Liberal Judaism Education Hub returns

26 August 2019 – 25 Av 5779

26 August 2019

Liberal Judaism’s Education Hub is back – once more offering a variety of courses and opportunities to learn and think about Judaism, faith and philosophy for people from all religions and backgrounds… and it’s not too late to join!

This term includes a special spotlight on the High Holy Days, with a class looking at what they mean, how we can prepare for them and some new interpretations of the stories we read at this time of year. It includes the following sessions:

  • Wednesday 28 August: Jonah – A good or bad example for us at this season? Studying and discussing the text through the eyes of rabbinic and modern commentaries with Rabbi Jackie Tabick
  • Wednesday 4 September: Rosh Hashanah Torah readings – Genesis 21 and 22 with Rabbi Alexandra Wright
  • Wednesday 11 September: The Akedah: Did Abraham really do it? Some new thinking on one of Judaism’s oldest stories with Rabbi Danny Rich
  • Wednesday 18 September: Symbols and vocabulary of the High Holy Days with Rabbi Janet Burden
  • Wednesday 25 September: Travail and Triumph: Maternal cries in the sound of the Shofar with Rabbi Mark Solomon
  • Wednesday 2 October: Only a week to go… repent now! Customs and meanings between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein

In addition, Rabbi Janet Burden’s popular Introduction to Judaism & Biblical Hebrew class returns – running every Wednesday from 28 August to 2 October, except 18 September when she will be teaching the High Holy Day class.

The Introduction to Judaism & Biblical Hebrew sessions are perfect for those who want to learn about Judaism and its traditions. No previous knowledge or experience is required and you can attend as many or as few classes as you wish.

We are also delighted to be joining with Jami to host a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults on 30 October and 6 November. Read more about it here.

Education Hub classes take place at the Montague Centre, Liberal Judaism’s head office in central London. Each session lasts two hours (7-9pm) including a 20 minute break. An optional Ma’ariv (evening) service will begin at 6:30pm. They are open to all. You’re invited to attend every class or just one.

For more information and to sign up, please visit

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