Focus on wellbeing at Progressive Jewish Students retreat

1 April 2019 Progressive Jewish Students (PJS) have just held their first Reconnect Retreat in the Peak District’s Hope Valley. The residential weekend was a getaway for students looking to connect with their Jewish identity through spiritual practice and Jewish learning. Students experienced musical Shabbat services, country walks, meals and … Read More

A retreat for Progressive Jewish student to Reconnect

Progressive Jewish Students Chizuk event

6 March 2019 Do you want to escape the stresses of university, coursework and exams? Then join us for the relaxing and inspiring Reconnect retreat especially for Progressive Jewish students, being held from 22-24 March in the Peak District (nearest station: Manchester Piccadilly). Reconnect gives Progressive Jewish students the chance … Read More

Alliance for Progressive Judaism statement on Otzma Yehudit

Liberal Judaism Logo

27 February 2019 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism joins religious and community leaders from across the spectrum, both in Israel and the Diaspora, in condemning Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intention to govern with an extremist party. Otzma Yehudit’s views are fundamentally opposed to Israel’s founding values, as well as … Read More

Statement about events at University of Essex

Rabbi Daniel Lichman, Chaplain for Progressive Jewish Students 21 February 2019 Progressive Jewish Students echoes the UJS in their disappointment at the events around the recent vote regarding the establishment of a Jewish Society at the University of Essex. We know how key it is to have Jewish representation on … Read More

Liberal Judaism appoints Progressive Jewish Students fieldworker

18 February 2019 Francesca Kurlansky has been appointed as Liberal Judaism’s Progressive Jewish Students fieldworker, where she will help provide community building, learning and programming for young adults. Francesca, a member of South London Liberal Synagogue, joins the Alliance for Progressive Judaism’s student provision, which also includes Maya Skaarbrevik and … Read More

Tu BiShvat 5779

Rabbi Ofek Meir 15 January 2019 Originally posted on ReformJudaism.org Planting “Trees” to Fulfill the Dream of Israel’s Founders Tu BiShvat is known as the Jewish Arbor Day, and as such, it’s the time each year when Israeli school children plant trees. Perhaps it’s no coincidence, then, that it was … Read More

Young Progressive Israelis make Limmud history

Leo Baeck Education Centre students at Limmud

14 January 2019 Israeli high school pupils made a small piece of Limmud Festival history, by becoming the first teenagers from the country to take part in the UK’s biggest celebration of Jewish learning and culture. Six students from the Leo Baeck Education Centre in Haifa, led by Rabbi Oded … Read More

Liberal Judaism sessions at Limmud

17 December 2018 If you’re off to Limmud for shabbat or next week then you are in good company, with Liberal Judaism rabbis, officers, members and partners presenting sessions on an eclectic range of topics. Limmud Festival 2018 runs from Friday 21 December to Thursday 27 December in Birmingham and … Read More

Liberal and Reform Judaism safeguarding training

Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism Alliance photo

27 November 2018 Liberal Judaism has made a renewed commitment to safeguarding and is working alongside Reform Judaism to offer training for trustees, employees and members of all our congregations. Training events were held at the end of November and attended by representatives of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, Ealing Liberal … Read More

Hear Rabbi Noa Sattath at the Pro Zion-Arzenu UK AGM

8 November 2018 Rabbi Noa Sattath, the director of the Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC), will be the special guest speaker before the Pro Zion-Arzenu UK AGM on Sunday 25 November. IRAC is the social justice arm of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism and the leading civil … Read More