Northwood & Pinner welcome Cantor Tamara Wolfson

8 August 2018 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue are delighted to welcome a new member to their clergy team. Rabbi Emeritus Dr Andrew Goldstein and Rabbis Aaron Goldstein and Lea Mühlstein are being joined by Cantor Tamara Wolfson (all pictured above). Lea said: “We very much look forward to Tamara’s … Read More

Leo Baeck College takes learning on the road

7 August 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Mark Solomon led the first step in a new and unique programme from Leo Baeck College. The College’s adult learning programme, the Lehrhaus, has proved hugely popular over the last few years and has now gone ‘on the road’… with Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue … Read More

A spectacular dinner to fund our future

3 August 2018 Following on from the success of the Biennial Weekend, we are proud to present ‘101 Reasons to Celebrate Liberal Judaism’ – our movement’s first ever fundraising dinner. The evening will provide the chance to share stories and memories from the last 70-something years of our Liberal Jewish … Read More

[Blog] Preserving the power of testimony

Helen Stone 31 July 2018 When my phone rang one evening last February the voice was anxious and the tone urgent. The caller was one of the organisers of Northwood Holocaust Memorial Day Events educational sessions. “Our speaker is unwell,” they explained. “Can you take her slot tomorrow morning?” As … Read More

Finchley mark Tisha B’Av with powerful play

30 July 2018 More than 70 people were wowed by a performance of Hyam Maccoby’s play The Disputation, staged by members of Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS). The play is a powerful re-enactment of the Barcelona Disputation of 1263, when Rabbi Moses ben Nachman (later known as Nachmanides) was pitted against … Read More

Join us for the High Holy Days… wherever you are

26 July 2018 Liberal Judaism has once again teamed up with Reform Judaism for the upcoming High Holy Days to make sure that every Progressive Jew has a home for their Jewish story over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Any member of a Liberal or Reform community who cannot attend … Read More

Chuppah protest highlights call for equality in Israel

24 July 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis came together with Reform and Masorti colleagues to erect a chuppah outside of the Israeli Embassy in Kensington to protest last week’s detention of an Israeli Conservative (Masorti) rabbi for performing non-Orthodox weddings. The British rabbis smashed a glass – the symbolic ritual that … Read More

Kingston ‘Pride Seder’ attracts guests from all over London

23 July 2018 Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) held a special ‘Pride Seder’, attracting 30 people from all over London to a celebratory Friday night service and dinner. A joyous occasion – led by Rabbis Dr René Pfertzel and Janet Darley – it saw KLS members joined by friends and guests … Read More

Big numbers at small Reading community’s big birthday

19 July 2018 The Reading Liberal Jewish Community proudly celebrated its 40th birthday with a special Shabbat service and celebratory lunch. The small community’s numbers were swelled for the event as current members were joined by old friends, officers and dignitaries of Liberal Judaism and no less than seven rabbis. … Read More