Liberal Judaism welcomes new WUPJ president

18 September 2019 Liberal Judaism has welcomed Rabbi David Saperstein as the new president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ). David is the long-time director of the American Reform Movement’s acclaimed Religious Action Center (RAC) and served as US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom during the Obama Administration. … Read More

Humanists UK dialogue officer joins our faith schools debate

Jeremy Rodell

16 September 2019 Jeremy Rodell, the dialogue officer for Humanists UK, is the fourth and final panellist to be announced for this week’s Liberal Judaism Hot Potatoes debate on faith schools. Jeremy has been a school speaker for both Humanists UK and the Faith & Belief Forum for many years. … Read More

Are you ready for university? Read our guide

Progressive Jewish Students Chizuk event

15 September 2019 Are you, or a member of your family, starting your first year of university? Do you still have questions on what to pack, what to expect and how to make the most of it? Then Progressive Jewish Students (PJS) is here for you. PJS – which is … Read More

Key voices in faith schools debate to speak at LJ event

13 September 2019 The panel for Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes event on faith schools will feature important voices on both sides of the argument. The debate – titled ‘faith schools: is isolation splendid?’ – will take place on Thursday 19 September at 7pm at the Montagu Centre in Central London. … Read More

Statement on any Israeli expansion in the West Bank

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11 September 2019 A statement from Rabbi Danny Rich and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the Senior Rabbis of Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism. “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s stated intention to annex large swathes of the West Bank is a direct threat to the viability of a two state solution. “Evidence shows that … Read More

NPLS featured in report on faith groups tackling loneliness

10 September 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue has featured in a new report from FaithAction on the ways in which faith groups are working to tackle loneliness and isolation. The report describes how NPLS “is a community finding innovative ways to address loneliness throughout its membership”. It notes that … Read More

Please #ShowUpForShabbat on October 25/26

8 September 2019 Liberal Judaism is urging its members to #ShowUpForShabbat on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October… and bring friends of all faiths and none with you. The initiative started last year after the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh when 11 congregants were murdered at … Read More

Readings and reflections for every day of Ellul

3 September 2019 We have just entered Ellul, the month preceding Tishri in which the festivals of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah are celebrated. For Jews, including Liberal Jews, Ellul has become a period of self-reflection and repentance. But many find it difficult to find inspiration. … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich on the Jewish Views Podcast

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3 September 2019 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has given the Rabbinic Thought for the Month on the September 2019 edition of The Jewish Views Podcast. Speaking on the popular show, which is presented in association with JW3, Danny looks ahead to the coming High Holy Days and … Read More

Take part in the first ever Jnetics Supper Quiz

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2 September 2019 Jnetics – the charity dedicated to improving the awareness, prevention and management of Jewish genetic disorders in the UK – is hosting its first ever Supper Quiz. The quiz, which takes places on the evening of Sunday 15 September, promises to be a fun-filled social event of … Read More