Birmingham president wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Joe Seager 27 June 2018 Frank Maxwell, the president of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS), has won a Lifetime Achievement Award for turning a home-grown family business into a global enterprise. He was chosen from 14 finalists at the prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards, which acknowledge significant contributions made … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich calls Trump policies ‘immoral’ in BBC interview

25 June 2018 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has said the world needs to let American President Donald Trump know that his policies on refugees are “immoral and dangerous”. Danny was quizzed about the US President by Victoria Derbyshire on her BBC Two show earlier today. He said: … Read More

Kingston Liberal Synagogue celebrates its local councillors

25 June 2018 Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) held a special Shabbat service to honour five of its members who have served, or who have recently been elected, as councillors for all four major English political parties. Kingston members Andrée Frieze (Green Party), Jo Humphreys (Liberal Democrat), Steve Farrer (Conservative Party) … Read More

Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner looks to the future

21 June 2018 Liberal Judaism has pledged to build an education department and develop its student and young adult programming . Speakers at this year’s Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner talked of the need to raise funds in order to invest in these much-needed projects. Held at the House of Lords, … Read More

Kingston faith communities unite to sponsor refugees

19 June 2018 Members of Kingston Liberal Synagogue are working with other local faith communities to sponsor one or more refugee families as part of the Government’s ‘Community Sponsorship’ scheme. The group has registered with the Charity Commission as Kingston Community Refugee Sponsorship (KCRS) and will shortly be seeking Home … Read More

South London Liberal Synagogue appoints full-time rabbi

18 June 2018 Nathan Godleman, who has served South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) as its student minister for the last two years, has been appointed as the synagogue’s full-time rabbi following his ordination. Nathan, a member of Mosaic Liberal Synagogue and a former teacher, began the rabbinic programme at Leo … Read More

Israeli Progressive leaders to speak at Biennial Weekend

14 June 2018 The Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend will welcome four speakers from Israel, who all play key roles within Progressive Judaism in the country. The Israeli delegation will now include Reuven Marko (pictured above), who is chair of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) – Liberal … Read More

Liberal chair helps celebrate a decade of Gloucestershire community

13 June 2018 Several local mayors and dignitaries including Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher (pictured) helped to celebrate 10 years of Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC) at a special anniversary service. Led by Rabbi Anna Gerrard, almost the whole community attended the Shabbat service – which also honoured those who … Read More

NLPS Trust funding opportunity for your community

12 June 2018 The NLPS Trust for Progressive Judaism is holding its next meeting in September 2018. The Trust funds both large and small projects and welcomes applications from all Liberal Judaism congregations, including developing and affiliated communities. If you would like to apply for funding for a particular project, … Read More

Peterborough community join Taste Ramadan event

11 June 2018 Members of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community shared an iftar meal with local Muslims at the UKIM Masjid Khadijah Islamic Centre, as part of the Taste Ramadan initiative. Di Nicholas, Vivienne Fleet and Johnny Richardson took part in the meal, which is eaten by Muslims after sunset during … Read More