Read the full Day of Celebration programme

19 April 2017 The full thought-provoking, and action-inducing, programme for Liberal Judaism’s biggest event of 2017, the Day of Celebration, has been finalised. You can read it by clicking here. The Day of Celebration takes place on Sunday June 11 at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue. The cost is £35 … Read More

Statement on the outcome of Ken Livingstone hearing

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Simon Benscher, Chair of the Board of National Officers 5 April 2017 It is clearly offensive to invoke Hitler’s name in this context or to equate Zionism with Nazism. It is not only illegitimate, it is dangerous because it legitimises attacks on Jews. We acknowledge that there will be a … Read More

Day of Celebration speakers announced

4 April 2017 The Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Lords (Alf) Dubs and (Danny) Finkelstein, Board of Deputies’ Chief Executive Gillian Merron and sociologist and writer David Hirsh have been announced as the keynote speakers for this year’s Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration. Our movement’s biggest event of 2017, the Day of … Read More

Progressive rabbis write to Prime Minister over Brexit

2 April 2017 More than 50 Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis have written to Prime Minister Theresa May asking her to always put human beings first in the conversations she will be having over Brexit. The Progressive rabbis – who represent more than a third of British Jews – urged … Read More

Liberal elected to Leeds University Union position

28 March 2017 LJY-Netzer member Lauren Keiles has been elected as the new Leeds University Union faith rep. Lauren will join the 2017/2018 activities executive after a hard fought campaign in which she promised to ‘listen, learn and lead’. Lauren said: “I want to lead our Union developing campaigns opposing … Read More

A response to the terror in Westminster

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23 March 2017 A statement on behalf of Liberal Judaism We are all shocked and saddened by the events that took place in Westminster yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, and extend our deepest sympathy to the families of all those who died. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and the more than forty … Read More

Lord Dubs to deliver keynote at Day of Celebration

Lord (Alf) Dubs and Rabbi Harry Jacobi

13 March 2017 Liberal Judaism is delighted to announce that Lord (Alf) Dubs will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Day of Celebration – held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) on Sunday June 11 from 9:30 to 16:30. Lord Dubs, pictured here with Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi … Read More

Rabbi Harry shares his refugee story in Unicef video

1 March 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Harry Jacobi, who twice fled the Nazis in childhood, has appeared in a new UNICEF (the United Nations International Children’s Fund) video, alongside one of today’s Syrian child refugees. Harry and Ahmed share their hauntingly similar stories in the clip, alternating sentences so that … Read More

Refugee flat project launches with special Shabbat

27 February 2017 A special Shabbat service and lunch was held at South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) on Saturday, as the community launched a fundraising appeal to turn part of their building into a home for a refugee family. The event was attended by faith and community leaders from across … Read More