Progressives combine for Shavuot discussion

17 May 2017 The Liberal, Reform and Masorti branches of Mosaic Jewish Community, Harrow, will unite for a discussion on Erev Shavuot. Led by Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith (pictured), the study session is titled ‘The Practice of Compassion and Kindness in Times of Hatred and Lies’. The session … Read More

York community hosts first ever Liberal service in Leeds

2 May 2017 York Liberal Jewish Community (YLJC) has held the first ever Liberal Judaism Shabbat service in Leeds. Every year, the Leeds Jewish Housing Association invites Masorti, Reform and Orthodox Jewish Groups from within the city to worship in their premises. This year, for the first time, YLJC – … Read More

Full and fun youth programme planned for Day of Celebration

Sam Alston, LJY-Netzer movement worker 25 April 2017 LJY-Netzer is very excited to once again be running the youth programme for the Day of Celebration with a crèche for under 5s, a full programme for those in school year 1 and above and a teen track. As the youth movement … Read More

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

[Blog] Online Seder was most meaningful ever

Linnea Hawkings 18 April 2017 Passover, Pesach, what does it really mean beside the evident celebration and retelling of the exodus from Egypt? Currently living outside of London I am not only the token Jew among my friends; for many of my colleagues and people I meet aged 22 to … Read More

Join a Liberal Jewish communal seder

3 April 2017 Liberal Jewish synagogues and congregations around the UK will be holding Communal Passover Seders next Monday (10 April) and Tuesday (11 April). The Seders vary in format, food and price, but all promise an inclusive, educational and fun experience, led by rabbis and lay leaders and steeped … Read More

Share your Rainbow Pilgrim story

28 March 2017 Are you LGBTQI+ and born outside of the UK? Do you consider yourself to be a migrant or a refugee/asylum seeker? If so, then Rainbow Pilgrims want to hear your stories as part of Liberal Judaism’s latest project. Rainbow Pilgrims is a landmark archive project seeking to … 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

Join Liberal rabbis to explore the Torah’s LGBTQI+ themes

21 March 2017 Rabbis Charley Baginsky and Dr René Pfertzel will be part of a panel discussion tomorrow (Wednesday 22nd March) entitled The Queer Torah: Exploring LGBTQI+ Themes in the Bible. They will be joined by Liberal Judaism’s LGBTQI+ project manager Surat-Shaan Knan and activist Zach Polanski, as they discuss … Read More