Liberal Judaism’s Top 5 Landmarks in 2016

While the last year has seen many setbacks for those with Progressive values, Liberal Judaism as a movement has enjoyed another 12 months of growth – with strengthening communities, enhanced social action work and a louder voice in Anglo-Jewry, Britain generally and, indeed, the rest of the world. Below we … Read More

Chanukah begins with intergenerational party at NPLS

16 December 2016 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) held an inter-generational Chanukah lunch, with older members of the community entertained by the choir of Clore Shalom school and NPLS’ own Singing for the Soul group. As well as food and a choir performance, the afternoon also saw the schoolchildren … Read More

LJY-Netzer members volunteer to provide a FEAST

LJY-Netzer's Sam Alston volunteers at FEAST

12 December 2016 Members of Liberal Judaism’s youth movement, LJY-Netzer, joined FEAST to cook a three-course meal for residents of a homeless shelter. As a project for Mitzvah Day and International Volunteer Day, the group prepared the meal using surplus food donated by Sainsbury’s. LJY-Netzer movement worker Sam Alston, who … Read More

Liberal Jews win major volunteering awards

6 December 2016 Liberal Judaism communities and members have won a series of volunteering awards. Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe were named The Jewish News and Mitzvah Day’s Community Heroes for 2016, in a moving ceremony. Simon, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, was an ambassador for NHS Blood & Transplant, … Read More

Liberal Judaism team kick off Mitzvah Day with care home visit

22 November 2016 Rabbis Danny Rich and Leah Jordan led a staff team from Liberal Judaism’s head office, the Montagu Centre, in our movement’s first Mitzvah Day of 2016. The team baked cakes and served tea to the older people, spending a lovely afternoon swapping stories at the Norton House … Read More

Liberal Jews nominated as Community Heroes

19 November 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Janet Darley, Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe have all been nominated as Community Heroes by The Jewish News and Mitzvah Day. Siblings Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe have been nominated for the tireless charitable work. Before his death from lung cancer in July this … Read More

Help LJS Drop-in for Asylum Seekers gain vital grant

Aviva Community Fund

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) Drop-in for Asylum Seeker Families has been nominated by insurance broker Heath Crawford and Foster Limited for a grant from the Aviva Community Fund. The Aviva Community Fund offers the chance for local community projects to win funding, subject to a public vote. Voting closes … Read More

LJY-Netzer’s Anna helps launch Mitzvah Day at Parliament

1 November 2016 LJY-Netzer’s Anna Craven helped to launch Mitzvah Day 2016, the UK’s biggest faith-based day of social action, at an event in the Houses of Parliament. Anna spoke to 20 Parliamentarians, from all sides of the political spectrum, about Liberal Judaism, our youth movement and all the incredible … Read More

Liberal Judaism welcomes scheme to help refugees

19 July 2016 Liberal Judaism has warmly welcomed a new Government website and initiative to support refugees – encouraging its communities and members to get involved. The ‘Help Refugees in the UK’ site is being piloted in nine local authorities, including Lambeth, Nottingham City and the City of York. You … Read More

Volunteers wanted for LJ Today Editorial Board

10 May 2016 Liberal Judaism is seeking volunteers with a passion for the movement, and the written word, to join the LJ Today Editorial Board. The Editorial Board oversees the content of LJ Today – Liberal Judaism’s award-winning free bimonthly magazine that is sent to all 10,000 members, as well … Read More