Watch Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah talk about feminism on BBC One

4 February 2019 Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue’s Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah was part of the panel on BBC One’s hit discussion show The Big Questions this Sunday. Elli took part in a spirited debate entitled ‘Is feminism in crisis?’, during which she spoke about the many schools of feminism … Read More

Read sermons and speeches from Holocaust Memorial Day

31 January 2019 Last weekend saw Jews around the country join with people of all faiths, and none, to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. Services, ceremonies and events were held to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other people killed under Nazi … Read More

Listen to Rabbi Aaron Goldstein’s People’s Playlist

30 January 2019 Rabbi Aaron Goldstein has picked out his People’s Playlist, as part of the popular BBC Three Counties radio show where guests tell their life stories through music. Aaron, who is chair of the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors, joined host Sophie Sulehria for the programme, which … Read More

Discover the fascinating story of world’s first female rabbi

29 January 2019 Rabbi Regina Jonas will be the subject in the first of a new series of Shabbat talks at West Central Liberal Synagogue (WCLS). Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, will lead the lunch time session and tell the story of the Berlin-born Jewish scholar who became … 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

[Report] Liberal Judaism Shabbat is a huge success

24 January 2019 Liberal Judaism communities across the UK celebrated Liberal Judaism Shabbat, as rabbis swapped pulpits for the weekend. Timed to coincide with the yahrzeit of Lily Montagu, one of our movement’s founders, many of the country’s most senior rabbis took part. Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, … Read More

Liberal clergy appear on BBC show

Student Rabbi Anna Posner on BBC One

24 January 2019 Liberal Judaism’s Student Rabbi Anna Posner and Cantor Tamara Wolfson appeared on a BBC TV and radio show profiling London’s young faith leaders on Wednesday. The show, titled London’s Young and Faithful, aired on BBC One and the BBC London YouTube channel at 6.30pm and on the … Read More

Kingston synagogues unite for Holocaust education project

Annick Lever at Kingston Liberal Synagogue Holocaust Memorial Day education project

More than 1,000 Kingston school children are attending a joint Holocaust education project run by the Liberal and Orthodox synagogues in the area. Kingston Liberal Synagogue has teamed up with Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue – an Orthodox community that is part of the United Synagogue – for the Holocaust … 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