Annual Memorial Services this Sunday

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14 September 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Annual Memorial services will take place this Sunday (September 17). They will be held at the following times: Midday at The Western Cemetery, Cheshunt, led by Rabbi David Hulbert Midday at The Western Cemetery Woodland Burial, Cheshunt, led by Rabbi Jackie Tabick Midday at The … Read More

[Blog] Antisemitism must not come to define us

Rabbi Charley Baginsky 13 September 2017 The latest study from the Institute for Jewish Policy Research – with its headline statistic that more than a quarter of British people hold at least one antisemitic view – is already causing a stir. Antisemitism has preoccupied our British Jewish community for quite … Read More

Liberal rabbi addresses Scottish Parliament

7 September 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Mark Solomon addressed the Scottish Parliament at the start of the new parliamentary term. Mark, in his capacity as rabbi for Sukkat Shalom: Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community, delivered the weekly Time for Reflection to MSPs. In his four minute address, Mark talked about celebrating … Read More

Israel Update: Women of the Wall subjected to body searches

24 August 2017 Despite an order by the High Court of Justice in Israel banning them, invasive body searches of women at the Western Wall complex in Jerusalem are still being carried out. Daisy Bogod, a young London-based Progressive Jew who works within both Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism in … Read More

Adult Learning for the Wondering Jew

24 August 2017 Want to engage in spirited dialogue and meaningful study, alongside other adult learners, giving a new appreciation of Judaism? Then sign up for the new two year course from the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in partnership with the Lyons Learning Project and Liberal Judaism. … Read More

Liberal Judaism rabbi advises BBC Holby City storyline

22 August 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky has been advising hit BBC One show Holby City with its recent Jewish storyline. Charley, who is the movement’s director of strategy and partnerships, contributed to scripts featuring the character Sacha Levy. The doctor, played by Bob Barrett, rediscovers his Judaism on … Read More

Ruth reads from the Torah for the first time… aged 96

21 August 2017 Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) member and Holocaust survivor Ruth Shire read from the Torah for the first time, at the age of 96, in front of a packed BPS sanctuary. In a moving D’var Torah, in front of a packed synagogue, Ruth explained how she had not … Read More

In Charlottesville, the Local Jewish Community Presses On

Alan Zimmerman 14 August 2017 www.reformjudaism.org At Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, VA, we are deeply grateful for the support and prayers of the broader Reform Jewish community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Heather Heyer and the two Virginia State Police officers, H. Jay Cullen and … Read More

Rabbi Dr Dalia Marx joins lunchtime study session

27 July 2017 Rabbi Dr Dalia Marx, a visiting academic from Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, led a special Mishnah study session at Liberal Judaism’s London head office. Dalia took a group of 10 people through two texts, one from Pirkei Avot and one from Berachot, leading into a discussion … Read More