More than 150 attend ‘best ever’ Pride Shabbat at FPS

Pride Shabbat at Finchley Progressive Synagogue FPS

10 July 2019 A Pride Shabbat service at Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) honoured the trailblazers of LGBTQI+ rights in the Jewish community and around the world. More than 150 people attended the service, which was themed l’dor v’dor (from generation to generation) and led by Rabbi Rebecca Birk, Cantor Tamara Wolfson, Student … Read More

Young Adult High Holy Day Ticket Scheme 5780

High Holy Day Ticket Scheme 5870

1 July 2019 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism are happy to announce that we will once again be providing a joint High Holy Day Ticket Scheme for young adults, enabling them to attend High Holy Day services at a community of their choice for free. To be eligible for this … Read More

Day of Celebration tackles vital questions on care

Dame Margaret Hodge and Jean Gaffin OBE at the LJ Day Of Celebration 2019

24 June 2019 More than 180 Progressive Jews came together to discuss care, community and social justice at the Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration. The movement’s flagship event of 2019 had the theme of ‘If I am only for myself’ and focused on how to meet the desire and need … Read More

Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration programme

30 April 2019 Liberal Judaism is proud to announce the full programme for this year’s Day of Celebration, which takes place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) on Sunday 23 June. You can read the programme by clicking here. Our flagship event of 2019, the Day of Celebration will focus … 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

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

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

LJY-Netzer announces 2019-2020 movement worker team

13 February 2019 Liberal Judaism’s youth movement, LJY-Netzer, has announced its new team of movement workers. Francesca Kurlansky of South London Liberal Synagogue, Jacob Swirsky of Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue and Rosa Slater of Finchley Progressive Synagogue will all take up their posts at the start of August. Movement … Read More

Kabbalat Torah classes unite for inspiring weekend

24 January 2019 Ben Combe Is it possible to get 43 teenagers to learn about Jewish theology, grow as young people and bond as a community, all in just under 36 hours? As we learned on the Kabbalat Torah weekend at Finchley Progressive Synagogue, the answer is a resounding yes. … Read More