Leading professor to deliver next WCLS lunchtime lecture

28 February 2020 Professor Glenn Levine will deliver the next in the popular West Central Liberal Synagogue (WCLS) Shabbat lunchtime lecture series. Professor Levine will lead a presentation and discussion titled A Short History of Yiddish: From Medieval Yudentaytsh to the 21st Century ‘YidLife Crisis’. He will trace the history … Read More

[Blog] Inside the Leo Baeck Education Centre

Suzy Gold 27 February 2020 Recently I was fortunate enough to visit Leo Baeck Education Centre (LBEC) in Haifa. Having spent time acquainting myself with the website, I felt prepared and knew what to expect. Reading about an unparalleled, forward-thinking establishment in northern Israel sounded little less than a utopian … Read More

Jewish West brings Bristol communities together for Purim

Bristol Jewish West Purim Party

25 February 2020 Jewish West – the non-denominational social group for people in Bristol and surrounding areas – is planning its biggest event to date… a Purim Carnival! Set up by Samuel Waite of Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation and David Stillitz from the (Orthodox) Bristol Hebrew Congregation, the … Read More

Northwood teenagers sleep out to raise homeless awareness

Northwood Kabbalat Torah students sleep out

24 February 2020 The Kabbalat Torah class from Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) slept out on Saturday night to raise their own awareness of the issue of homelessness. The group of 14 and 15 year-olds, including Rabbi Aaron Goldstein’s daughter Shaya, undertook the project as part of the synagogue’s … Read More

Crouch End father and daughter win EcoSynagogue Award

20 February 2020 Crouch End Chavurah’s Leah Bindman Cohen and her father Dave Cohen were honoured at the EcoSynagogue Awards 2020. The pair won a joint prize at the ceremony, held in conjunction with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, for their contributions in helping the Chavurah become greener. … Read More

Funding opportunity for all Liberal communities

18 February 2020 THE NLPS Trust for Progressive Judaism is holding its next meeting in April 2020. The Trust funds large and small projects and welcomes applications from all Liberal Jewish congregations, including developing and affiliated communities. You can see examples of recent grants the Trust has funded by clicking … Read More

[Blog] Daf Yomi with Rabbi Aaron Goldstein – Part 1

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein 13 February 2020 Moses was up Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights, Noah was cooped up in an Ark while it rained for 40 days; and the ancient rabbis (Pirkei Avot 5) understood 40 to denote an age of wisdom. So it seemed appropriate to count … Read More

Biennial Weekend keynote speakers announced

12 Februrary 2020 Liberal Judaism is delighted to announce the keynote speakers for our movement’s flagship event of 2020 – the Biennial Weekend. Titled Liberal Judaism’s Collaboratory, the weekend will focus on the collaborations that make Liberal Judaism and its partners stronger together, and our keynote speakers are all perfectly … Read More

Become a Liberal Judaism exhibition curator

Lily's Legacy volunteer training at the Wiener Library

10 February 2020 Liberal Judaism is offering a free hands-on training evening for all those who want to help us conceptualise and create a groundbreaking multi-media exhibition for our Lily’s Legacy project. We are seeking to build a pioneering volunteer exhibition curator team for the project, which will detail the … Read More

New ELELS members welcomed at special Essex Shabbat

East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue new members Shabbat

9 February 2020 More than 85 members of East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) came together for a special Shabbat service to welcome the community’s newest faces. Rabbi Richard Jacobi led a guitar-based family service to greet all the new arrivals, who also brought along family and friends. Each … Read More