Liberal Jews launch Mitzvah Day 2017 at Parliament

17 October 2017 A number of prominent members of Liberal Judaism took part in an intergenerational tea party with Holocaust survivors, MPs and Peers, held at the Houses of Parliament, to launch Mitzvah Day 2017. LJY-Netzer movement workers Ellie Lawson and Hannah Stephenson (pictured above with Holocaust survivor Eve Kugler) … Read More

Liberal Jews get muddy for Tu Bishvat mitzvah

13 February 2017 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue members, including Rabbi Aaron Goldstein, braved bitter sleet and wicked thorns for a special Mitzvah Day project on Tu Bishvat. The group helped support the Friends of Croxley Common Moor clearing scrub and tidying the common. A very muddy Aaron said: “It … Read More

LJY-Netzer – Top 5 Landmarks in 2016

28 December 2016 LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, has had another standout year – with its trademark mix of everything from campaigns and education to camps and events. Below, we pick out five key LJY-Netzer moments from 2016: 1. A new movement worker team In April, Hannah Stephenson … Read More

LJY-Netzer members volunteer to provide a FEAST

LJY-Netzer's Sam Alston volunteers at FEAST

12 December 2016 Members of Liberal Judaism’s youth movement, LJY-Netzer, joined FEAST to cook a three-course meal for residents of a homeless shelter. As a project for Mitzvah Day and International Volunteer Day, the group prepared the meal using surplus food donated by Sainsbury’s. LJY-Netzer movement worker Sam Alston, who … Read More

Liberal Jews win major volunteering awards

6 December 2016 Liberal Judaism communities and members have won a series of volunteering awards. Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe were named The Jewish News and Mitzvah Day’s Community Heroes for 2016, in a moving ceremony. Simon, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, was an ambassador for NHS Blood & Transplant, … Read More

Luciana Berger MP joins Mitzvah Day at the LJS

29 November 2016 Luciana Berger MP joined Rabbis Danny Rich, Alex Wright and René Pfertzel – as well as Reform and Orthodox Jews, and members of three other faiths – to wrap festive presents for refugees at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) on Mitzvah Day. Hundreds of books were brought … Read More

Liberal Judaism team kick off Mitzvah Day with care home visit

22 November 2016 Rabbis Danny Rich and Leah Jordan led a staff team from Liberal Judaism’s head office, the Montagu Centre, in our movement’s first Mitzvah Day of 2016. The team baked cakes and served tea to the older people, spending a lovely afternoon swapping stories at the Norton House … Read More

LJY-Netzer’s Anna helps launch Mitzvah Day at Parliament

1 November 2016 LJY-Netzer’s Anna Craven helped to launch Mitzvah Day 2016, the UK’s biggest faith-based day of social action, at an event in the Houses of Parliament. Anna spoke to 20 Parliamentarians, from all sides of the political spectrum, about Liberal Judaism, our youth movement and all the incredible … Read More

Interfaith award for Northwood & Pinner

Mitzvah Day Award for NPLS

26 November 2015 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) has won the Mitzvah Day Award for Interfaith Partnership of the Year. The trophy was presented to Rabbi Aaron Goldstein and volunteer Marsha Myers, by Mitzvah Day founder Laura Marks and interfaith chair Daniela Pears. It was given in recognition of … Read More

Liberal student chaplain stars on Songs of Praise

Rabbi Leah Jordan on Songs of Praise

11 November 2015 Rabbi Leah Jordan, Liberal Judaism’s student and young adult chaplain, starred on hit BBC show Songs of Praise, as part of a Mitzvah Day interfaith cooking event. The project brought together Jews and Christians to make food for the homeless, with all items donated to the overnight shelter at … Read More