charley Baginsky 19 June 2018 Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner “I want to begin by thanking Robert for his incredible words tonight. His involvement in communal life and his journey to the commitment to making an impact on society is inspiring. I know too that he is in much demand … Read More

Kingston faith communities unite to sponsor refugees

19 June 2018 Members of Kingston Liberal Synagogue are working with other local faith communities to sponsor one or more refugee families as part of the Government’s ‘Community Sponsorship’ scheme. The group has registered with the Charity Commission as Kingston Community Refugee Sponsorship (KCRS) and will shortly be seeking Home … Read More

Israeli Progressive leaders to speak at Biennial Weekend

14 June 2018 The Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend will welcome four speakers from Israel, who all play key roles within Progressive Judaism in the country. The Israeli delegation will now include Reuven Marko (pictured above), who is chair of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) – Liberal … Read More

Liberal chair helps celebrate a decade of Gloucestershire community

13 June 2018 Several local mayors and dignitaries including Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher (pictured) helped to celebrate 10 years of Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC) at a special anniversary service. Led by Rabbi Anna Gerrard, almost the whole community attended the Shabbat service – which also honoured those who … Read More

NLPS Trust funding opportunity for your community

12 June 2018 The NLPS Trust for Progressive Judaism is holding its next meeting in September 2018. The Trust funds both large and small projects and welcomes applications from all Liberal Judaism congregations, including developing and affiliated communities. If you would like to apply for funding for a particular project, … Read More

The rabbi who went to Bali in order not to speak for a week

Rabbi Rebecca Birk 4 June 2018 The Jewish Chronicle Rabbi Rebecca Birk decided to try something different when she took a sabbatical. At the end of last year, as Chanukah finished, I travelled 7,747 miles not to talk. I attended a silent meditative retreat at the foot of a mountain. … Read More