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

Join us to taste vodka and find out its secret Jewish history

28 February 2018 Liberal Judaism’s special Montagu Nights series of events continues with The Secret Jewish History of Vodka. Taking place at the Montagu Centre, London, from 7pm on Wednesday 21 March, the evening will be hosted by Richard Verber, the Head of External Affairs at World Jewish Relief. You … Read More

Jewish Museum brings special memories to Northwood

26 February 2018 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS), in partnership with Jewish Care, hosted a very special visit from the Jewish Museum as part of its ‘Memory Matters’ club. The museum ran a workshop showing objects and images from its collection, which depict the history and heritage of Jews … Read More

As a young Jewish woman, I want my voice heard

Lauren Keiles 14 February 2018 The Jewish News As a young, Jewish, women, with a deep passion to take an active part in our vibrant Jewish community, having the opportunity to become a Deputy for Liberal Judaism was something I was extremely eager to take on. Being a cheder teacher … Read More

Liberals triumph at Mitzvah Day Awards

5 February 2018 Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) was praised for its Salaam Shalom Kitchen, as the project gained a key social action award. The kitchen – a partnership between NLS and local Muslim charity Himmah – won the Mitzvah Day 365 Award in a ceremony at JW3. The Salaam Shalom … Read More

Liberal rabbis, lay leaders and volunteers at Limmud

Limmud Festival co-chairs Anna Lawton and Abigail Jacobi

If you are heading to the Limmud Festival then keep an eye out for several of Liberal Judaism’s rabbis and lay leaders, who will be presenting there this year. Our presenters will include Rabbi Aaron Goldstein (‘How to enthuse Jews in the Pews? Making our synagogues flourish’), author David Hirsh … Read More

[Blog] My gap year volunteering in Calais

Jessica Baker, LJY-Netzer member 7 December 2017 I’m watching the sun rise as we drive to the warehouse. I’m measuring 3.5 litres of oil into eight huge pots to start the process of cooking 160kg of rice. I’m crying as I watch two small boys play in a carpark. I’m … Read More

Get organising with Citizens UK training

5 December 2017 How can we understand our synagogue communities better and engage our members more effectively, building on the things people really care about, not the things we think they should care about? How do we create strong communities where members know each other, build lasting relationships, step forward … Read More

Liberal Jews launch Mitzvah Day 2017 at Parliament

17 October 2017 A number of prominent members of Liberal Judaism took part in an intergenerational tea party with Holocaust survivors, MPs and Peers, held at the Houses of Parliament, to launch Mitzvah Day 2017. LJY-Netzer movement workers Ellie Lawson and Hannah Stephenson (pictured above with Holocaust survivor Eve Kugler) … Read More

Film about LJS dementia projects wins top prize

29 August 2017 A 12 minute movie about The Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s projects to help those with dementia has won a top international award. Memory Songs, produced by Lucy Kaye (pictured), picked up the Grand Jury Prize at the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival. The film covers the incredible … Read More