[Sermon] Shelach Lecha 5776 – Brexit

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein 25 June 2016 Bnot Mitzvah – Joelle and Taylor Langer Demonstrating a deft skill for political irony and poetic justice, the Israelite people who spurned 40 days worth of expert evidence that the Promised Land was good and plentiful1 were punished with 40 years bemidbar, in the … Read More

[Sermon] Fear eats the soul

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 25 June 2016   For the past few months, Britain has been caught up in the EU referendum campaign. During the debate, campaigners on both sides stirred up our deepest fears: on the ‘Leave’ side, the fear of a continuing and unstoppable tide of migrants from … Read More

Liberal Judaism Annual Memorial Services 2016

Edgwarebury Cemetery                                   25 September 2016, 11:00               Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith The Western Cemetery, Cheshunt                  25 September 2016, 12:00   … Read More

Brexit: Now we must avoid narrow nationalism

Rabbi Danny Rich 24 June 2016 The Jewish Chronicle   Whether you were a Brexiter or part of the large minority who voted Remain, you participated in an historic moment – certainly in the story of the United Kingdom, and possibly of greater significance for the future structure of Europe. … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich responds to Brexit vote

24 June 2016   ‘The British public has spoken’ but, bearing in mind this has been written at six o’clock in the morning, the United Kingdom is now set to leave the European Union by a margin of some 4% following a referendum in which 72% of the eligible electorate … Read More

Biennial – the LJY-Netzer perspective

Hannah Stephenson 23 June 2016   As the new Movement Worker for LJY-Netzer, I am very excited to be attending the Biennial Conference 2016. I have never been on a Biennial before, so I am eager to see how it runs and help create a meaningful time for the people … Read More

LJ Rabbinic Conference goes on the road

18 June 2016   Liberal Judaism’s Rabbinic Conference – the monthly meeting where LJ’s rabbis discuss pressing issues, learn from each other and provide collegiate support – is now being held around the UK.   The first meeting in this new initiative took place at Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue … Read More

[Sermon] It’s all about trust

Rabbi Pete Tobias 18 May 2016 This past week I have been feeling particularly anxious. It’s a common feature of my life; according to my therapist it has to do with issues of trust and confidence. When it gets particularly bad, as it has done in these past few days, … Read More