Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend report and photos

2 July 2018 Liberal Judaism members from all around the UK and beyond took part in an “inspirational” Biennial Weekend – discussing the next steps in liturgy, theology, policy, outreach work and shared values that will drive Progressive Judaism forward both in Britain and around the world. For the first … Read More

[Blog] Mental Health Awareness Week

Rabbi Alexandra Wright 15 May 2018 Two weeks ago, the Liberal Jewish Synagogue held its annual Kabbalat Torah service – one of the highlights of our year and always a source of great pride for any Liberal Jewish congregation. The class of nine fifteen year olds led the Friday evening … Read More

Brighton & Hove to host Shavuot study marathon on refugees

15 May 2018 Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue will be hosting an all-night cheesecake and study marathon on Shavuot, on the theme of refugees. The event will begin on Saturday 19 May at 6pm with the Rainbow Pilgrims pop-up exhibition – Liberal Judaism’s groundbreaking heritage and diversity project that discovers … Read More

Northwood full of music as KT class lead the service

30 April 2018 The Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) Kabbalat Torah class led a Shabbat with a difference, bringing beatboxing into NPLS services for the first time alongside piano, guitar and a traditional choir. The 12 teenagers also used poem, sermon and film to express their diverse characters and … 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

Better Know a Jewish Charity – Memorials Scrolls Trust

Ben Crowne 6 March 2018 Better Know a Jewish Charity The story of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, and the 1,500+ Czech torah scrolls (“sifrei torah” in Hebrew, singular “sefer torah”) they administer, is a really remarkable one which it is worth going into in some detail (1). Put in the … Read More

Order copies of our new draft morning service

Liberal Judaism Siddur morning service

18 January 2018 Liberal Judaism is inviting synagogues and communities to help us shape the first new Liberal Jewish Siddur since 1995. As the initial stage in this process, Siddur editors Rabbis Elli Tikvah Sarah and Lea Mühlstein have produced a first draft of a new Shabbat morning service with the … Read More

Jewish sexual ethics for the 21st century

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 31 December 2017 The Jewish Chronicle Understanding the Torah can help us find a contemporary code of sexual ethics Sexual harassment has been in the news in the past few weeks, and the #MeToo campaign in social media has revealed just how widespread it is. Of … Read More

Next Mishnah session on Tuesday 24 October

10 October 2017 Do you want to know what the Mishnah has to say on all manner of topics from marriage and divorce to crime and punishment? How about the original rabbinic laws on working on Shabbat or prayer and sacrifice? Then join Liberal Judaism’s monthly Tuesday lunchtime Mishnah study sessions, … 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