First batmitzvah for a generation in Preston

30 June 2017 Rachael Dable made another piece of Liberal Judaism history in the north of England, as she celebrated the first batmitzvah in Preston since the early 1980s. Rachael celebrated her big day in the presence of family, friends, members of the Lancashire & Cumbria Liberal Jewish Community and … Read More

Gusti Yehoshua Braverman announced as AGM guest speaker

29 June 2017 We are pleased to announce that Gusti Yehoshua Braverman will be the speaker for this year’s Liberal Judaism AGM meeting. This essential meeting which brings together representatives from all our communities and which is open to all members, will take place at the Montagu Centre next week. … Read More

Alliance statement on reversal of egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel

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26 June 2017 A statement by Rabbis Laura Janner-Klausner and Danny Rich on behalf of Britain’s Alliance for Progressive Judaism Israel Desk: This reversal of a promise made by the Israeli Government, under pressure from the Ultra-Orthodox, is a betrayal of Israeli and Diaspora Jewry. The Diaspora stands with Progressive … Read More

Finsbury Park attack: Roses for Ramadan worshippers

Lipika Pelham 20 June 2017 BBC Magazine Website Journalist Lipika Pelham lives close to the Finsbury Park mosque, is a member of the local synagogue, and is accustomed to seeing girls in hijabs acting in the Nativity Play at her children’s school. On Monday evening, nearly 24 hours after the … Read More

A prayer for London

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Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu 19 June 2017 Eternal God, now more than ever do we understand that everyone of us is connected, none of us is alone. None of us untouched by the suffering in our city, in London. Our ears are filled with the sounds of sirens, our eyes and … Read More

Celebrating LGBTQI refugees in the UK

19 June 2017 It is Refugee Week from 19 – 25 June. The week takes place every year across the world and we spoke to Rainbow Pilgrims about their work with LGBTQI immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Many wonderful and talented people have had to flee their country of origin … Read More

A triple celebration at Tikvah Chadasha

12 June 2017 Tikvah Chadasha (Shenfield, Brentwood & Districts Synagogue) celebrated a unique and special B’nei Mitzvah this weekend – as triplets Isabella, Nathan and Amelia all came of age. The triplets, along with parents Karen and Andy, joined the community not long after its formation in 2010. Grandparents Judith … Read More