Education Hub: Praying as a Liberal Jew


24 March 2022 – 21 Adar II 5782
Biennial service led by Rabbis Elli Tikvah Sarah and Lea Muhlstein

Liberal Judaism’s Education Hub Series continues next Wednesday night (Wednesday 30 March) with a session on ‘Praying as a Liberal Jew’, led by Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah and Rabbi Lea Mühlstein (pictured).

This will be the first of two sessions this year delivered by Elli and Lea, and examine personal experience of prayer, both when alone and during synagogue services.

In addition to exploring personal experience, participants will also meet in breakout rooms to address the question, ‘How does communal prayer enhance or detract from my personal experience of prayer?’ – with reference to Hebrew/English, reading/singing, standing/sitting and silence.

After reflections from these discussions, the evening will conclude by sharing the prayers in Shabbat services that most resonate. A follow-up session, titled ‘Jewish Liturgy from Past to Present’, will take place on 18 May.

Throughout this year, the Liberal Judaism Education Hub will be hosting a series of these online discussions to celebrate our movement’s 120th anniversary.

The first took place in January and February looking at the people who have inspired us, from Lily Montagu and Rabbi Leo Baeck to Rabbi John Rayner and Rosita Rosenberg. You can watch those sessions here.

This current term now examines how we practise – both in prayer and through the Liberal Jewish values of equality, inclusion and activism.

Education Hub LogoThe sessions take place via Zoom on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm and will be:

Wednesday 9 March: Rabbi Mark Solomon – A Liberal Jewish approach to Jewish Status. Watch it here.

Wednesday 23 March: Rabbi Aaron Goldstein – Championing progress in JewISH marriage. Watch it here.

Wednesday 30 March: Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah and Rabbi Lea Mühlstein – Praying as a Liberal Jew.

Wednesday 13 April: Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich – Moving from words to action: Case studies in EcoSynagogue .

Wednesday 20 April: Rabbi Rebecca Birk – Remember that you were a stranger: Campaigning for a welcome for Syrian refugees.

We are proud to make Education Hub classes available for free, to ensure that everyone has access. However, if you are able to, please consider making a donation to Liberal Judaism.

To register for the Education Hub, please click here.