David Jacobi scholarship launched at Finchley concert

12 March 2018 A very special concert was held at Finchley Progressive Synagogue to remember David Jacobi and launch a scholarship in his name. The event was organised by David’s father, Rabbi Harry Jacobi, and siblings Rabbis Dr Margaret and Richard Jacobi (all pictured above enjoying the concert). All music … Read More

Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel meets school Torah Team

7 March 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel paid a special visit to Mosaic Jewish Primary School, a thriving cross-communal school in South London. René, who is rabbi at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS), was a guest of acting head Nerissa Bear and Judy Thwaites, an associate governor, founding steering … Read More

Join our summer Birthright Israel Progressive trip

26 February 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism have teamed up to host a Birthright Israel Progressive trip this summer. Taking place from 28 August – 6 September, the trip is a gift from Taglit Birthright and is FREE for all 19-26 year-olds who have not been on an organised … Read More

Torah and togetherness – a gender-neutral bnei mitzvah

Miriam Taylor Thorpe 21 February 2018 The Jewish Chronicle We live in Otterburn, Northumberland and the [gender-neutral] bnei mitzvah took place at York Liberal Jewish Community, at the Quaker Meeting House. It was such a big day, not just for us but also for our community. When Esther read the … Read More

First ever Progressive retreat helps students to reconnect

12 February 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism jointly hosted the first ever Progressively-led Jewish retreat for students as part of a new Alliance for Progressive Judaism initiative. Since the turn of the year, the Liberal and Reform student chaplains, Rabbis Leah Jordan and Daniel Lichman, have teamed up for … Read More

Four communities unite for unique Kabbalat Torah trip

31 January 2018 Twenty seven young people, three rabbis, two LJY-Netzer movement workers and a community worker – representing four different Liberal communities – visited three parts of the Midlands over one weekend. The Kabbalat Torah students from Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, Finchley Progressive Synagogue and … Read More

Join LJY-Netzer Kayitz Perach Europe Tour

25 January 2018 Applications are now open for LJY-Netzer Kayitz Perach, a tour created for young people in School Year 12 to travel around Europe learning and experiencing the Jewish Diaspora story. A great chance to have fun with friends in three different countries, the tour runs from Tuesday 31 … Read More

Join our first ever Progressive retreat for students

12 January 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism will jointly host the first ever Progressively led Jewish retreat for students in the Peak District from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 February. Reconnect: A Retreat for Jewish Students will give participants the chance to escape the mundane and come together to … Read More

More than 150 attend Liberal and Reform teacher training

11 January 2018 More than 150 heads, teachers and assistants attended a joint Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism training day, held at Leo Baeck College. Organised by Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Sandra Kviat and Reform Judaism’s Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, the day featured presenters from both movements and the College, as well … Read More

Magical Liberal quiz team reach Harry Potter finals

8 January 2018 A quiz team made of up of members of Nottingham Liberal Synagogue and Leicester Progressive Synagogue have made it through to the finals of the UK’s Harry Potter Trivia Tournament. Charlie Barker, Max Worth, Rachel Benn and Pat Dean – known as ‘The Felix Felicis Four’ – … Read More