[Blog] Empowering Progressive Jewish youth worldwide

Hannah Stephenson 7 February 2017 This year I travelled to Israel for Netzer Veidah, along with LJY-Netzer movement worker and my long-time best friend Hannah. Netzer Veidah is a space for 14 sniffim (branches) from around the globe to come together and discuss the next steps for the worldwide Progressive … Read More

Liberal Jewish youth promise to ‘Reclaim Zionism’ in 2017

5 January 2017 Members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, have chosen ‘Reclaiming Zionism’ as their Theme of the Year for 2017. The theme was picked at LJY-Netzer’s annual decision-making event, Veidah, which sees the movement’s members, aged 15 upwards, decide the direction in which they want to … Read More

Get £100 off LJY-Netzer camps with our Chanukah offer

24 December 2016 Here is a Chanukah gift to all our amazing young Liberal Jews – £100 off LJY-Netzer’s spring and summer camps. If you sign up for both Machaneh Aviv and Machaneh Kadimah before the end of January, you will get a £100 discount. Machaneh Aviv spring camp runs from … 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 Judaism Shabbat packs sent to students

5 December 2016 Liberal Judaism has sent 120 Shabbat packs to students around the UK, providing them with a warm and light-filled December. Each pack contained Shabbat and Havdalah candles, a challah recipe and yeast packet, clove spices for Havdalah, blessings, ideas from LJY-Netzer for a restful and meaningful Shabbat … 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

Ten-year-old shofar blower answers Elstree shul’s SOS

21 October 2016 The Jewish Chronicle When The Liberal Synagogue Elstree’s regular shofar blower was unavailable, Rabbi Pete Tobias asked: “Is there a blower in the house? Everyone shook their heads and I thought we were in trouble.” But 10-year-old Tia Boulton stepped into the breach, having been volunteered by … Read More

How your religion school can enter the LAFTAs

4 October 2016 Every two years, at the Day of Celebration, Liberal Judaism’s religion schools take part in a short film competition. The LAFTAs (Liberal Academy for Film and Torah Awards), see our youth make films, of a few minutes long, on a Jewish topic. They are then judged on … Read More

Biennial – the LJY-Netzer perspective

Hannah Stephenson 23 June 2016   As the new Movement Worker for LJY-Netzer, I am very excited to be attending the Biennial Conference 2016. I have never been on a Biennial before, so I am eager to see how it runs and help create a meaningful time for the people … Read More