Liberal Judaism Chair’s Awards winners 2021

Rosa Slater

One of the highlights of last weekend’s Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend was the presentation of our Chair’s Awards. The awards celebrate the contribution of volunteers to our communities and national movement. On announcing the recipients, Liberal Judaism Chair Ruth Seager said: “This past year, more than ever, we have needed … Read More

Inclusion agenda at the heart of LJ Biennial Weekend

Ruth and Andrew Seager at Biennial

Liberal Judaism’s leaders vowed to expand and enhance our movement’s inclusion agenda, even when it rouses passionate opposition, at the flagship Biennial Weekend. Held online with the theme of Breaking Down Walls, a succession of speakers from both within and outside the movement looked at the issue of inclusion from … Read More

Stephen Bush to speak on racial inclusivity at Biennial 2021

Stephen Bush

Stephen Bush, the Chair of the Board of Deputy’s Commission on Racial Inclusivity in the Jewish Community, will speak at the Liberal Judaism Biennial 2021. Making his first conference appearance since the publication of the Commission’s report, Stephen will be in conversation with Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) Chair Tamara Joseph. … Read More

Liberal Judaism Biennial 2021 programme in full

Liberal Judaism Biennial new logo

Liberal Judaism is delighted to announce the full programme of incredible speakers and sessions for Biennial 2021: Breaking Down Walls. Our flagship event takes place online from Friday 30 April to Sunday 2 May. It is open and accessible to all – and promises to be welcoming, interesting and ultimately … Read More

Pitch your inclusion project to our judges and win £3,000!

Liberal Judaism is offering £3,000 to help get a community inclusion project off the ground, as part of a competition taking place at this year’s Biennial Weekend at Home. With a dedication to ‘inclusion in action’ at the Biennial, and beyond, we are looking for Liberal communities to pitch their … Read More

First Biennial 2021 keynote and booking details announced

Rabbi Benay Lappe

Rabbi Benay Lappe will be the Friday night keynote speaker at this year’s Liberal Judaism Biennial at Home. The first time the Biennial has ever featured a Friday night keynote, Rabbi Benay – an award-winning educator specialising in the application of queer theory to Talmud study – is the perfect … Read More

Two ways you can get involved with Biennial 2021

LJ Biennial Weekend 2021 poster

The Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend 2021 will take place online from Friday 30 April to Sunday 2 May – and there are two fantastic ways you can get involved. Over the next month we will be teaching a song to as many people as possible, throughout our communities, so we … Read More

Biennial: A showcase of what Liberal Judaism is all about

Biennial 2021 - Breaking Down Walls

Rabbi Leah Jordan on what’s in store at the Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend: In response to the challenges of this year, Liberal Judaism’s Biennial Weekend 2021 – which will take place online from Friday 30 April to Sunday 2 May – promises to be something special and unique. At this … Read More

Jess Baker’s Biennial Weekend vegan challah recipe

Biennial Challah

19 June 2020 The Liberal Judaism Biennial At Home started with LJY-Netzer member Jess Baker’s vegan challah bake… and we’ve had people asking for the recipe ever since. So here, in time for Shabbat, is how to make gorgeous vegan challah – courtesy of Jess (pictured). Ingredients: 4 cups/ 500g … Read More

Liberal Judaism enjoys record breaking Biennial Weekend

Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Rabbi Aaron Goldstein and Ruth Seager at LJ Biennial

25 May 2020 A record breaking 1,500 registered delegates attended Liberal Judaism’s Biennial At Home – hearing our movement’s rabbis and leadership outline plans to make our prophetic voice even stronger in the years ahead. With five times as many people signed up to watch online as can fit into … Read More