Join our January teacher training course

11 December 2017 The next Liberal Judaism teacher training course, held in conjunction with Reform Judaism, will take place on 7 January from 10am to 4pm at Leo Baeck College in Finchley. It will include an exciting mix of topics for everyone, from the veteran teacher to the new assistant, … 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

LJY-Netzer Israel Tour has launched – here’s how you can join us

Ellie Lawson, LJY-Netzer Movement Worker 20 November 2017 This summer LJY-Netzer will be taking a group of 16 year olds around Israel, for a life changing experience. Israel Tour is an amazing opportunity to experience the country, exploring the land from top to bottom. Whether or not you’ve been before, … 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

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