Rabbi Anna Gerrard makes history with Clifton College role

Rabbi Anna Gerrard

1 December 2019 Clifton College – the independent boarding and day school in Bristol – has appointed Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Anna Gerrard as its first ever Jewish chaplain. Anna’s role will ensure that Jewish pupils are able to live a Jewish life within the wider school community, including celebrating Jewish … Read More

Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Liberal communities to unite

30 May 2019 Herefordshire Jewish Community (HJC) and neighbouring Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC) are to amalgamate to form one new united Liberal Judaism congregation in the region. A coming together service is planned for Saturday 20 July when the new congregation will be officially formed. It will take the … 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

Gloucestershire event is a Friday night winner

3 July 2017 More than 70 people attended Friday night dinners all over the South West of England in a unique project coordinated by Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC). Rabbi Anna Gerrard and Karen Reynolds organised the venture, which saw members of GLJC attend one of eight dinners, all taking … Read More

Rabbi Anna Gerrard painting to be featured in ‘Faith’ exhibit

15 January 2017 A painting of Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Anna Gerrard will hang in Gloucester Cathedral throughout January and February, as part of an exhibition entitled ‘Faith’. Artist Russell Haines (pictured with Anna and her portrait) has spent the last 18 months producing 37 large portraits for the exhibition, which … Read More

One big Friday night dinner

Gloucestershire Dinner

8 February 2016 The Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC) gathered most of its members together in January for a simultaneous Friday night dinner party. Eighty people united in nine houses around Gloucestershire, enjoying home cooked food contributed by those taking part. Members were grouped together into convenient geographical locations to … Read More

Gloucestershire wins the LAFTAs

8 June 2015 Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC) has won the prestigious Liberal Academy of Film & Torah Awards (LAFTAs). The cheder/religion school of every Liberal community was tasked with producing a three-minute film on the theme ‘A Day in the Life of Israel’. GLJC fought off stiff competition to … Read More