Liberal synagogues join Muslim day of social action

26 March 2018 Members of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community and Nottingham Liberal Synagogue braved snow and ice to take part in Sadaqa Day, the Muslim-led day of social action inspired by Mitzvah Day. In Peterborough (pictured above), the community teamed up with the Masjid Khadijah Islamic Centre in a series … Read More

Liberal Judaism: This is Corbyn’s last chance saloon

27 March 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism, led by Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher, gathered in Parliament Square in Westminster yesterday evening to join other members of the Jewish community in calling on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to face up and tackle the antisemitism within his party. Our movement also … Read More

Liberal leaders contribute to René Cassin parashiot project

23 March 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis and officers have contributed to a unique project offering communities a human rights commentary on each weekly Torah parasha. Put together by René Cassin – the human rights NGO that draws on Jewish experiences and values – the free resource offers 54 thoughts written … Read More

East London loses the rabbis for lay leaders service

20 March 2018 East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) held a special Shabbat service led by a dozen different lay leaders… but no rabbis. Taking place on Saturday March 17, a full congregation gathered to be led by the 12 different members, including Liberal Judaism vice chair Ruth Seager. … Read More

[Podcast] BBC Radio 3 Counties – Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

13 March 2018 BBC Radio 3 Counties Rabbi Aaron Goldstein from Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue reviews the Sunday papers with Mike Naylor. Broadcast on Sunday Breakfast on BBC Three Counties Radio on Sunday 11th March 2018.   Note: All links to external media are correct at the time of … Read More

In The Media: First gender-neutral B’nei Mitzvah

05 March 2018 Take a look at some of the fantastic press coverage of the first Liberal Judaism gender-neutral B’nei Mitzvah, which took place at York Liberal Jewish Community in February 2018: UK Jewish Media Jewish News: “This teen had a gender neutral b’nei mitzvah” Jewish Chronicle: “Torah and togetherness … Read More

The Jewish parents cutting out the bris

Stephen Oryszczuk 28 February 2018 Jewish News A movement called a ‘brit shalom’ is gaining ground with parents in the UK who don’t like the idea of circumcising their newborn boy. We hear the pros and cons. British rabbis this week began to address a new Jewish ceremony originating in … Read More

Torah and togetherness – a gender-neutral bnei mitzvah

Miriam Taylor Thorpe 21 February 2018 The Jewish Chronicle We live in Otterburn, Northumberland and the [gender-neutral] bnei mitzvah took place at York Liberal Jewish Community, at the Quaker Meeting House. It was such a big day, not just for us but also for our community. When Esther read the … Read More

Join us at Thursday’s Rainbow Pilgrims Pop-Up Exhibition launch

20 February 2018 Liberal Judaism members and friends are invited to join us for the launch of the Rainbow Pilgrims Pop-Up Exhibition this Thursday evening in Lambeth. Taking place from 6-9pm in the Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG, this FREE exhibition explores the … Read More

[Blog] Our new siddur strikes a blow for inclusivity

Liberal Judaism Siddur morning service

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 15 February 2018 The Jewish News Liberal Judaism has created a new siddur, with a draft morning service already piloted in some congregations. A question being asked of me, and my co-editor Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, is ‘why’? The answer is that Liberal Judaism has published a … Read More