Liberal Judaism to hold AGM during Biennial Weekend

4 June 2018 Liberal Judaism will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) during the movement’s Biennial Weekend. The AGM will take place at 2pm on Sunday 1 July 2018 at The St Johns Hotel, Solihull. It will include the election of officers to Liberal’s Judaism Board, the presentation of financial … Read More

Rabbi Gilad Kariv responds to conversion recommendations

4 June 2018 Rabbi Gilad Kariv, President and CEO of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) stated in response to the recommendations of the Nissim Committee on the Conversion issue: “In the recommendations on the issue of conversion there are both worrisome and encouraging aspects, and on … Read More

‘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

Liberal Judaism Biennial – one month to go!

30 May 2018 There is just one month to go until Liberal Judaism’s flagship event – the Biennial Weekend. Taking place from Friday June 29 until Sunday July 1, just outside of Birmingham, the Biennial promises to be a fantastic weekend of stimulating discussion, prayer and music. The theme for … 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

French Liberal Jews visit East London community

24 May 2018 East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) received a very special visit from 14 members of the French Liberal congregation Keren Or Lyon. After a warm welcome from Rabbi Richard Jacobi, in both French and English, a Shabbat service took place taken from the draft of Liberal … Read More