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

LJY-Netzer marathon raises £645 for refugee project

27 September 2017 Members of LJY-Netzer raised £645 by collectively completing a marathon on their recent Machaneh Kadimah summer camp. The money, which exceeds the Liberal youth movement’s initial target of £500, will go towards Abraham’s Tent, the project to turn part of South London Liberal Synagogue into a self-contained … Read More

LJY-Netzer members take on key community roles

11 September 2017 LJY-Netzer member Lauren Keiles has been elected as one of Liberal Judaism’s two Deputies to the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Lauren replaces Gabriel Webber, a former LJY-Netzer movement worker who resigned from the position to concentrate on his rabbinic training at Leo Baeck College. She … Read More

Blog: A window into the wonderful world of Kadimah

Robin Moss, Liberal Judaism Officer for Youth and Education 25 August 2017 I’ve just spent the weekend on Machaneh Kadimah, LJY-Netzer’s summer camp, now in its 70th year. Celebrating this special anniversary, this year’s Kadimah featured the largest gathering of young Liberal Jews in recent memory. While professionally, as Head … Read More

LJY-Netzer members to run a marathon on camp

14 August 2017 Members of Liberal Judaism’s youth movement LJY-Netzer will run a marathon for charity on their annual Machaneh Kadimah summer camp. Each child and leader will run (or walk) an equal part of the 26.2 miles during the much-loved Kadimah sports day. All money raised will go towards … Read More

LJY-Netzer launches pronoun badges for camp

8 August 2017 Leaders at LJY-Netzer’s Machaneh Kadimah summer camp will each wear a badge, showing which pronoun they want to be used by others. The idea came about after feedback that those who are transgender or non-binary can often find it uncomfortable to keep explaining which pronoun they prefer. … Read More

Kabbalat Torah celebration in East London

20 July 2017 The community at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue have enjoyed their first Kabbalat Torah celebration – as a group of 15-year-olds led a fun and spiritual service. Unique to Liberal Judaism, Kabbalat Torah is a two year programme leading on from bar/batmitzvah. At the age of … Read More

LJY-Netzer Israel Tour is a record breaker

18 July 2017 Liberal Judaism has sent its largest ever number of young people on Israel Tour. Forty-nine participants from Liberal youth movement LJY-Netzer, along with five leaders, landed in Israel yesterday. The group, aged 16 and 17, come from all over the UK, including London, Hertfordshire, Harrow, Bristol, Birmingham, … Read More

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

Launch of new Patrons scheme at House of Lords

23 June 2017 Liberal Judaism launched a brand new fundraising project at last night’s Patrons’ Dinner in the House of Lords. Our movement is looking for new supporters to truly make Liberal Judaism the home for your Jewish story. In order to fulfil our responsibilities and bring Judaism to those … Read More