Volunteering and training opportunities for LJ legacy project

16 January 2019 Liberal Judaism has launched its latest ground-breaking oral history project Lily’s Legacy: The Radical History & Heritage of Liberal Judaism in Britain… and now we need your help! Over the next year, we will record the diverse voices of our movement and map the various existing heritage … Read More

Young Progressive Israelis make Limmud history

Leo Baeck Education Centre students at Limmud

14 January 2019 Israeli high school pupils made a small piece of Limmud Festival history, by becoming the first teenagers from the country to take part in the UK’s biggest celebration of Jewish learning and culture. Six students from the Leo Baeck Education Centre in Haifa, led by Rabbi Oded … Read More

Catch the ‘Rambling Rabbi’ at a service near you

Rabbi David Hulbert at Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue

11 January 2019 Rabbi David Hulbert, one of Liberal Judaism’s longest serving congregational rabbis, is spending his well-earned sabbatical from the pulpit by… returning to the pulpit. David is currently taking a sabbatical from East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS). He has served the community and its forerunner Bet … Read More

Rabbis to swap communities for ‘Liberal Judaism Shabbat’

Liberal Judaism's rabbis and cantors at Kallah

10 January 2018 Liberal Judaism’s clergy will swap communities on, and around, Saturday 19 January as part of a special ‘Liberal Judaism Shabbat’. The services are timed to coincide with the yahrzeit of Lily Montagu and will act as a celebration of her life and legacy. Lily was one of … Read More

Tu Bishvat Shabbaton at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

LJS Tu Bishvat Shabbaton

9 December 2018 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St Johns Wood will hold a special Shabbaton on Saturday 19 January to celebrate Tu Bishvat. The event runs from 10am until 5.30pm and will include a wide range of study sessions, a service and a vegan chavurah (bring and share) … Read More

New LJY-Netzer youth board formed at Veidah

LJY Netzer Bobag Board

8 January 2019 Members of Liberal Judaism’s youth movement, LJY-Netzer, have voted to form a new board at their annual decision making forum. LJY-Netzer Veidah takes place each January and sees participants, from school year 11 upwards, get together to decide on LJY-Netzer policy and ideology for the year ahead. … Read More

Vote Liberal in the Mitzvah Day Awards

7 January 2019 Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community (PLJC) and LJY-Netzer are both in the running to win prestigious Mitzvah Day Awards. The awards – which celebrate the best projects that take place on the UK’s biggest faith-based day of social action – are all voted for by the public via … Read More

A very Green conversion at Kingston Liberal Synagogue

Andree's Admission Ceremony

31 December 2018 Andree Frieze, a Green Party Councillor for the London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames council, was formally welcomed into Judaism at an Admission Ceremony at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) this Shabbat. Andree has been an active member of KLS since 2012 when she and her husband, Shimon Morad, who … Read More

A course on transforming conversations between Jews and Christians

Deep Calls to Deep book cover

31 December 2018 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St Johns Wood will be running an eight week course this spring examining the groundbreaking book Deep Calls to Deep: Transforming Conversations Between Christians and Jews. The book – a series of essays edited by Rabbi Tony Bayfield – has won … Read More

Major victory in campaign to resettle child refugees

Safe Passage campaign picture

28 December 2018 The British Government has dropped a key barrier to bringing child refugees to the UK, in a victory for Liberal Judaism and its partners in Safe Passage. Two years ago, Britain offered to help 480 of the most vulnerable unaccompanied child refugees under the Dubs scheme. However … Read More