Two more speakers announced for LJ Biennial

14 March 2023 – 21 Adar 5783

Rabbi Dr Larry Hoffman

TWO keynote speakers have been added to the Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend, which takes place from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 May 2023 at the Staverton Park Hotel in Daventry.

Rabbi Larry Hoffman (pictured) is Professor Emeritus at the New York campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where he served for almost half a century. He is known internationally for his lectures to popular audiences and his spiritual approach to synagogue consultation.

He has written or edited 49 books to date, including My People’s Prayer Book, a 10-volume edition of the Siddur with modern commentaries which won the National Jewish Book Award. He will speak about how our movement and our communities can develop and evolve, transforming themselves to engage the next generation.

Dr Joel Hoffman is another sought after speaker from the USA. He is renowned for his depth of thought, engaging style and sense of humour. He is a pioneer of applying modern translation techniques to ancient languages and has written a number of acclaimed books and articles. He will share with us the wisdom that the Torah and other ancient texts have for our modern society and Judaism.

Our third Biennial Weekend keynote speaker, Rebecca Soffer, was announced earlier this year. The Co-Founder and CEO of – she will explore with us how sharing our personal experience of grief can help us to build stronger communities.

We are also pleased that the Biennial Weekend will again include an Emerging Leadership track. Each community can send one participant, who will receive a subsidised Biennial place and be able attend these additional sessions. Past alumni from this track have gone on to leadership roles within their communities and our national movement.

• Biennial Weekend tickets are on sale now. Please click here to sign up.

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