Israeli Ambassador helps celebrate Czech connection at NPLS

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 6 June 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) has, for 40 years, had an annual Czech/Slovak Memorial Shabbat to record the time that Jews from its Torah towns were deported to the concentration camps (mainly Terezin) in 1942. This year the anniversary came a day … Read More

Kingston holds Ramadan Iftar for Muslim neighbours

Kingston Liberal Synagogue Iftar

15 May 2019 Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) hosted an Iftar for members of the local Muslim community to break their fast during Ramadan. The event saw Jews and Muslims eating together and the Kingston members learning more about Ramadan, a month of reflection and prayer during which Muslims will fast … Read More

Statements on the terrorist attack in San Diego

Liberal Judaism Logo

28 April 2019 From the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors: We are deeply saddened by the second recent deadly attack on a synagogue community at prayer. At times when congregants are seeking spiritual sanctuary, it is grievous that they cannot assume physical sanctuary. We think of all those wounded … Read More

Leicester community expands with £140,000 annexe

24 April 2019 Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation (LPJC) was packed to the rafters for the grand unveiling of the community’s new annexe. Representatives from many faiths, local charities and activity groups – all regular users of the synagogue’s facilities – gathered to celebrate the opening of the new addition to … Read More

Statements on the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

Liberal Judaism Logo

21 April 2019 From Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism: Attacks on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, mosques in Christchurch and churches in Sri Lanka are all from the same stable of religious intolerance, bigotry, terrorism and the inability to celebrate difference. Liberal Judaism remains committed to the promotion … Read More

Nottingham’s People’s Concert wows a sell-out crowd

18 April 2019 A sell-out audience of 200 attended this year’s People’s Concert at Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS), declaring it as the best ever. The brainchild of Nottingham’s Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich (pictured), the roll call of performers for this year’s event also included Rabbi Mark Solomon, Bishop of Sherwood Tony … Read More

Peterborough Liberals enjoy supper with Archbishop

Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community with Archbishop of Canterbury

16 April 2019 Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community was well represented at a recent faith leaders’ supper with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Chair Chrissie Hassall and lay leader Graham Berkman (pictured on the left) were invited by the Bishop of Peterborough, the Right Revd Donald Allister, to attend the event … Read More

Jewish and Muslim women unite as #ActiveAllies against hate

10 April 2019 A number of Liberal Jews, including Rabbi Janet Burden of Ealing Liberal Synagogue, took part in the annual conference held by Jewish/Muslim women’s network Nisa-Nashim on Sunday – where they made a commitment to take firm and united action against antisemitism and Islamophobia. The 250 delegates – … Read More

Rabbi’s Guardian letter highlights our Liberal Jewish values

9 April 2019 Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi has made a strong stand for our Liberal Jewish values on equality and openness in a joint letter to the Guardian with Methodist minister Deacon Ruth Yorke. Margaret, who is rabbi at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, joined with nearby Christian minister Ruth in penning … Read More

Interfaith award for Peterborough’s Di Nicholas

8 April 2019 Di Nicholas of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community received a Civic Award from Peterborough City Council for her contribution to developing interfaith relations in the city. Di – who was presented with the award by the Mayor and Mayoress of Peterborough – has had a huge impact locally … Read More