Liberal Judaism Officer nominated as Citizen of the Year

Owen Power

Owen Power, a member of Liberal Judaism’s Board of National Officers, has been nominated for Salford’s Citizen of the Year Award. The honour seeks to recognise a truly inspirational Salford hero who has made an outstanding contribution to the area. Owen – who hold Liberal Judaism’s inclusion portfolio and is … Read More

Progressive Jewish Students to run Careers Month in Feb

PJS Careers Month

During February, Progressive Jewish Students will be running a Careers Month to inspire and reassure students about their job prospects post-university. UK Ambassador to the Ukraine Melinda Simmons, BBC journalist Tim Franks and CEO of JW3 Raymond Simonson are among the speakers who will be talking to students about their … Read More

Liberal Jews celebrated in Jewish News 120 Over 80 (part 1)

Cynthia and Neil Drapkin

Many members of Liberal Judaism are in this week’s Jewish News – as part of the paper’s 120 Over 80 list. Over the next four weeks the newspaper, in partnership with Jewish Care, is celebrating 120 individuals aged 80 and over who have influenced and shaped Anglo-Jewry over many decades. … 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

Read the January/February 2021 edition of LJ Today

LJ Today January February Edition

The latest edition of LJ Today – Liberal Judaism’s bi-monthly magazine – is out now and available to read, download and print online. This jam-packed edition features all the latest news, views and pictures from Liberal Judaism and our communities, including: Details of Liberal Judaism’s new Chief Executive Officer, Chief … Read More

Nottingham member Professor Dan Clark receives OBE

Professor Dan Clark

Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) member Professor Dan Clark has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for services to clinical engineering, particularly during Covid-19. Dan, who is head of clinical engineering at Nottingham University Hospitals, is a former treasurer of NLS where he, wife Gill and daughters … Read More

Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi celebrates second batmitzvah

Margaret Jacobi second batmitzvah

Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) held a special service to mark 50 years since the batmitzvah of Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi. Margaret read her original Torah portion again, as well as the sermon that her rabbinic mentor Rabbi John Rayner had given on that occasion. The service was a double special … Read More

New Chairs for the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors

Rabbi Rebecca Birk and Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel

Rabbi Rebecca Birk and Rabbi René Pfertzel are the new Chairs of the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors (CoLRaC). Rebecca has served Finchley Progressive Synagogue for the last 10 years. She loves liturgy and Torah and in particular sharing both. She brings a commitment to social justice, as well … Read More

Liberal Judaism announces new executive team

helley Shocolinsky-Dwyer and Rabbi Charley Baginsky

Liberal Judaism has appointed Rabbi Charley Baginsky (right) as Chief Executive Officer, with Shelley Shocolinsky-Dwyer (left) becoming Chief Operating Officer. Both will take up their positions in January 2021. Charley and Shelley have been Interim Directors of the movement since March 2020 – overseeing a highly successful period including a … Read More

Comedian Philip Simon to star at LJ Chanukah Party

Chanukah Party Graphic

Comedian Philip Simon has joined the line up of talent at Liberal Judaism’s Last Night Chanukah Party this Thursday (17 December) at 7.15pm. Philip is an award-winning stand up and one of the most sought after comperes and opening/closing acts working on the comedy circuit today. He is also an … Read More