[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

Catch the ‘Rambling Rabbi’ at a service near you

Rabbi David Hulbert at Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue

11 January 2019 Rabbi David Hulbert, one of Liberal Judaism’s longest serving congregational rabbis, is spending his well-earned sabbatical from the pulpit by… returning to the pulpit. David is currently taking a sabbatical from East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS). He has served the community and its forerunner Bet … Read More

[Blog] Lest we forget?

Rabbi Nathan Godleman December 2018 I am writing this month’s column on a flight to Heathrow from Berlin, having spent the last seven days as a guest of the German foreign office. One of five UK-based rabbis, we joined a group of ten Canadians on a tour entitled ‘Jewish Life … Read More

New scroll mantle honours leading Essex Liberal Jew

17 September 2018 A new year has meant a new mantle for the Czech Torah Scroll at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS). The new mantle was used for the first time on Erev Rosh Hashanah 5779, keeping with the tradition to dress the Torah in white on the … Read More

Two new Liberal rabbis ordained in moving ceremony

10 July 2018 Two new Progressive rabbis have been ordained by Leo Baeck College in a moving ceremony at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue. Rabbi Nathan Godleman and Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein (pictured above with Dr Jeremy Schonfield) were ordained by Leo Baeck College’s dean, Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh, after spending five … Read More

French Liberal Jews visit East London community

24 May 2018 East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) received a very special visit from 14 members of the French Liberal congregation Keren Or Lyon. After a warm welcome from Rabbi Richard Jacobi, in both French and English, a Shabbat service took place taken from the draft of Liberal … Read More

Essex community says goodbye to Perryman’s Farm Road

9 January 2018 An iconic Liberal synagogue building has held its last services, as members of East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) paid a fond farewell to Perryman’s Farm Road in Redbridge. The building was formerly the home of Bet Tikvah Synagogue, which united with Woodford Liberal Synagogue last … Read More

Download your new Liberal Judaism lectionary

20 September 2017 The new Liberal Judaism lectionary for 5778/9 is available now and can be downloaded by clicking here. The lectionary – compiled by Rabbi David Hulbert and Louise Freedman – is a guide to the recommended Torah and Haftarah readings for Shabbat, festivals and special shabbatot. This latest … Read More

Annual Memorial Services this Sunday

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14 September 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Annual Memorial services will take place this Sunday (September 17). They will be held at the following times: Midday at The Western Cemetery, Cheshunt, led by Rabbi David Hulbert Midday at The Western Cemetery Woodland Burial, Cheshunt, led by Rabbi Jackie Tabick Midday at The … Read More