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

A triple celebration at Tikvah Chadasha

12 June 2017 Tikvah Chadasha (Shenfield, Brentwood & Districts Synagogue) celebrated a unique and special B’nei Mitzvah this weekend – as triplets Isabella, Nathan and Amelia all came of age. The triplets, along with parents Karen and Andy, joined the community not long after its formation in 2010. Grandparents Judith … Read More

A dozen young Liberal Jews gain volunteering award

6 June 2017 Twelve members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, have been honoured for their volunteering work. The Liberal youth have each received a v100 certificate for recording 100 hours of time helping others. The award is from vInspired – the UK’s leading volunteering charity for 14 … Read More

Liberal Judaism volunteering journeys

1 June 2017 Updated 6 June 2017 This week is Volunteers’ Week, the annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Liberal Judaism, and its youth movement LJY-Netzer, are proud of all our volunteers and the fantastic work they do within, and outside of, our … Read More

One month left to register for Kadimah

1 June 2017 Liberal Judaism’s fantastic youth summer camp, Machaneh Kadimah, is around the corner – and there is just one month left to register without incurring a late fee. If you book a place before July 1, then you’ll get it at the standard rate of £860 for members … Read More

Packs to help students prepare for Shavuot and exams

16 May 2017 Liberal Judaism has sent specials packages to students across the UK and Ireland to help them in this busy and stressful exam period. The packs, funded by a grant from the NLPS Trust for Progressive Judaism, contain items to help inspire exam preparation, as well as to … Read More