The history of the LJ Quiz

4 April 2016

It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Liberal Jewish calendar – where communities from all over the country battle it out in a test of knowledge.

The 2017 Liberal Judaism Annual Inter Synagogue Quiz will take place on at Southgate Progressive Synagogue. Full details, and booking information, will be released shortly.

And to get you ready for this year’s event, Liberal Judaism vice president Rosita Rosenberg has compiled a history of the LJ Quiz, below.


In 1975, when Geoffrey Davis retired from chairmanship of the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues (ULPS) – the former name for Liberal Judaism – he inaugurated the Annual Inter Synagogue quiz and donated the trophy on which winners’ names were inscribed. The competition has taken place every year since, usually in the synagogue building of the previous year’s winner or runner-up.

Winners have been as follows:

1975 – Finchley Progressive Synagogue
1976 – Finchley Progressive Synagogue
1977 – Finchley Progressive Synagogue
1978 – Southgate Progressive Synagogue
1979 – Finchley Progressive Synagogue
1980 – Woodford Liberal Synagogue
1981 – Finchley Progressive Synagogue and South London Liberal Synagogue
1982 – Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue (now Mosaic Liberal Synagogue, Harrow)
1983 – Southgate Progressive Synagogue
1984 – Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue
1985 – Kingston Liberal Synagogue
1986 – Finchley Progressive Synagogue
1987 – The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
1988 – The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
1989 – Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue (now Mosaic Liberal Synagogue, Harrow)
1990 – Finchley Progressive Synagogue
1991 – Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue
1992 – The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
1993 – The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
1994 – Finchley Progressive Synagogue
1995 – Kingston Liberal Synagogue
1996 – North London Progressive Synagogue
1997 – The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
1998 – North London Progressive Synagogue
1999 – The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
2000 – Hertsmere Progressive Synagogue (now The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree)
2001 – Hertsmere Progressive Synagogue (now The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree)
2002 – Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue (now Mosaic Liberal Synagogue, Harrow)
2003 – Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue
2004 – Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue (now Mosaic Liberal Synagogue, Harrow)
2005 – Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue
2006 – Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue (now Mosaic Liberal Synagogue, Harrow)
2007 – The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
2008 – Finchley Progressive Synagogue
2009 – The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree
2010 – The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree
2011 – Kingston Liberal Synagogue
2012 – The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree
2013 – The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree
2014 – The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
2015 – The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
2016 – The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree

 
 

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